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Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating 25.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.
Edina housing project for homeless youths won't go forward this year 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The 66 West project, approved by the Edina City Council last month, wasn’t included in a record $162 million pot of state funding for affordable housing announced this week.
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Rochester police plan to target at-risk teens raises concerns 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Rochester police are proposing the use of predictive analytics to identify at-risk teens, but community members have worries.
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Pennsylvania man faces possible life in prison for child porn 25.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Elizabeth Daley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man faces life in prison for child pornography he left on a computer tablet he sold at a Christmas flea market, according to authorities. The woman who bought the tablet as a Christmas gift for her daughter discovered videos of Donald Miller having sex with an 8-year-old girl, prosecutors said at a court hearing earlier this week. Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to a state count of rape of a child and a federal charge of producing child pornography in Pittsburgh, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Assistant U.S. ...
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Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in West Bank 25.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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The Mass Shooting in Mexico 25.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Edina housing project for homeless youth won't go forward this year 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Officials said they’re not surprised, and are optimistic for next year.
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Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military 24.10.2014 World

Palestinian youths from the Jalazoun refugee camp clash with Israeli security forces on a road at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah, on October 24, 2014RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says a teen was killed during clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank.


Child porn charge possible for Spokane doctor 24.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Spokane doctor charged with child rape may also face child pornography charges....
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Woman stabbed to death in front of her children over parking space 24.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Ferguson Police Committed Human Rights Abuses During Michael Brown Protests, Amnesty International Claims 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Oct 24 (Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The use by law enforcement of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful protesters all violated international standards, the group said. Amnesty said it sent a delegation to Ferguson from Aug. 14-22 to monitor the situation. When asked about the allegations, Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, which helped oversee law enforcement operations in Ferguson, said ...
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The desperate struggle of Pakistan's polio 'martyrs' 24.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a "martyr" in Pakistan's desperate fight against polio. It was May 2013 and Sumbal and her friend Shirafat were vaccinating children against the crippling disease at a rough mudbrick house in the village of Badaber in the country's militant-plagued northwest. We wished that at least she could have had her last words with us before passing away." Pakistan is one of only three countries, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic, and efforts to stamp it out have been badly affected by attacks on vaccinators like Sumbal. In the 2000s Pakistan looked on course to wipe out polio after a series of vaccination drives brought the number of cases down to just 28 in 2005, from more than 18,000 in 1993, according to UNICEF ...
Women, children caught in deadly firefight near Tunis 24.10.2014 World
Women and children were caught up in a police siege near the Tunisian capital Friday, with "terrorists" killing one officer in a firefight, ahead of elections that have sparked fears of jihadist attacks. The confrontation at a home near Tunis erupted Thursday as security was tightened in the lead-up to Sunday's parliamentary vote, the first since the nation's 2011 revolution. At least two women and two children were inside the house in the town of Oued Ellil where a group was exchanging gunfire with security forces, the interior ministry said. "There are two children, that's why we haven't launched an assault but there will be an assault in the hours to come," ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui ...
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Guest: Proposition 1B wouldn’t help at-risk children 24.10.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Seattle voters should reject City Hall’s narrow preschool experiment of Proposition 1B and support the more-comprehensive approach of Proposition 1A, writes guest columnist Rita Green.
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Elizabeth Peña's death cause ID'd 24.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Actress Elizabeth Peña died from complications related to alcoholism, according to her death certificate obtained by CNN.
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Law Limiting Sex Offender Housing Could Hurt Kids, Too, ACLU Says 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A rule meant to protect Florida children from sex crimes could actually be putting kids in danger, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The 2010 Miami-Dade County ordinance restricts people convicted of certain sex crimes from living within 2,500 feet of a school, severely limiting the supply of housing available to them. In recent years, as the county has expanded its definition of "school" to include youth shelters and other facilities, scores of registered sex offenders have been forced into homelessness, according to the complaint. The enforcement of this policy is leaving people with little choice but to live by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of the county -- in a tent city devoid of running water, toilets or "protection from the elements and acts of violence," said ACLU lawyer Brandon Buskey. It's also undermining the very goal it's intended to achieve, he said. "If you can't find housing, it's hard to find a job, and it's hard to report for ...
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Darren Wilson's Lawyers Say They're Not Responsible For Leaks 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Wilson shot the unarmed 18-year-old on Aug. 9 in a case that has drawn widespread attention. A grand jury is expected to decide by mid-November whether Wilson will face criminal charges, and the Justice Department is investigating for possible civil rights violations.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a leaked copy of St. Louis County's autopsy and toxicology report Wednesday. Other leaks to media have cited unnamed sources saying Wilson told investigators he felt threatened by Brown.

Wilson's four attorneys said in an emailed statement that commentary about the case should only come in a legal venue, not through media, while the investigations continue.
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60 Percent Of Homeless Youths Have Been Raped Or Assaulted: Report 23.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A new study explored who is falling victim to youth homelessness and why, and the results are troubling. The survey, conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), found that 60.8 percent of homeless youths have been raped, beaten up, robbed or otherwise assaulted. It also revealed that youth homelessness disproportionately affects LGBT youths and racial minorities, as nearly 37 percent of study participants identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and just one third identified as white-only. The study examined 656 young people ages 14-21 in 11 cities. Results were collected between March-September 2013, and fell in line with similar studies suggesting parental or caregiver rejection is a primary cause for homelessness for teenagers and young adults. Study results were announced at the " Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action " event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and ...
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Early learning and the economy 23.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Beyond the virtues of social justice and doing the right thing for the public interest, Proposition 1-B carries big potential gains for the Seattle economy.
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Justice Department Condemns Leaks In Michael Brown Case As Attempt To 'Influence Public' 23.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Justice Department condemned a series of leaks from the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., The Los Angeles Times reported. The death of the unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9 sparked weeks of protests and a national debate over police tactics. The leaks from the official inquiry into the shooting appear to support the account of the incident given by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, that he and Brown struggled, and that he opened fire when Brown allegedly reached for his gun. An unnamed Justice Department spokeswoman called the leaks "irresponsible and highly troubling" and said, "There seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case," the Times reported. An unidentified Justice Department official also told The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly that Attorney General Eric Holder is "exasperated" by the apparent "selective leaks," in the case. The leak of sensitive details about the official investigation have come ...
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