Kiley Crossland

Kiley is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on marriage, family, and sexuality.

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Fewer babies but not necessarily less sex for teens

Family
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/13/13, 02:45 pm

The teen birth rate in the United States has dropped to a historic low, according to preliminary 2012 data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate of babies born to teenage mothers is less than half of what it was in 1991—from 61.8 births per 1,000 teenagers to 29.4.

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Amish parents losing fight to refuse child's chemotherapy

Family
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/04/13, 03:10 pm

An Amish couple are battling an Ohio hospital for the right to stop chemotherapy treatment for their 10-year-old daughter. 

Akron Children’s Hospital administered one round of chemotherapy to Sarah Hershberger, who has the rare blood cancer lymphoblastic lymphoma, before her parents told the hospital to stop the treatment in June. 

“Our belief is, to a certain extent, we can use modern medicine,” said Hershberger’s father, Andy. “But at some time we have to stop it and do something else.” 

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Denver smoke out ends in shootout

Crime
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/23/13, 03:06 pm

Denver’s first legal 4/20 marijuana rally ended Saturday as gunfire erupted and panicked crowds scattered. The unknown assailant shot three people, none of whom sustained life-threatening injuries. 

The rally gathered an estimated 80,000 people, who simultaneously exhaled marijuana smoke at 4:20 p.m. to create a haze over the city’s Civic Center Park.  Shots rang out about 40 minutes later, ending the rally and canceling events planned for Sunday. 

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