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Britney wins three awards at VMAs: After opening MTV's Video Music Awards in a vintage silver Versace minidress, Britney Spears proceeded to win three Moonmen, including the Video of the Year award. She dedicated her first award to her children. Could this be the comeback we've all been waiting for? Only time will tell.

Single mothers a growing concern? The number of single mothers in the United States is steadily increasing and their lower incomes are a major concern, an expert says. "The inequality of incomes in these families is unbelievable," he said. "Forty percent are poor, or near-poor. A large fraction is dependent on public assistance. Unless the mother is very well-educated and has a bachelor's degree or above, there's a huge fiscal cost to the rest of us."

Mother-daughter crime team stabbed man for $15: Two teenage girls are accused of stabbing a 75-year-old man to death in a robbery that netted them just $15, and police say the mother of one of the teens helped put them up to it. Dannette R. Gillespie, 38, gave knives to her 15-year-old daughter and Vanessa Anne Ocampo, 19, then waited in the back seat of their car while the teens robbed and killed Eugene Palma, according to a probable cause warrant.

Government takes over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae: The federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will likely translate into lower mortgage rates and greater availability of credit, experts say. CNN reports rates could drop by 1 percentage point from the 6.39 percent for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. But lending standards will stay tight and risky borrowers will still pay extra fees.

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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
AfterGirl September 8, 2008, 1:46 PM

I guess I was/am just not the typical single mom. I am 51 and still do not have my degree (though I am working on it). I was never a financial burden to the taxpayer. I always paid my own way. I had a daughter that had lots of health problems and had open heart surgery at 4 1/2 years of age. I always made sure she was insured (through a series of jobs I hated). I was never even on WIC.

I know I was somewhat lucky but I also worked hard and made sacrifices.

I also am not hating on those single moms who need support and help. I’m just saying…sterotype I am not!

rhonda September 8, 2008, 6:19 PM

I refuse to put anyone in a so called stereotype…I recognize that we are all unique individuals! When one stereotypes, one hates… we all have different circumstances….

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