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Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence 23.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said, calling it a case that “shocks your conscience.” Wendy Lavarnia told police that her 2-year-old son found a gun […]
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Second boy to stand trial in shooting of Utah girl; parents say she is recovering 23.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Logan • A judge on Wednesday ordered a teenage boy to stand trial on charges relating to shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head and leaving her in a Smithfield canal. The 16-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and obstructing justice. While his friend is accused of firing the bullet that struck Deserae Turner in the back of the head on Feb. 16, prosecutors allege that the second teen plotted and planned with his friend to kill the girl. After Wednesday’s prelimina...
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Rams trial Day 6: Judge questions witness at length on deceased boy's febrile seizures 23.3.2017 Washington Post
Rams trial Day 6: Judge questions witness at length on deceased boy's febrile seizures
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Sex offender found dead after gun battle with Los Angeles sheriff's deputies faced child porn charges 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A sex offender who died Monday in a shootout with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies outside the department’s Temple City station was facing child pornography charges, officials said.

Andrew Jared Lane was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with child pornography...

Supreme Court delivers blow to Judge Gorsuch ruling during his confirmation hearing 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The final day of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee got off to an awkward start Wednesday when the Supreme Court unanimously overruled the foundation of one of his opinions in a case involving the rights of children with disabilities.

It was an embarrassing...

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The Culture of Cruelty in Trump's America 22.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO ; Adapted: Auntie P , Tallapragada ) A culture of cruelty and callousness has become an organizing principle of everyday life under Trump, infusing our society with massive amounts of misery, suffering and violence. But getting rid of Trump alone will not solve this problem unless we first eliminate the mindset that equates democracy with unbridled capitalism. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO ; Adapted: Auntie P , Tallapragada ) This story was published thanks to readers like you. Donate now to support Truthout's fearless, independent coverage. For the ...
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Mom arrested after boy, 3, shoots gun in school parking lot 22.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A woman faces a child neglect charge after police say her 3-year-old son fired her loaded handgun in the parking lot of a Florida church’s school academy. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson tells news outlets 30-year-old Abbie Maldonado and the boy went to Good Shepherd Academy in Deltona to pick […]
Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire 22.3.2017 AP Top News
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead....
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Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire 22.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead. A moan rose from one of the bodies, piled on top of each other. When firefighter Danial Perpuac turned the girl over, flames came out […]
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State to pay $1.87M to 4 kids sexually abused at day care 22.3.2017 AP Washington
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- The state of Washington has agreed to pay $1.87 million to four children who were sexually assaulted at a day care center....
Reality and the 'Made in the U.S.A.' Famine in Yemen 21.3.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Kathy Kelly

This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby prepared a presentation for a local high school. She’ll team up with a young friend of ours, himself a refugee from Iraq, to talk about refugee crises driven by war.

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Germany: 3 teenagers convicted in bomb attack on Sikh temple 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted three 17-year-olds of participating in a bomb attack last year on a Sikh temple that was motivated by hatred of other religions. The Essen state court, which tried the boys as juveniles in a closed-doors trial, convicted two of them Tuesday of attempted murder and bodily harm […]
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Third L.A. County probation officer charged with beating teen inmates at Sylmar facility 21.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A third Los Angeles County probation official has been charged with beating teenage inmates inside a Sylmar juvenile hall last year, prosecutors said.

Deputy Probation Officer Carlos Portillo pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault under color of authority on Monday in connection with a pair...

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Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit 21.3.2017 NPR News
In the Syrian desert near Jordan's border, some 60,000 refugees live in dire conditions. A trip with the Jordanian military provided a glimpse of the Rukban camp. Few outsiders have seen it.
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Time to restructure child-welfare system and save lives 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The Legislature must invest in restructuring Washington’s child-welfare system and make necessary improvements.
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Teen gets 30 years for murdering homeless man 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A teenager who was 12 years old when he killed a homeless man in Florida has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Florida Times-Union (https://goo.gl/5v2qYk) reports that the now-15-year-old boy was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year for the 2014 killing of 54-year-old Thomas Zona […]
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FIGHTING PREJUDICE 20.3.2017 Philly.com News
By Dan Geringer STAFF WRITER As Islamophobia spreads fear and distrust in many parts of the country, 27 American Muslim youths, ages 12 to 18, gathered at the Islamic Society of Chester County in West Chester to learn how to counteract bullying and how to correct misconceptions about their faith.
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‘There is nothing here but dust’: What Afghan deportees face after years as refugees in Pakistan 20.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Afghans returning from Pakistan face a barren welcome in lush border region.
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Jonathan Swift's America 18.3.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Charles Idelson

In 1729 writer/satirist Jonathan Swift penned an essay directed toward the English upper class suggesting a solution for how to prevent the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to the country and empire and “for making them beneficial to the public.”

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Syrian fighters begin evacuating from last rebel-held neighborhood in Homs 18.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Scores of opposition fighters and their families began leaving the last rebel-held neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs on Saturday as part of a Russian-backed deal signed earlier this week.

By sunset, 344 fighters and their families had left the city — once a center of protest during...

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