Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Prosecutors up charges for some in college bribery scam

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/10/19, 11:34 am

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday filed new charges against 16 parents involved in a college admissions scam, including actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. The parents are accused of bribing university administrators, coaches, and standardized test officials to get their children admitted to elite schools. Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, even though neither of them played the sport.

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Political malpractice

Family | California bill would ban surgery on children with sexual abnormalities
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/05/19, 03:22 pm

A bill moving through the California legislature this session would ban surgeries on children born with disorders of sexual development, sometimes called intersex traits, until they are old enough to give informed consent.

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Teens in crisis

Family | Smartphones and social media fuel skyrocketing mental health problems in young people today
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/29/19, 04:12 pm

A new study released this month found that teens and young adults are facing epidemic rates of anxiety and depression, and psychologists fear the effects of technological screens are to blame.

The report, published March 14 in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, analyzes more than a decade of data from the National Survey on Drugs and Health, a large representative survey of 600,000 adults and adolescents administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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