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Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Chelsea Leaves to Live With Birth Mother

Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Leaves for Birth Mother

Chelsea, who returned home last week after being missing for several days, decided to move in with her birth mother upon turning 18.

Kentucky’s Largest School District Adds Trans Protections Following 'Bathroom Bill' Defeat

Kentucky School District Finally Adds Trans Protections

Only one of the seven school board members voted against the new policy, over questions of administration input and enforcement.

Duggar In-law: 'Get That Pig Out of Our Family'

Duggar In-Law: 'Get That Pig Out of Our Family'

Most of Josh Duggar's family seems to be rallying around him, but not his brother-in-law.

WATCH: Michigan Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Wed

Wedding Bells for the Women Who Won Marriage Nationwide

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, who helped bring down marriage bans nationwide, wed Saturday.

One of Rosie O'Donnell's Daughters Is Missing
August 18 2015 7:27 PM ET

One of Rosie O'Donnell's Daughters Is Missing*

Chelsea O'Donnell, 17, was last seen August 11 in New York's Rockland County.

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