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PHOTO: The battle over North Dakota's Measure 6 is proving as bitter as any divorce, with very different views on just how a shared parenting requirement would impact kids when their parents call it quits. Photo credit: Siti Fatimah/Flickr.

BISMARCK, S.D. - A question on shared parenting in cases of divorce will face North Dakota voters with Measure 6 next week. Supporters point to equality for mom and dad, while opponents predict it'll mean more family conflict and more litigation. Measure 6 would create a legal presumption that eac ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas has a record 14 million people registered to vote this year, and efforts at getting them to the polls with the proper I.D. continue with the election now just one week away. Photo credit: Matt Turner/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - With the midterm election one week away, Texans are being urged to get out and vote - but they are also being reminded they will need appropriate identification in the wake of the state's new voter I.D. law. After numerous twists and turns in the legal battle over the need for a pho ...Read More

PHOTO: Months of heated debate are quickly coming to a close, as North Dakotans will vote next week on eight ballot measures in all, the first with a focus on abortion. Photo credit: Letta Page

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakotans will vote on eight measures when they head to the polls next week, and among the most contentious of them is the first. Measure 1 would amend the state constitution, as supporters say, to protect the laws on abortion that already are on the books. Among those pushi ...Read More

DENVER - Colorado's airwaves and newspapers are a-chatter with campaign ads for and against Amendment 67 also known as the Personhood Amendment. If approved by voters, the proposal would include unborn human beings under the definition of "person" in the state's criminal code. If it sounds famili ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds 84 people's lives were lost in domestic violence homicides in Illinois between July 2013 and June 2014. Photo credit: D. Harder/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new report highlights the deadly consequences of domestic violence in Illinois. According to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 63 domestic-violence homicide incidents resulted in the deaths of 84 people between July 2013 and last June. Coalition executive dir ...Read More

PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's estimated that the chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about one in eight, and women across Iowa are being reminded of the importance of screenings. Regular self exams or mammograms can help catch breast cancer early, bettering the odds of ...Read More

PHOTO: Across Tennessee, women are being reminded of the importance of early detection to improve breast cancer survival. Photo credit: williami5/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While October's observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month soon will come to a close, women across Tennessee are being reminded of the importance of early detection every day of the year. Linda Reddick, founder of the Memphis-based nonprofit Seeds 2 Life, said breast cancer cont ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota leaders in law enforcement, gun safety and domestic violence prevention gathered Monday for a roundtable with former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Photo credit: Bill Morrow/Flickr.

MINNEAPOLIS - Former U.S. congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabby Giffords was in Minnesota on Monday, touting the need for stronger laws to protect women from gun violence by stalkers and abusers. Giffords was joined by leaders in law enforcement, gun safety, and domestic violence preventio ...Read More

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