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  • Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    A pregnant teen who sued her parents, claiming they were coercing her to have an abortion, will be able to give birth to her baby.

    Attorneys representing the 16-year-old girl were granted a long-term injunction against the girl's parents in Texas family court on Monday, according to court documents.

    The teen is 10 weeks pregnant and the injunction will last for the duration of her pregnancy.

    As part of the order, the girl will be able to use her car to go to school, work and medical appointments. Her parents had taken away the use of the car as part of their effort to force an abortion, court papers stated.

    The teen's parents will be liable for half of the hospital bill when she gives birth, unless she is married to the baby's 16-year-old father.

    "We are extremely happy with the judge's decision today and we are very proud of our teenage client for being strong enough to stand against her parents to save her unborn child's life," Greg Terra, president of

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  • Model Says She Won 'Genetic Lottery'

    Victoria's Secret model Cameron Russell has a message: Society overvalues looks and should pay more attention to serious issues.

    The stunning 25-year-old delivered a frank talk in October that was posted online last month in which she talks about how modeling "isn't a career path." Since then the video has racked up more than 1.3 million hits - four times the number of viewers who clicked on a talk by Colin Powell.

    "Saying that you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying that you want to win the Powerball when you grow up," she said in remarks at a TED conference, an annual event that showcases thought-provoking speakers.

    The model, who studied economics and political science at Columbia University, isn't surprised at the attention her talk has generated given society's obsession with "tall, slender figures, and femininity and white skin," she wrote in a piece yesterday for CNN. She notes that only an estimated 4 percent of models are non-white.

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  • Oscars 2013: Who Should Wear What?

    With the 85th annual Academy Awards just days away, stars are logging their last marathon sweat sessions with trainers, swigging bottles of organic juices for their cleanses and perfecting their camera-ready poses before making their way down the red carpet Sunday night.

    While the race for Best Picture is tight, the real contest of the night is best dressed. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Kerry Washington are sized up during awards season for their daring (and not-so daring) choices in the sartorial department, but the Oscars are arguably the night when these stars need to look their best.

    Some predict Oscar ballot winners, but for the actresses in the spotlight starring in this year's Academy-award nominated films, the contest on the carpet is one not to be missed.

    Cast Your Ballot!

    We asked E!'s Fashion Police co-host George Kotsiopolous,

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  • Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists

    By Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. ...

  • Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks

    By Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash. Lincoln, a storied Detroit brand which Ford has owned since 1922, has been in a swoon for the past two decades, leaving dealers and customers wondering if Ford management had left the brand for dead. ...

  • Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
    Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."

  • U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command
    U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. U.S. warplanes also destroyed an Islamic State artillery piece near Kobani, Syria, officials said Saturday. The 22 strikes in Iraq included attacks in the frequently targeted areas near the vital Mosul dam, the city of Fallujah and the northern city of Bayji, home of an oil refinery. The Iraq strikes hit large and small Islamic State units, buildings, vehicles and fighting positions, Central Command said. ...

  • Three teens fight for life after US school shooting
    Three teens fight for life after US school shooting

    Two girls, 14, and a boy, 15, were in critical condition in the hospital after Friday's bloodshed in the northwestern state of Washington that also left one student and the young shooter dead in yet another US school attack. Both male students were reportedly cousins of Jaylen Fryberg, a popular first-year student at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School who opened fire in the school cafeteria. Joanne Roberts, a doctor at Providence Regional Medical Center in the city of Everett, 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Seattle, said the girls had undergone surgery for head wounds. Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said detectives "were able to confirm that a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the shooter," while local media said the employee was a teacher.

  • Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs
    Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

    Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits. Net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million ...

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