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Britain’s Prince Charles celebrates 72nd birthday

LONDON — Britain’s Prince Charles celebrated his 72nd birthday Saturday following an eventful year that saw him contract the coronavirus and his son Prince Harry step down from official royal duties.

Suit: King County cop delivered teen into prostitution

SEATTLE – A woman is suing King County, saying nearly three decades ago an undercover sheriff’s detective drove her to a massage parlor knowing she was 17 and walking into an abusive situation.

Facebook says it will ban groups for ‘representing’ QAnon

Facebook said it will ban groups that “represent” QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that paints President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and "deep state' government officials.

Self-described Proud Boy pleads not guilty to assault

A self-described member of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, pleaded not guilty to a dozen charges Thursday related to clashes in the streets of Portland, Oregon, between right- and left-wing demonstrators in the run-up to November's presidential election.

COVID-19 cases rising among U.S. children as schools reopen

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

CAIRO — An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel marked a rare moment of triumph for human rights activists.

The Full Suburban: Young children, ‘cereal friends’ and nap time

This week, in addition to our usual circus act, the Dittos are babysitting two small children ages 3 and 1. Their parents are a young couple who have watched our kids a couple times while we were on vacation, and all the payment they asked for is that we return the favor.

Water cooler: Coming to terms with germs

Kids may have great imaginations, but it still may be hard for them to understand the concept of germs without some visual demonstrations. Germ visuals and activities make it much easier to understand something invisible to the human eye.

Despite judge’s order, migrant kids remain in ICE custody

The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus.

Kids are abuzz with activities to help save bees

"Where have all the flowers, vegetables and fruits gone?" It's a question we hope never to ask. For many of these plant products to exist, however, we need pollinators such as bees.

Aid groups ‘alarmed’ by little US coronavirus assistance

More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to no U.S. humanitarian assistance has reached those on the front lines” of the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of new cases picks up speed in some of the world’s most fragile regions.

Kids Summer Book Club: Tales that share some great secrets

If someone offers to share a secret, it’s difficult to say no. It’s exciting to learn something other people don’t know. Once you know, however, you’ve got to decide what to do with that information. That decision can be complicated.