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Cops: Mom attacks assistant principal after welfare hearing 19.1.2017 Philly.com News
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania woman beat up her daughter's assistant vice principal after she testified at a child welfare hearing.
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‘They kept coming back’: Dogs attack schoolchildren, killing one and mauling another 19.1.2017 Washington Post
‘They kept coming back’: Dogs attack schoolchildren, killing one and mauling another
NATO sees sharp rise in state-backed cyber attacks: Stoltenberg 19.1.2017 Technology
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks as he called on the bloc to boost its online defence capabilities. "According to our latest evaluations, there was a monthly average of 500 threatening cyber attacks last year against NATO infrastructure that required intensive intervention from our experts," he told Die Welt daily. Voicing deep concerns about the development, Stoltenberg said cyber defence will play a key role at the next NATO ...
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Maine man to be sentenced for killing girlfriend, 2 children 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children faces 25 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced. Keith Coleman, of Garland, is due to be sentenced Thursday for the deaths of 36-year-old Christina Sargent, 10-year-old Duwayne Coke and 8-year-old Destiny Sargent. Police say Coleman told them […]
Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself 19.1.2017 Washington Post: World
A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in this northern Mexico city Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. Another student suffered lesser injuries in the shooting, which was captured on a video posted to social media.
In Philadelphia, public-school advocates cringe at DeVos hearing, while school choice supporters see opportunity 19.1.2017 Philly.com News
Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in this northern Mexico city Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. Another student suffered lesser injuries in the shooting, which was captured on a video posted to social ...
Prosecutor: SC lawmaker took wife’s phone, bit her nose 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker remained jailed Wednesday on the state’s most serious domestic violence charge as prosecutors disclosed new details of an alleged attack, saying he bit his wife’s nose and took her cellphone so she couldn’t call for help. A lawyer for now-suspended Rep. Chris Corley said at a hearing […]
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Supreme Court hears case on Muslims rounded up after 9/11 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics
Muslims in the United States who were rounded up and detained in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks took their case before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday. The US high court reviewed whether the men, who say they were held after the Al-Qaeda attack based solely on their identity as Arab Muslims, had the right to sue top US officials including then-attorney general John Ashcroft and Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, for their allegedly illegal detention. A lower court had ruled in the men's favor, and the officials appealed that to the Supreme Court, arguing that the national security and immigration requirements of the time justified the sweeping ...
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Meet 10 Women Who Rushed To Get An IUD Before Inauguration Day 19.1.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Since the morning of November 9, when it was clear that Donald Trump would become the 45th president, droves of women have gone to their gynecologists seeking low-cost, long-acting reversible contraception before Trump’s inauguration ― and before the GOP dismantles the Affordable Care Act.  Planned Parenthood reports that the demand for IUDs has gone up 900 percent  since the election. And women’s health care providers say they have heard from women who are frightened about what the next four years will bring for their reproductive rights.  Some got their IUDs and implants months ago, and others are still scrambling to get an appointment with mere hours to go before Trump is sworn in. Here 10 women explain why they are part of the post-election IUD rush: “I worry about being priced-out of birth control in the future. “ ― Anonymous, 31, Wash. I made the IUD decision by the time Trump made his victory speech on election night. I couldn’t watch it. I was sick. I worry about being priced out of birth control ...
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Who could be against a Children's Bill of Rights? You probably won't be surprised. 18.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It was a little like being in an alternate reality Tuesday morning, as dozens of parents and children gathered on the state Capitol steps to protest a bill aimed at improving the lives of California’s 9 million children.

Last year, a coalition of businesses, civic, education and political leaders...

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Accused killer Sara Packer wanted adoptions job to 'benefit my fellow human,' records show 18.1.2017 Philly.com News
Sara Packer once called being a foster mom "very rewarding." She said she wanted a career working with kids to "make a difference" in their lives.
Driver faces vehicular homicide, DUI charges in Aurora 18.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A driver has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI in connection with a hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Aurora.
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Efforts begin to restore competency of Utah teen accused of raping, killing 12-year-old girl 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 17-year-old West Valley City boy accused of sexually assaulting and killing his 12-year-old neighbor will remain in a juvenile detention center as state officials work to restore his competency. The boy, charged in juvenile court with aggravated murder and rape of a child in the July 2015 death of Kailey Vijil, was in court Tuesday — the first time since 3rd District Judge James Michie found in December that he was not competent to stand trial on the charges. The judge at that time found that ...
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Child dies , 2 injured in pit bull attack in Atlanta 17.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a child has died and two others were seriously injured after two pit bulls attacked them in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta police Sgt. Warren Pickard tells local news outlets the attack occurred about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday while the children were walking to elementary school. Pickard says one of the dogs was […]
Fleeing Chechens stranded at door to EU 17.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics
On a snowy day a commuter train leaves the Belarusian border city of Brest as usual for the town of Terespol in EU member Poland just a few kilometres away. Half the train is made up of regular cross-border travellers, but two carriages are filled with Chechens fleeing to Europe from their homes in the faraway Russian Caucasus region, where authorities have made their lives unbearable as the Kremlin looks ...
Kevin Starr on history: 'You don't make up your world. You find it.' 16.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The agricultural development of the Imperial Valley should be dry as dust, but in Kevin Starr’s hands, it was a riveting tale of politics and personalities, environment and ambition and commerce, echoing so many themes of California as a whole. I remember exactly where I was when I read it: in...

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Official: Boys hurt in deadly Baltimore house fire improving 16.1.2017 Yahoo: US National
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore fire official says two young boys who were injured in a massive house fire last week that killed six of their siblings are improving.
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Lawyer for murdered teen's biological parents: 'Something went wrong in the system here' 15.1.2017 Philly.com News
Grace Packer's biological parents fought to keep her. Rose and Rodney Hunsicker battled Berks County child-welfare officials for two to three years to keep their children, according to their attorney at the time. They did not want to lose custody of Grace and her two siblings.
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Does Betsy DeVos Understand the Impact of Poverty and Trauma on Children’s Learning? 14.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Christine Mason, Maud Schaafsma

Educators who look at learning from a developmental perspective know that the trauma and toxic stress associated with poverty can seriously interfere with a child’s brain development and inhibit learning.  Children who have been overwhelmed by stress or exposure to violence, and experience lack of security frequently have difficulty controlling impulsive behavior and focusing their attention on tasks at school.  While these behaviors are disruptive in classrooms – they are devastating to the children themselves.

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