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Convicted Murderer Says Porn In Prison Is Constitutional Right 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Dwight Pink Jr. says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book that depicts how to draw the human form.

Pink says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights and serves no meaningful objective in prison.

The state filed its response Monday and says Pink has not been harmed by the ban and none of his rights were violated.

Pink is serving a 56-year sentence for his part in the 1998 slaying of a father of two in Old Saybrook.
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Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help 20.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl's stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs. So when one of her mother's drunken customers, in the one-room drinking den that doubles as their home in Nairobi, offered her a boiled egg in exchange for sex, she agreed. Brittanie Richardson, a 27-year-old American campaigning against the child sex trade in Kenya, witnessed the act during a routine visit to meet the family and felt powerless to act. "The room was full of people: men, women, the mum is there, the sister. ...
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Sex is for the rich 19.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located in low-income, ...
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3 adults, 2 children left homeless in Fern Rock fire 19.10.2014 Yahoo: US National

3 adults, 2 children left homeless in Fern Rock fireFive people have been left homeless after a fast moving fire in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia.


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Indian schools face disrepair, poverty 19.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and few construction dollars. An Obama administration plan to fix the problems faces daunting complications..
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Indian schools face disrepair, poverty 19.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and few construction dollars. An Obama administration plan to fix the problems faces daunting complications..
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Guest: Pull back the online veil of child sexual exploitation on Backpage.com 18.10.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Children who were sold for sex online deserve their day in court, writes guest columnist John D. Ryan.
The Ray of Hope from Nigeria Should Inspire Us to Provide Safe Schools for Every Girl 18.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
LONDON -- Finally, a ray of hope for the more than 270 Chibok girls whose abduction by Boko Haram on April 14 has led to six months of captivity -- six months during which the girls' parents did not even know whether their daughters were dead or alive. The announcement on Friday of a potential cease-fire with Boko Haram and the strong rumor that the girls will be released on Monday is a vindication of the work of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and of the campaigning zeal of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, which have never allowed the girls to simply vanish from the public eye. On Saturday, the day after an announcement of a cease-fire, there were Boko Haram inspired attacks on two Nigerian villages. And, as I am writing this, the latest ​information is that "some" of the girls may be released but perhaps not all of them. We cannot rest satisfied until every girl is returned to her family. Then there will be the work of healing. We do not know how many have been sexually assaulted, raped or ...
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10-Year-Old Faces Life in Prison 18.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics

10-Year-Old Faces Life in PrisonWhile his alleged crime is the brutal murder of a 90-year-old woman, should a 10-year-old spend the rest of life in prison for it?


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System failed to avert battered child's slaying 18.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The family rented the ramshackle two-flat for nearly three years without neighbors realizing the raven-haired girl with dark eyes lived there. No one recalled her ever playing outside, walking with friends to a nearby park or waiting for a school bus in the ...
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Women, children killed in new attack in east DR Congo 18.10.2014 World

Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Twenty-two people, most of them women and children, have been killed in a new attack in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre, a government official said on Saturday.


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Women, children killed in new DR Congo attack: official 18.10.2014 World
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Twenty-two people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre, a government official said on ...
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Kentucky police say boy remains in hospital after sexual assault 18.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Tim Ghianni (Reuters) - A Kentucky teenager remains hospitalized but his condition is improving after he was sodomized by a group of male acquaintances at a party, an attack that was captured on cell phone video, police said on Friday. Tyler Perry, 19, Dayton Ross Jones, 20, and Samuel Miller, 18, were charged with first-degree sodomy, promoting a sexual performance by a minor and use of a minor in a sexual performance, said Chris Miller, spokesman for the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. ...
Springfield Stabbing, Rape Suspect Captured in Georgia 18.10.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Peter Wray, 34, a suspected serial rapist facing multiple charges stemming from an attack at a Springfield house party in September, was apprehended in Georgia on Thursday.
Good News for Children When Congress Works Together 18.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
While we rarely hear good news these days about Congress, I have some to share. Continuing a long tradition of bipartisan leadership on behalf of abused and neglected children, last month both the House and the Senate passed and the president signed into law the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980/P.L. 113-183) . This new legislation improves the child welfare system to prevent children and youths in foster care from becoming victims of sex trafficking and protects foster care youths who are already victims. It offers new hope of permanent families for children and extra support for those youths who end up aging out of foster care. The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and many other children's advocates strongly supported this bill , and we applaud Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI) and Sander Levin (D-MI), Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Representatives David Reichert (R-WA) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) who led the charge in responding to some of our most ...
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Michael Dunn sentenced to life without parole for ‘loud music’ killing of Jordan Davis 17.10.2014 Washington Post
Michael Dunn will spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of a teenager in Florida. Dunn’s sentencing on Friday closes a chapter in the “loud music” case that began with a 2012 argument between Dunn and 17-year-old Jordan Davis in the parking lot of a Jacksonville gas station. The terms of the sentence were not a surprise: Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder on Oct. 1, and after prosecutors decided against seeking the death penalty, the life sentence without parole was ...
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Sentence given in 'loud music' murder 17.10.2014 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial

Michael Dunn raises his hands in disbelief as he looks toward his parents after the verdicts were announced in his trial in JacksonvilleA Florida man who killed a teen playing high-volume music learned his fate.


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Sheriff's office: Father shoots 3 children, himself after fight with wife in central Florida 17.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism 17.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Shooter, 10, has something to prove 17.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: "Kids and guns don't always mean bad things happen."
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