Students suspended for posing with airsoft rifles on Facebook

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Two Massachusetts high school students feel they were unfairly punished after posting images of themselves posing with airsoft rifles on Facebook. Before going to their high school homecoming dance, Tito Velez, 15, and his girlfriend Jamie Pereira took… [Read More]
Categories: Violence/toy guns

Best Bay Area neighborhoods for trick-or-treating

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Halloween is upon us and some of the Bay Area’s favorite neighborhoods are wrapped in orange and black. Below is a list of some of the favorite spots for trick-or-treaters offered up by SFGate readers on Facebook. Please add to this list in the comme… [Read More]
Categories: Halloween

Undercover camera reveals street harassment women regularly face

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A video of a woman simply dressed in an unassuming black T-shirt and jeans walking through the streets of Manhattan demonstrates how frequently women are publicly harassed. Around every street corner this woman seems to encounter a fellow who calls out… [Read More]
Categories: Video

10 signs your kids have eaten too much candy

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Numerous studies contradict the widely held belief that sugar makes kids hyper. Scientists have tested this theory again and again and repeatedly find that sugar doesn’t make kids bounce off the walls. But any parent will tell you these researchers … [Read More]
Categories: Candy/sweets, Halloween

Walmart apologizes for selling ‘Fat girls costumes’ online

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Today, Walmart apologized for labeling an online page ‘Fat Girl Costumes.’ The retail giant featured the offensive heading on a page selling costumes for plus-size women launched on Monday. Twitter quickly lit up with angry outraged messages and Wa… [Read More]

Couple wants to back out of adoption of ‘mentally ill’ Russian children

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Is it ever appropriate to back out of an adoption? If you bring a child into your home and call him your own, just how badly would that child have to behave for it to be acceptable for you to disown him? What if that child threatened to kill you? A cas… [Read More]
Categories: Adoption

Syrian Kurds name baby Obama to thank U.S. for airstrikes

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 A Syrian Kurd named Sultan Muslim named her baby Obama as a way to thank the United States for the airstrikes aimed at stopping the Islamic State (IS)  from taking over her hometown of Kobani. Muslim, her husband and their six children fled the bes… [Read More]

Calif. company makes pot leaf Halloween costume for babies

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A California costume company is known for its provocative designs. But while the Ebola Hazmat Containment Suit is this year’s best-seller, it’s the Marijuana Leaf for Babies that’s got people talking. The baby bunting with a giant pot leaf attach… [Read More]
Categories: Halloween