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Adrian Peterson Controversy: Is It Okay to Spank Your Children?

Adrian Peterson Controversy: Is It Okay to Spank Your Children?

Originally posted 09/16/2014 07:15PM

To spank or not to spank?

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Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview Regains Custody

Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview Regains Custody

Originally posted 09/03/2014 03:45PM

The Arizona mother who was arrested for leaving her kids in the car during a job interview has regained custody of her two children.

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New Child Sex Abuse Claims Filed Against Michael Jackson

New Child Sex Abuse Claims Filed Against Michael Jackson

Originally posted 08/07/2014 06:10PM

Five years after his sudden passing, Michael Jackson is being accused of sexual abuse by a man who claims he was molested as a child by the superstar.

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Missing Boy Found in Basement Says Dad Beat Him with Pipe

Boy Found in Basement Alleges Long-Term Abuse by Parents

Originally posted 07/16/2014 07:25AM

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Settlement Reached in Guardianship Case of Modern Family's Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter: Settlement Reached in Guardianship Case of Modern Family Star

Originally posted 05/05/2014 05:15PM

Ariel Winter will keep living with her adult sister after an agreement was reached Monday with the mother of Winter in a long-running guardianship dispute.

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Prosecutor: Mom Beat 4-Year-Old Son to Death Because She Thought He Was Gay

Prosecutor Says Mom Beat Son, 4, to Death Because She Thought He Was Gay

Originally posted 03/28/2014 08:00PM

Jessica Dutro regularly beat all three of her kids – but the Portland mom was especially hard on her son Zachary, eventually beating him to death the day before his fourth birthday because he seemed gay, prosecutors say.

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Scarlett Johansson Calls Woody Allen Allegations 'Irresponsible' and 'Guesswork'

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow's Open Letter 'Irresponsible', Her Allegations 'Guesswork'

Originally posted 03/17/2014 12:35PM

Scarlett Johansson is speaking about the Woody Allen scandal, calling Dylan Farrow's open letter slamming stars who have worked with the director "irresponsible."

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Tucson Toddler's Remains Found in Toy Chest

Tucson Toddler's Remains Found in Toy Chest

Originally posted 03/07/2014 03:00PM

A landlord in Tucson removing property abandoned by an evicted family made a gruesome discovery this week: the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy stuffed inside a blue toy chest.

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Adrienne Maloof Gets Custody of Kids, Alleges Abuse by Paul Nassif

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Adrienne Maloof Gets Custody of Kids, Alleges Abuse by Paul Nassif

Originally posted 09/20/2012 12:10PM

A judge on Wednesday awarded The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof temporary custody of her three sons, after she alleged that her estranged husband, Paul Nassif, choked one of them last week.

A rep for Nassif confirmed the court decision to PEOPLE, adding that his legal team was blindsided by the allegations, which Nassif denies.

Maloof, 51, claims that Nassif, 50, with whom she is locked in a bitter divorce and custody battle, turned around and choked one of the boys for being rowdy on a drive last Thursday, TMZ.com reported.

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Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Taking Daughter, 6, into Tanning Bed

Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Child Endangerment Charge in Tanning Salon Incident

Originally posted 05/02/2012 04:30PM

Patricia Krentcil, a Nutley, N.J., resident who has been tanning her "whole life," pled not guilty to charges of child endangerment on Wednesday after she was accused to taking her fair-skinned daughter into a tanning bed with her.

Krentcil's daughter, 6, apparently showed up to school one day with a sunburn, telling friends she went tanning with her mom. But Krentcil – whose skin is an unnatural shade of dark brown as a result of bronzing – says the whole thing is "preposterous" to WCBS New York.

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