Trending today: Parents petition controversial sex-ed textbook; 'Lion King' cast performs on NYC subway

More than 1,500 parents in California have signed an online petition to have this controversial sex education textbook removed from the classroom. (Photo:
More than 1,500 parents in California have signed an online petition to have this controversial sex education textbook removed from the classroom. (Photo:

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Calif. parents sign petition to ban racy sex-ed book

More than 1,500 parents in Fremont, California have signed a petition online to have the sex education textbook "Your Health Today" removed from the classroom.

"Your Health Today" is used to teach approximately 2,400 students in the Fremont School District, mainly ninth graders. Parents who want the book removed say it's too racy for 13 and 14-year-olds.

The textbook includes references to bondage, toys and online dating, according to SFGate.

The 392-page book also includes chapters on nutrition, fitness, stress, body weight and body image. The school board approved the textbook in June to replace the previous 10-year-old text book.

"I feel that it's not age appropriate for these kids," mother Asfia Ahmed said to local media. "I have read the book from first page to last, and most pages talk about college kids. It doesn't relate to these kids at all."

The book is listed as a college health textbook, but district officials said students need the information before they get to college.

"Yes, it talks about masturbation," said school board President Lara Calvert-York told SFGate, who said those topics are part of California standards. "We really want them to have a safe place to get facts about their bodies and how to handle things and how they need to be mature to deal with these things."

Parents upset about the book can have their children opt out of health class, NBC reports.

Woman finds long-lost mother; discovers she's married to half-brother

A Brazilian woman made a shocking discovery while searching for her birth-mother - that she's been in a 10-year relationship with her half-brother.

The woman, 39-year-old Adriana, made a plea on a Brazilian radio station in hopes to find her birth-mother and other relatives. All Adriana knew was her first name was Maria, and that she was given away as a 1-year-old as her mother fled a violent relationship.

Adriana was on the Brazilian radio station Radio Globo and its show The Time is Now in Sao Paulo, where they connected her with her mother via telephone.

It was when Adriana asked her mother if she had other children that she made the startling discovery. Her mother gave the name of "Leandro," a son born two years after Adriana by another man. The radio show's host, Ron Margrini, asked Leandro, Adriana's husband who was also looking for his birth-mother, what his last name was.

Leandro, 37, turns out to be Adriana's half-brother. He was also given up as a child.

The couple started dating 10 years ago, have been married for seven years and a 6-year-old daughter together. The last names of the couple have been withheld to protect the privacy of their child and their own identities.

They told media outlets they're still committed to their family and relationship and would remain together.

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Lion King cast performs on NYC subway

Remember back in April when passengers on a Virgin Australia flight were treated to an all-out live performance to "Circle of Life" prior to takeoff? It happened again.

The Broadway cast of Disney's "The Lion King" performed an impromptu performance of "The Circle of Life" on a New York City train.

The cast took a break between shows on June 28 and boarded the subway. They collectively began singing for other riders.


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