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Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis 4.9.2015 NPR News
Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.
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AP PHOTOS: Searing images of past crisis 4.9.2015 World
The photo of a dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent. The disturbing image taken this week brings to mind other, similarly haunting photos of crises. Often they revolve around children. Will the photo of the Syrian child be like other seared-in-our-memory photographs? Over the years, AP photojournalists have captured powerful images. A 9-year-old girl fleeing a napalm attack in 1972 during the Vietnam War. A Rwandan child too weak from malnutrition to hold his head up in Zaire. A 5-year-old girl holding the hand of an 89-year-old woman as they are evacuated from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Aid experts hope the image of Aylan Kurdi will be the tipping point for the Syrian war, and will inspire people to prod governments to help the country's ...
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AP PHOTOS: Searing images of past crises 4.9.2015 AP Top News
The photo of a dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent. The disturbing image taken this week brings to mind other, similarly haunting photos of crises. Often they involve children. Will the photo of the Syrian child be like other seared-in-our-memory photographs? Over the years, AP photojournalists have captured powerful images. A 9...
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Children in poverty and lack of childcare highlight Kids Count presentation 4.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A presentation Thursday by Denver-based advocacy group Colorado Children’s Campaign highlighted two important issues impacting Routt County youth — poverty and lack of affordable childcare. Research director Sarah Hughes and analyst Claire McKeever talked through striking data about the region during a presentation at the Bud Werner Memorial Library that focused on data from the group’s 2015 Kids Count in Colorado report released in the spring . According to the report, 12 percent of Routt County youth are living in poverty, as defined by the federal poverty level — an income of about $23,500 for a family of four. The factors that set the poverty level are outdated and do not take into account several factors, including the cost of living in a particular community, like Steamboat, leading researchers to believe the number of struggling families is significantly higher. “Most people agree that [the federal poverty level] is much too low to be realistic for what it takes for a family to make ends meet, ...
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Aurora police arrest man in shooting that left 14-year-old dead, 17-year-old wounded 4.9.2015 Denver Post: Local
Aurora have police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that left a 17-year-old boy wounded and a 14-year-old boy ...
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Bundesliga clubs reach out to Germany's refugees 3.9.2015 Yahoo: Politics
German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on Thursday announced it will donate one million euros (US$1.1m) to projects supporting some of the refugees pouring into Germany amidst the ongoing Europe-wide crisis. The club is working with Munich authorities to set up 'training camps' for children to receive German lessons, meals and football kits. For their next home match against Augsburg on September 12, Bayern players will walk out hand-in-hand with both a German and a refugee child as a mark of support for the integration of ...
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New Research Documents Growth of Extreme Poverty 3.9.2015 Views
Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Peter Edelman

A new book by two of our nation’s foremost poverty researchers, Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, reveals the desperate circumstances that hundreds of thousands of children and their parents increasingly face: living with virtually no cash income in an economy that requires it to meet nearly every human need.

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Toddler's image stops us in our tracks 3.9.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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Surging conflicts keeping 13M children out of school 3.9.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act 3.9.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
“It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.”— Supreme Court Chief Justice John RobertsSordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as construed and applied demonstrates how identity politics can leave a trail of broken bodies and broken hearts.Read full article ...
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13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN 3.9.2015 Iraq
More than 13 million children are being denied education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they can't return to classrooms. In a report on the effect of conflict on education in six countries and territories across the region, the United Nation's children fund UNICEF said more than 8,500 schools could no longer be used due to violence. It detailed cases of students and teachers coming under direct fire, classrooms used as makeshift bomb shelters and children having to cross active front lines just to take their ...
Ntaganda: DR Congo's ruthless wartime 'Terminator' 3.9.2015 World
Tall, smug, and said to be trigger-happy too, the 41-year-old Ntaganda fought for different rebel groups as well as for the Democratic Republic of Congo's army from his late teens. The fifth former Congolese warlord in the dock before the International Criminal Court, he is the first to have given himself up as his M23 rebel army foundered and signed a peace deal with government troops in 2013. Behind ICC bars he "keeps himself busy", says Bourgon, "regularly taking part in sports activities, reading a lot and going to English ...
