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'12 Days of Christmas' Items Top $34K, Up 0.6 Percent

By Joe Mandak | Dec 1
The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3% over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index.

Peace Corps Volunteers Claim Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Assaults

Nov 30
Pressure to change a culture of victim-blaming goes back years, but some survivors still claim they are blamed or punished.

High Court's Election-Year Lineup Rich in High-Profile Cases

By Mark Sherman | Nov 30
The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

Michael Lucas Issues Statement Regarding the 'Porn House of Horrors'

Nov 30
According to porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas, the "romantic" mansion he is accused of trashing came complete with its own sex dungeon. He is accusing the plaintiff in a lawsuit against him of being a "professional extortionist."

Attorney Compares Kansas Sperm Donor's Plight, Gay Marriage

Nov 30
A Kansas sperm donor's battle to avoid being declared the legal father of a same-sex couple's child has some similarities to the fight for gay marriage, the man's attorney argued in court filings.

'Gods of Egypt' Studio, Director Apologize for White Cast

By Lindsey Bahr | Nov 30
"Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

Planned Parenthood: Long a Lightening Rod in US Culture Wars

By David Crary and Brian Melley | Nov 30
As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.

Suspect in Colorado Clinic Shooting to Appear in Court

By Sadie Gurman | Nov 30
The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the mountains of South Carolina and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization.

Gay Marriage Is Legal But Not On Tribal Lands

By Felicia Fonseca | Nov 29
Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.

Planned Parenthood Under Fire Literally and Figuratively

By David Crary and Brian Melley | Nov 29
The fatal shootings at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic are the latest in a long history of violence at clinics that provide abortions and doctors who perform the procedure.

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