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Matt Damon to be a daddy again: Matt Damon is having a good year. He is People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" and is now expecting another child with his wife, Luciana. This will be the third child for the growing family.

Sleeping girl in Clinton 3 a.m. ad is an Obama girl: Seventeen-year-old Casey Knowles was surprised to find that footage from an ad she taped almost 10 years ago was featured in Hillary's now famous "3 a.m." ad. Casey may not be able to vote in the primaries, but she supports Obama for President, volunteers for his campaign, and plans to vote for him in November.

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Rihanna helps Mom with leukemia find bone marrow donor: Grammy award winner Rihanna used her celebrity to spread the word and help Lisa Gershowitz, a mother of two with leukemia, find a bone marrow donor. A Mom•Logic Mom even got tested. A match was found, and Lisa is now waiting to undergo the life-saving bone
marrow transplant.

Case renews debate on vaccine-autism link: Government health officials have conceded that childhood vaccines worsened a rare, underlying disorder that ultimately led to autism-like symptoms in a Georgia girl, and that she should be paid from a federal vaccine-injury fund, reports CNN. While the government has not conceded that vaccines cause autism, many parents and advocates for autistic children see the case as a victory. Keep Reading...

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Lisa Marie Presley is pregnant: Presley and her music producer husband, Michael Lockwood, are expecting their first child together in the fall, according to her rep. This is the third child for Elvis' daughter, who has two teens with ex-husband, Danny Keough.

Obama adviser calls Hillary a "monster": Tempers are flaring and the tension is rising in the democratic race for the White House. A foreign policy adviser to Senator Obama told a Scottish newspaper that Senator Clinton "is a monster--that's off the record--she is stooping to anything." Guess the kid gloves are officially off as the candidates arm wrestle their way to the convention.

Mom who hosed toddler turns herself in: The pregnant mom caught on tape for allegedly spraying her 2-year-old daughter with a high-pressure car wash hose for disciplinary purposes turned herself into police after seeing the surveillance footage on the news. The case is under investigation, but no charges have been filed.

States consider booster seat laws: Nine states are reviewing legislation that would require parents to put children younger than 8 years old in a booster seat while driving. All 50 states legally require children up to 4 years old to be in car seats, but child safety officials say booster seats should be mandated to prevent unnecessary injury in the event of a crash.

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College women murdered: Police are searching for the gunmen who killed Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson in two separate incidents. Police are currently investigating a possible connection.

Moms in India offered incentive to birth baby girls: India's government is offering financial incentives to parents to stop the increasing number of abortions of unborn girls. It is estimated that 10 million Indian girls were aborted during the past two decades.

Introducing MySpace for toddlers:
Parent bragging rights have gone high-tech. A new Web site, TotSpot, allows parents to log on a create profiles about their kids. You can post pictures, track your babies "firsts," and blog about the funniest thing your little offspring did that day.

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Patrick Swayze diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: The 55-year-old actor of Dirty Dancing and Ghost fame confirmed he is fighting life-threatening cancer. Swayze's doctor says the cancer is in its early stages and refutes tabloid reports he only has weeks to live. Patrick, you are in our thoughts.

Taxicab baby and teen mom get a home: Six-month-old Daniella Perez and her runaway 14-year-old mom were sent back to the girl's home in Maryland yesterday. While they will be placed with families, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Social Services says it's unclear whether the two will be together. Keep Reading...

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Nicole Richie doesn't like her post-baby breasts: The new Mommy thinks her post-delivery bosom makes her look "slutty" and she complains that now she has to wear a bra. ML note: We think Nicole's new curves agree with her.

Warning for kids using Tamiflu: The FDA has issued a warning that Tamiflu can cause "convulsions, delirium and delusions." Most of the cases have been reported in Japan.

Brooklyn Beckham knows how to party: Posh's little Spice had a break-dancing-themed birthday yesterday and cut a rug with siblings, friends and A-List stars like Heidi Klum and Eva Longoria Parker. Brooklyn's Soccer Dad was in Asia for a game and couldn't make the party. Keep Reading...

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McCain Clinches Nomination; Clinton Comes Back...Again: Senator John McCain defeated rival Governor Mike Huckabee last night in all four primary states and secured the Republican nomination. The battle between the Democrats continues after Senator Clinton fought back and won three out of four states, keeping her candidacy alive.

Dannielynn inherits Anna Nicole's fortune: A Los Angeles judge accepted a petition to name the 18-month-old daughter of Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole Smith as the sole heir of her late mother's estate. A trust has been set up for the toddler, who may inherit hundreds of millions of dollars that Smith inherited from her 90-year-old oil-tycoon husband, J. Howard Marshall. Marshall's family is continuing to contest the will. Keep Reading...

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Dangers of teens at the wheel: A new study reports that more than 50% of teens who die in car accidents were riding with teen drivers on high speed roads and not wearing a seatbelt. Sobering statistics that could be life-saving to discuss with your teen.

Skip breakfast, gain weight: A new study reports that teens who eat breakfast may consume more calories each day, but weigh less than their peers who don't chow down in the morning. The University of Minnesota study concludes that teens are at a lower risk of obesity if they have breakfast each morning. Keep Reading...

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J.Lo pampers her newborns: Jennifer has hired a baby masseuse to rub down her twins at least once a week and even consulted a color specialist before painting the nursery in shades of blue, known for boosting intelligence. Max and Emme reportedly only sleep on 600-count Egyptian linens and listen to classical music. Clearly Jen is a first-time mom.

Device helps overweight kids lose weight: A new monitoring device called the TV Allowance ($99) can help your overweight child lose weight by cutting TV and computer time in half. Researchers say the device can get your kids off the couch and promote a more active lifestyle without creating a lot of conflict.

Do you suffer from Momnesia? According to an article in USA Today, "Momnesia" is defined as the mental fogginess and memory lapses that set in shortly after childbirth. Researchers say that mental fuzziness is real, and a mom's memory can become a blur. Any 'Momnesia' moments you'd like to share? (If you can remember them, that is....)

Mom fight at Chuck E. Cheese: A Massachusetts mom reportedly started a brawl with a fellow mom because her son was hogging an arcade game and not letting the birthday boy play. Nothing like setting a good example for your kids!

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Gloria Steinem causes trouble for Hillary: In an attempt to rally women around Hillary Clinton's troubled campaign, the famed feminist has caused more harm than good. Speaking to Hillary supporters, Steinem said just because John McCain was held as a prisoner of war does not make him qualified to be president. The Clinton campaign quickly denounced those remarks.

Poor memory=bad grades: A new study claims that your child's bad memory could be to blame for their poor performance in school. According to researchers, if children with weak working memories are identified early, they can undergo memory training to increase their "storage bin" and excel academically. Isn't that also called studying? Keep Reading...


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