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National Guardsman Accused Of Raping Adopted Children Due In Court 3.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family with a similar fate to keep them from talking about what they knew, according to court documents. The 41-year-old Marysville man, who told a military publication years ago that he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape, was originally charged last year. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Union County court on an updated indictment with 35 counts, including rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, intimidation and tampering with evidence. Court documents indicate the girls were under 13 at the time, with one as young as 5. Messages seeking comment were left for the man's attorney E. Darren McNeal, whose legal assistant said McNeal won't discuss the case. The defendant and his wife, who is accused of intimidation and obstruction but ...
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District says it did all it could in Relisha Rudd case 3.9.2014 Washington Post

D.C. agencies that had contact with 8-year-old Relisha Rudd before she vanished in March with a janitor from a homeless shelter could not have prevented her disappearance, a review released on Tuesday has found.

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Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse 2.9.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse.
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APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her 2.9.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.
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As Jury Takes Up Blackwater Massacre in Nisoor Square, a Grieving Iraqi Father Recalls Son's Death 2.9.2014 Democracy Now!
Jurors will begin deliberating this week in the murder and manslaughter trial of four former Blackwater operatives involved in the 2007 massacre at Baghdad's Nisoor Square. The suspects are charged for the deaths of 14 of the 17 Iraqi civilians who died when their Blackwater unit opened fire. The trial featured testimony from witnesses who survived the attack and saw loved ones gunned down. In closing arguments last week, prosecutors said Blackwater guards had shot fleeing civilians and boasted of taking their lives. Nisoor Square is the highest-profile deadly incident involving Blackwater -- or any private war contractor -- and many Iraqis are watching the upcoming verdict to see how seriously the United States intends to hold its private security companies accountable for their alleged crimes. The first witness to testify in the Blackwater trial was Mohammed Kinani, who broke down in tears when describing how his nine-year-old son, Ali, was shot in the head while riding in the back seat of the family ...
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Meet Xander The Cat, Who Was A Test Subject In A Lab Before Becoming A Pet 2.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You know those tearjerking videos of beagles rescued from research labs, walking on grass for the first time ? Xander the cat -- known as Jax at the time of his rescue -- has one of those, too. Saved from his former life as a lab test subject, Xander now lives with a loving owner and has found his place among a her small family of rescue cats. Here is Xander (formerly Jax) in his first moments of freedom after leaving the lab. He is seen in this video along with another rescue cat, a mostly white feline named Shira. "Xander was legally rescued from a lab in New York, on the condition of anonymity, by Beagle Freedom Project in January 2014," says Rachel Gruen, his new owner. "He lived in a windowless lab in a tiny wire cage for the first three years of his life, and he was done being a test subject." A lab employee had contacted the Project about Xander, so that he wouldn't be euthanized at the end of his tests. Gruen happened to see a link to the group's cat rescue page while "browsing around a ...
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Classic rock band singer dies 2.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63.
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Survivors of Elmhurst family laud parents 'unwavering' commitment 2.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Two days after an Elmhurst man shot his wife and the couple's two developmentally disabled adult children before taking his own life, family members issued a statement saying that "Frank and Joan Stack will be remembered for an unwavering commitment" to their ...
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This Loving Pit Bull Made A Man Out Of Her Buddy With This Kiss 1.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
These two rescue pit bulls are just like any best friends -- inseparable, loyal and sure to ham it up in front of the camera. Mike Coffey told HuffPost that he and his wife, Brandi, adopted their blue-eyed pit bull, Flex Pride, two and a half years ago using Petfinder. The pup had been wandering the streets of Chicago. Keva Joy, the big kisser in that photo below, came into the family more recently. Post by 4 Paws 4 Rescue . "Flex is my best buddy and even stood with me as one of my best men at my wedding," Coffey says. "Flex showed us what a pit bull is like and I have loved the breed since then." Keva joined the family "at a pretty low time in life," says Coffey. "We had two fur-kids pass away in 13 days. Brandi and I were devastated. It was the first time I ever had to deal with this -- but Flex was so sad as well. He completely shut down. He was not himself at all. He needed a buddy." Kiva (right) with Claude, one of the Coffeys' foster dogs. Photo credit: Mike Coffey This was about nine months ago. ...
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Israeli children return to school after Gaza war 1.9.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the ...
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Israeli children return to school after Gaza war 1.9.2014 AP Top News
KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting....
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Juvenile rapist in 2012 New Delhi assault now paints and cooks at correction home 1.9.2014 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI — Twenty months ago, a teenager and five adult men fatally gang-raped a young student in a moving bus in New Delhi, a horrific incident that stunned Indians, sparked unprecedented national anger and dramatically changed the public debate on women’s safety in ...
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New initiative seeks to help students find housing stability 1.9.2014 Philly.com News
For Erika Taylor, a Pottstown mother of four, the long line for fingerprinting at the UPS Store was just one more roadblock in her quest to reenter the job market and finally gain some stability after moving her children eight times in the last 17 years.
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42 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO 31.8.2014 Yahoo: Politics
At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Sunday. The Britain-based Observatory said 25 children had been killed between midnight on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with 17 more killed between Friday and Saturday night. The deaths came in regime shelling and air strikes across the country, though most took place in the northern province of Aleppo and northwestern Idlib, Observatory director Rami Abdul Rahman said. Among the dead on Sunday were at least five children killed along with five adults in a barrel bomb attack on the town of Hobait in Idlib province, said the ...
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37 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO 31.8.2014 World
At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Sunday. The Britain-based Observatory said 20 children had been killed between midnight on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with 17 more killed between Friday and Saturday night. The deaths came in regime shelling and air strikes across the country, though most took place in the northern province of Aleppo and northwestern Idlib, Observatory director Rami Abdul Rahman ...
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Trans Women of Color Speaking Truth to Power 31.8.2014 Truthout.com
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How to prepare your teen to leave the nest 31.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Tips for parents of teens to help prepare them for life in college — and in the real world.
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People Rally At Ohio Walmart Where Cops Shot Man 31.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. The rally was the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of John Crawford III inside the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police responded after a caller said a man was waving a gun; they say Crawford refused orders to put down an air rifle. An attorney representing Crawford's family says Wal-Mart surveillance video of the shooting shows it was unjustified. Crawford is black, while the two officers involved are white. Signs and chants at the rally urged, "Release the tape." Organizers said the Rev. Al Sharpton plans to come to the area in a few weeks to speak about the shooting. A special grand jury will meet Sept. 22 to consider charges in the case. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said releasing the surveillance video could raise issues of a tainted jury pool if the case results in a trial. "I think that ...
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3 juveniles dead in Pennsylvania SUV crash, 3 hurt 31.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying six young people overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing three and injuring the others.
3 juveniles killed, 3 hurt in SUV rollover 31.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three juveniles are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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