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Juvenile suspected in attack on 3 tourists is charged as an adult 3.9.2015 Seattle Times: Local
A17-year-old who is alleged to have taken part in an assault on three tourists in downtown Seattle last week was charged as an adult with first-degree robbery in King County Superior Court.
No One Held Accountable For Native Kids Harassed At South Dakota Hockey Game 3.9.2015 Politics on
A South Dakota man accused of shouting racial slurs and dumping beer on a group of Native American children at a hockey game was acquitted Tuesday on a sole disorderly conduct charge -- and activists say the case illustrates the prevailing racism in the state. Trace O'Connell, 41, of Philip, South Dakota, was among a group of 15 men in a VIP suite at a Rapid City Rush minor league hockey game that allegedly poured beer and shouted racial slurs at a group of Native children sitting below them, telling them to " go back to the reservation ." The 57 children, ages 9 to 13, were all students at American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and were attending the game as part of an after-school event. The harassment forced them to leave the game. O'Connell was the only alleged perpetrator in the VIP suite to face charges stemming from the incident. He was charged with a single count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. If he had been convicted Tuesday, O’Connell would have faced, at maximum, a $500 ...
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Hillary vs. Donald 3.9.2015 Politics on
Hillary Clinton blamed Donald Trump's rhetoric and inflammatory statements as the kind of speech that can "trigger someone who is less than stable." While she made these remarks after the Charleston shootings, they were before two Boston rednecks beat senseless an apparently homeless illegal immigrant. They, in fact, cited Donald in the beatings, saying he was their inspiration. Hillary's remarks suddenly moved from retroactive blame -- easily deflected by Donald -- to predictive assigning of responsibility. What Hillary said goes contrary to how most people usually think of accusatory language. As children we'd chant "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." This helped fend off the scary verbal bullies, reassuring the child that she was really safe. That phrase, while aiming to immunize the child, simultaneously reinforces the power of magical thinking: wishing makes it so, and being called names has no effect. That is just not true. Verbal abuse can cause immense internal ...
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Day care apologizes after workers accused of inciting fights 3.9.2015 Yahoo: US National
CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a day care center are apologizing to parents after two workers were accused of instigating scuffles among the young children as part of a "Fight Club."
California Moves To Stop Misuse Of Psychiatric Meds In Foster Care 2.9.2015 NPR: Healthcare
There's ample evidence that children in foster care often get powerful psychiatric medications when other treatments would be safer and more effective. But those treatments can be hard to get.
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To Achieve Food Security, We Must Prioritize Women's Rights as Human Rights 2.9.2015 Green on
At the end of this month, world leaders will converge on United Nations headquarters in New York to affirm and formally adopt the global sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years. All of the goals are laudable and worth pursuing. They are intertwined and should be pursued simultaneously. Achieving them will immeasurably improve the lives of billions of people. One of the most important efforts is the second goal: "End Hunger." Hunger is a pervasive element of impoverished communities. Many smallholder farmers across the world eke out a difficult existence and struggle to provide their children with the nourishment they need to be healthy, happy and reach their full potential. Hunger is a grave obstacle to a dignified life. Children who experience stunted growth due to malnutrition face a life-altering setback. By ending hunger and improving nutrition across the world, we can give people a pathway out of poverty and strengthen peaceful societal development. The agriculture industry can help ...
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Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria kill 26, including children 2.9.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say 26 people were killed in northeastern Borno state by attackers on horseback believed to be rebels of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC 2.9.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Congo militia leader known as The Terminator pleaded innocent Wednesday to 18 charges, including murder, rape and sexual slavery, as his long-awaited trial started at the International Criminal ...
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