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1 in 4 American kids raised by a single parent

One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday. Full story

Report: Blood found in car of missing mother

   A local newspaper is reporting that blood was found inside Krista Dittmeyer’s abandoned car, prompting fears that the young single mom may have been the victim of foul play. NBC’s Amy Robach reports from Portland, Maine.

Kin of mom who drove into river speak out

   The family of the mother who drove her minivan into New York’s Hudson River, killing herself and three of her young children, tells NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo there were signs something was wrong.

1 in 5 U.S. women have babies with multiple dads

One in five American moms have kids who have different birth fathers, a new study shows. And when researchers look only at moms with two or more kids, that figure is even higher: 28 percent have kids with at least two different men. Full story

Single unwed mothers face struggle in Morocco

Moroccan single mother Amina has a nine month old daughter but her father and brothers are unaware of the baby's existence and her mother and sisters insist she should give the child up. Full story

Gay families more accepted than single moms, survey finds

Americans are evenly split on how they feel about various non-traditional families, found a new survey. A  third are comfortable with them, a third feel they damage society and a third have mixed feelings. But gay parents are more embraced than single moms. Full story

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  New evidence in Casey Anthony case

Prosecutors trying to prove that a Florida mother killed her 2-year-old daughter in order to resume a partying lifestyle have released more letters showing that Casey Anthony desperately wanted her “freedom.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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