Leah Hickman

Leah Hickman

After 4-Year Delay, Movie about Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Will Come to Theaters

This October, the film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer will hit theaters after a nearly four-year delay.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed from Children’s Literature Award Due to Wilder’s Alleged Racism

In 1954, Laura Ingalls Wilder became the first author to receive the award bearing her own name: the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) first established this award as a way to recognize notable works by U.S. children’s book authors.

Stonehenge Builders Used Pythagoras’ Theorem 2,000 Years Before He Lived

This Thursday at dawn, thousands of people gathered at England’s famous ancient monument, Stonehenge, to celebrate the beginning of the summer solstice.

Baby Born on Paris Train Rewarded with Free Rail Travel

Looking to save money for a future kid? Apparently mothers can make that happen by accidentally giving birth while in transit. Just this Monday, a woman gave birth to her baby boy while on a train in busy central Paris.

Proposal to Split California into Three States Hits Ballots in November

If voters give it the go-ahead, the proposal to split California still has to be approved by Congress. On top of that, NPR says that it would “very likely face legal challenges on both the state and federal levels.”

Why Your Kids Don’t (Willingly) Help with the Chores

“Toddlers are born assistants,” says Michaeleen Doucleff with NPR. Earlier this month, she contributed to NPR’s series on “How to Raise a Human” with an article about how to get kids to (willingly) do their chores. The key, she says, lies in that toddler instinct to help.

Is the Media Covering Recent Celebrity Suicides in a Dangerous Way?

Two celebrities committed suicide this week. This Tuesday, fashion designer Kate Spade took her own life, and on Friday, chef Anthony Bourdain did the same. One journalist is concerned that the media coverage of these tragic deaths is actually harmful.

North Korea Releases Three American Christians from Prison

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought home three American citizens who had spent the last one to three years as prisoners in North Korea.

Iowa Legislature Passes Anti-Abortion 'Heartbeat' Bill That Could Help Overturn Roe v. Wade

This Tuesday, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that would, if signed into law, ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected.
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