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Trump: The Hunger President 22.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” The quote comes from Stalin. The policy comes from Donald Trump. Trump famously changed his policy on Syria after seeing photographs of a couple Syrian children killed by a chemical attack. It didn’t matter that the Syrian government had already killed thousands of children . In targeting the Assad regime, Trump was moved by the tragedy, not the statistic. When it comes to world hunger, Trump’s resistance to statistics is even more appalling. There are now 1.4 million children at risk of dying from famine. No one apparently has shown Donald Trump, or his daughter Ivanka, any photos of these at-risk children. So, the U.S. president is comfortably ignoring this statistic. Because of a combination of weather conditions and military conflict — the two horsemen of the 21st century apocalypse — 20 million people are on the verge of starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis since World War ...
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Death, rapes, and broken bones at Philly's only residential treatment center for troubled youth 22.4.2017 Philly.com News
The October death of David Hess, 17 – ruled a homicide – was yet another violent chapter in a hidden history of abuse at Wordsworth, the city’s only residential treatment center for mentally ill young people.
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U.S., Uganda Call Off Search For Infamous Warlord Joseph Kony 22.4.2017 NPR News
The U.S. announced late last month they'd be redirecting troops hunting the Lord's Resistance Army; Uganda followed suit this week. The U.S. says Kony's followers have shrunk to fewer than 100 people.
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#CuriousGoat: Submit A Question About World Hunger And Famine 22.4.2017 NPR News
More than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine. NPR is taking your questions on the topic.
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Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism 21.4.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Calvin Burns' daughter Stepheni Bellamy, 15, is usually reticent. At StoryCorps, she tells him about dealing with racism at her high school. Burns says he faced similar issues when he was growing up.
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Babies of the IS caliphate languish in limbo, prison 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State’s foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their parents are now imprisoned or in limbo with nowhere to go, collateral victims as the militant group retreats and home countries hesitate to take them back. One young Tunisian orphan, Tamim Jaboudi, has […]
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Babies of the IS caliphate languish in limbo, prison 21.4.2017 AP Top News
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State's foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their parents are now imprisoned or in limbo with nowhere to go, collateral victims as the militant group retreats and home countries hesitate to take them back....
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Babies of the IS caliphate languish in limbo, prison 21.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State’s foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their parents are now imprisoned or in limbo with nowhere to go, collateral victims as the militant group retreats and home countries hesitate to take them back.
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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue 21.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Bernie Sanders traveled to Nebraska this week to throw his support behind Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate, Heath Mello, who is running against the incumbent Republican mayor, Jean Stothert. A Mello win, Sanders has said , would give hope to other “progressive Democrats” in conservative states. But Mello’s “progressive” credentials are questionable at best. As a state senator, he  co-sponsored a bill  mandating that women have an ultrasound before they can have an abortion, saying it represented a “positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska.” As a populist, Sanders has built a political career protesting economic inequality— and yet by campaigning for Mello, he has demonstrated a willingness to separate economic justice from reproductive justice. (So has Democratic National Committee Chair, Tom Perez, who is also helping to campaign for Mello and who has defended that decision , saying the job of the DNC is to help Democratic candidates win.) But abortion access is not just a ...
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Lead Poisons Children In L.A. Neighborhoods Rich And Poor 21.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
With its century-old Spanish-style homes tucked behind immaculately trimmed hedges, San Marino, California, is among the most coveted spots to live in the Los Angeles area. Its public schools rank top in the state, attracting families affiliated with CalTech, the elite university blocks away. The city’s zoning rules promote a healthy lifestyle, barring fast food chains. Home values in L.A. County census tract 4641, in the heart of San Marino and 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, can rival those in Beverly Hills. The current average listing price: $2.9 million. But the area has another, unsettling distinction, unknown to residents and city leaders until now: More than 17 percent of small children tested here have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to previously undisclosed L.A. County health data. That far exceeds the 5 percent rate of children who tested high for lead in Flint, Michigan, during the peak of that city’s water contamination crisis. The local blood test data, ...
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'I am tougher than a bullet': Utah girl shot in the head released from hospital 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 14-year-old Cache County girl who was shot in the head and left to die in a Smithfield canal earlier this year was released from the hospital Thursday. “I am so thankful to be here today — to be alive,” Deserae Turner said during a 12:30 p.m. news conference at Primary Children’s Hospital. Wearing a T-shirt with the word, “Happy,” on the front, Turner thanked the doctors and others who have helped and supported her during her recovery. “I am tougher than a bullet,” the teen added. Turner h...
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Colorado victims’ advocates, prosecutors reach compromise on teen sexting penalties 20.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
A compromise for legislation to address teen sexting has been reached by Colorado lawmakers after a years long battle between victims' advocates and prosecutors on how to address the issue.
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Inaction on Climate Change Equals Human Annihilation 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Only dramatic and concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm. (Photo: Asian Development Bank ) Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries -- Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan -- as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. "We are at a critical point in history," he declared . "Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N."  Without coordinated international action, he added, "people will simply starve to death [or] suffer and die from disease." Major famines have, of course, occurred before, but never in memory on such a scale in ...
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Man indicted for allegedly driving into four Colorado Springs elementary school students 20.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A 60-year-old man has been indicted on several charges -- including a felony -- for allegedly driving into four Colorado Spring elementary school students in January as they legally crossed a street.
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Police say playground punch kills man with spina bifida 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man with spina bifida died when he was punched at a Pennsylvania playground by another man who believed the victim had been threatening children with a stick. York police say the dead man, 25-year-old Oscar Cherry III, was merely defending some little girls he was babysitting Monday after […]
Climate Change As Genocide: Inaction Equals Annihilation 20.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com . Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O’Brien, under Secretary-General of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries ― Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan ― as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. “We are at a critical point in history,” he declared . “Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N.”  Without coordinated international action, he added, “people will simply starve to death [or] suffer and die from disease.” Major famines have, of course, occurred before, but never in memory on such a scale in four places simultaneously. According to O’Brien, 7.3 million people are at risk in Yemen, 5.1 million in the Lake Chad area of northeastern Nigeria, 5 million in South ...
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For juvenile lifers, Philly courts set a tough path forward 20.4.2017 Philly.com News
The court rejected defense lawyers' arguments on questions including whether the lifers must be resentenced under the lesser third-degree murder statute, and whether they have the right to a jury.
India court acquits ex-French diplomat of child rape charges 20.4.2017 Washington Post: World
A special court in India has acquitted a former French diplomat charged with raping his 3-year-old daughter, news reports said Thursday.
India court acquits ex-French diplomat of child rape charges 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special court in India has acquitted a former French diplomat charged with raping his 3-year-old daughter, news reports said Thursday. The Bangalore Mirror reported that Judge B.S. Rekha said that there was no evidence to prove the charges against Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city […]
D.C. Proposes Bill With Hope That More Sexual Assault Survivors Will Get Justice 20.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
On April 13, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed legislation that would expand the rights of survivors of sexual violence.  The Washington Post reported that the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2017  was crafted after a year-long deliberation of an independent task force , made up of multidisciplinary professionals. The goal of the task force was to reflect on national best practices for sexual assault cases and to make recommendations about how the District of Columbia could improve its response to sexual violence.   The legislation builds on the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Act of 2014 , adding multiple provisions  that help survivors preserve rape kits, require prosecutors to provide a reason to the victim about their decision not to prosecute a case, and expand the right of a victim to have an advocate present during interviews with prosecutors and law enforcement. The bill also clarifies  a victim’s right to compensation under existing insurance policies and it expands the definition ...
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