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Md. case of rape allegation that caught White House attention quietly ends 21.10.2017 Washington Post
Prosecutors dropped the final charges against an immigrant teen in a case that stirred fears over illegal immigration and drew international notice.
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Man gets 160 years to life in prison for 1999 Denver cold case sex assault 21.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 160 years to life in prison for committing a 1999 kidnap and sexual assault that was considered a "cold case" until he was arrested in July 2016.
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Authorities identify 44-year-old man fatally shot by southeastern Colorado deputy 21.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
Authorities have identified the 44-year-old man who was fatally shot by a Las Animas County sheriff's deputy last week after investigators say he attacked the officer.
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Ikea recalled millions of dressers that were killing toddlers. This family found out too late 21.10.2017 LA Times: Business

Shortly after Jozef Dudek had been put down for a nap at home in Buena Park, his father went to check on him and found the 2-year-old crushed under an Ikea dresser. He could not be revived.

The toddler's death on May 24, the details of which were released for the first time this week, was at least...

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Jeff Sessions doesn’t care about children seeking asylum 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
If a child is under attack, do we need to parse the reasons before we offer protection?
“It’s like it wasn’t me,” man accused of fatally stabbing young siblings in Colorado Springs says 20.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A 19-year-old Colorado Springs man accused of fatally stabbing his two young siblings and wounding his father claims responsibility but said he doesn't know why he did it.
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Jimmy Kimmel wants to prank kids. Why are we laughing? 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Children can be left with a sense of betrayal long after we let them in on the joke.
The Daily 202: Obama and Bush deliver calls to action against Trumpism 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The former presidents emphasize shared values in complementary speeches that remind the country there is another path.
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Education isn’t about avoiding offense 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
“To Kill a Mockingbird” has been taken off an eighth-grade curriculum — that’s not helpful.
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Child welfare workers couldn’t prove they passed background checks, audit finds 20.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
Of the 60 caseworkers and supervisors whose paperwork was requested, 57 percent had missing or incomplete documentation regarding background checks.
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German Intelligence Fears ISIS Terror Attacks by Children 19.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
Minors radicalized by Islamic State could carry out attacks in Germany, the domestic intelligence agency said, posing a challenge because of the legal protection afforded to young people.
Declassified Files Lay Bare U.S. Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia 19.10.2017 NPR News
The Indonesian military systematically killed at least half a million people in the 1960s. Documents released Tuesday show U.S. officials knew about it from the start — and stood by as it unfolded.
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Friend of Colorado Springs family starts fund to help pay funeral costs for two kids stabbed to death 19.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Friend starts fund to pay for funerals for two children allegedly killed by older brother Malik Vincent Murphy.
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Desegregated, Differently 18.10.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Hartford, Connecticut, is struggling. Teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, the state’s tiny capital wrestles with many of the same economic challenges as other predominantly poor post-industrial cities along the East Coast. Yet Hartford boasts one remarkably unique feature: Nearly half of its public school students attend desegregated schools. In most places, desegregation was a 20th-century phenomenon that was pulled apart by a skeptical Supreme Court and political backlash from white families. But in Hartford, it’s still happening, thanks to Sheff v. O’Neill, a 1996 state Supreme Court decision in which the court ruled that the region’s racially segregated schools denied Hartford children their constitutional right to an equal education. By suing the state rather than the federal government, the plaintiffs did not need to prove the state’s intent to discriminate (a high legal bar to reach), and instead ...
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Desegregated, Differently 18.10.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Hartford, Connecticut, is struggling. Teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, the state’s tiny capital wrestles with many of the same economic challenges as other predominantly poor post-industrial cities along the East Coast. Yet Hartford boasts one remarkably unique feature: Nearly half of its public school students attend desegregated schools. In most places, desegregation was a 20th-century phenomenon that was pulled apart by a skeptical Supreme Court and political backlash from white families. But in Hartford, it’s still happening, thanks to Sheff v. O’Neill, a 1996 state Supreme Court decision in which the court ruled that the region’s racially segregated schools denied Hartford children their constitutional right to an equal education. By suing the state rather than the federal government, the plaintiffs did not need to prove the state’s intent to discriminate (a high legal bar to reach), and instead ...
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Colorado Springs suspect shoots woman, infant before committing suicide 18.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
A Colorado Springs suspect fired two gunshots into a bed, injuring woman and child before committing suicide.
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Why it is biologically sound to call a fetus a 'pre-born child' 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: One letter writer penned an incredibly misinformed analysis of pre-born humans in saying that a fetus is biologically not a child. (“The intellectual dishonesty of the antiabortion term 'prenatal children,'” Readers React, Oct. 14)

This is a stunning statement, given the facts of...

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Man pleads guilty in Montco drag-racing deaths 18.10.2017 Philly.com News
A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the deaths of two adults and an unborn child in a drag-racing crash earlier this year in Montgomery County.
Colorado Springs fatal child stabbing suspect had lit his parents’ car on fire in Illinois, police say 18.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
A 19-year-old Colorado Springs man who has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his two siblings was arrested in March in Effingham, Ill., for setting his parents' SUV on fire in a field, authorities said Tuesday.
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325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her 17.10.2017 AP National
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment....
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