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Exclusive: Barbara Sheehan Says ‘I Don’t Belong’ In Prison

A Queens woman who was convicted in connection with the death of her allegedly abusive husband is now turning to Albany in hopes of being released from prison.


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Parents Petition Toys ‘R’ Us To Do Away With Gender-Specific Marketing

Parents have begun a campaign to stop mounting Toys ‘R’ Us from marketing its toys by gender, accusing the retail giant of sexism.


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Harlem Mom Calls On Mattel To Make Party Supplies Featuring A Black Barbie

Karen Braithwaite said in her petition that “even though it seems like a small thing,” using only images of the white Barbie on the party supplies “sends a clear–and troubling–message to young girls.”


McKenna Pope is hoping Hasbro takes her petition seriously. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Teen Upset By ‘Girly’ Marketing Of Easy-Bake Oven To Meet With Toy Maker

Hasbro said it has invited McKenna Pope, 13, and her family members to meet with the team behind the Easy-Bake Oven in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


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Montclair Teens Instrumental In Having Female Journalist Moderate Presidential Debate

The teenagers were given a civics assignment aimed at getting students engaged in politics, so they started a petition on to try to get a woman moderator.


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Thousands Call For Knicks To Keep Jeremy Lin In Online Petition

Some Knicks fans aren’t ready for the end of Linsanity.


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Starbucks Decides To Stop Using ‘Crushed Bug’ Dye In Its Drinks

The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog post on its website Thursday that it made the decision to reformulate its drinks after feedback from consumers prompted a “thorough” evaluation.


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Starbucks Or Starbugs? Petition Urges Coffee Giant To Stop Using Insects As Coloring

An online petition is being circulated urging the coffee giant to stop using a red dye — said to be made from dried, female cochineal insects — in its strawberries & crème frappuccino as well as it strawberry smoothies.


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Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie Are ‘Just Friends’ In Response To Online Marriage Petition

Sesame Street responds to those who think that puppet roommates Bert and Ernie should get married.


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Apple Pulls Exodus Group’s ‘Gay-Cure’ App From iTunes Store

Apple has dumped a controversial “gay-cure” iPhone app launched by Exodus International after thousands of people signed an online petition demanding the company remove it.


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Gay Rights Group Starts Online Petition Demanding Apple Remove ‘Hateful’ App

A gay rights group has started an online petition demanding that Apple remove an iPhone app by a religious organization that seeks to help homosexuals become straight.