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Michelle Wilkins, victim in Longmont attack, calls her unborn child a "light being" 30.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Michelle Wilkins, whose unborn child did not survive after being cut from her belly in a Longmont attack earlier this month, released a statement late Sunday saying her baby is now a "light
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Colombian Report on US Military's Child Rapes Not Newsworthy to US News Outlets 29.3.2015 Truthout.com
An 800-page independent report commissioned by the US-friendly Colombian government and the radical left rebel group FARC found that US military soldiers and contractors had sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and, in all cases, the rapists were never punished–either in Colombia or stateside–due to American military personnel being immune from prosecution under diplomatic immunity agreements between the two countries. The report was part of a broader historical analysis meant to establish the “causes and violence aggravators” of the 50-year-long conflict between the government and rebels that’s presently being negotiated to an end. As Colombia  Reports ( 3/23/15 ) would spell out: In his report, the historian [Renan Vega] cited one 2004 case in the central Colombian town of Melgar where 53 underage girls were sexually abused by nearby stationed military contractors “who moreover filmed [the abuse] and sold the films as pornographic material.” According to Colombia’s ...
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20 Years Without Deanna 29.3.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Deanna Cremin was murdered just days after her 17th birthday. Twenty years later, her family waits for ...
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State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion 29.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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How to shoot a gun if you're a kid 29.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rifle fire from the gun range below punctuated Jerry Kau’s directions to the 17 children on how to shoot. The kids, as young as 7, sat riveted behind long tables. The floor tingled with each ...
Two boys, 16 and 14, accused of violent rape in Port Richmond 29.3.2015 Philly.com News
Philadelphia police have arrested two youths, ages 16 and 14, in the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Port Richmond who had been on her way home after a workout.
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For some, regret lingers years after girl's running death 28.3.2015 Yahoo: US National
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For some, Savannah Hardin's final hours remain an open wound three years after she was run to death in the yard of her rural home as punishment for a ...
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For some witnesses, regret lingers years after girl's running death 28.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Colorado Senate to prepare fetal homicide bill in wake of Longmont attack 28.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, said Friday that legislation is being prepared to address attacks such as the one on Michelle Wilkins, whose fetus was cut from her womb on March 18.
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2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds 27.3.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism 27.3.2015 Truthout.com
With Breivik has come the ominous knowledge that it takes only one jihadist - or counter-jihadist - to change everything, and that right-wing anti-immigration politics and jihadism are mutually reinforcing. "The relationship between the extremists is a symbiosis," said Shoaib Sultan. At the entrance to the sealed government district, young women look at the flowers left in tribute to those killed and injured in an explosion in Oslo, Norway on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik, the man charged with the attacks that killed at least 93 people in Norway, claims to have acted alone and has admitted "to the facts" of the case, the police said. (Johan Spanner/The New York Times) 1. More Democracy, More Extremism? Last summer, on the evening of Aug. 16, 2014, Norway's largest tabloid, Verdens Gang, posted on its website an extended videotaped interview with Ubaydullah Hussain, the spokesman of a small Islamist fringe group called the Prophet's Umma (umma refers to the community of believers in ...
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Autopsies planned on bodies of Detroit children found in freezer who likely died 2 years ago 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Autopsies scheduled for Detroit children found in freezer 27.3.2015 Yahoo: US National
DETROIT (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit ...
Prioritize preparing children in deep poverty to be ready for kindergarten 27.3.2015 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/woodleywonderworks We believe that one of the smartest investments of state dollars is to provide flexible funding for early education and care that stays with each child until they turn 5 or enter kindergarten. There has been considerable talk about early learning lately. We have heard for so long the alarming fact that Minnesota’s children in poverty are not prepared for kindergarten. It is encouraging to see the growing consensus about the end goal, even as the means are subject of spirited debate. We, as providers of early care and education serving some of the poorest children in our state, are now asking that you open your minds and hearts to hear our point of view. Molly Greenman There are 78,000 children ages 0-5 in Minnesota living in deep poverty. Deep poverty is defined as a family whose income is less than 50 percent of the federal poverty guideline. Children in every county and of every color live in deep poverty. However, children of color are disproportionately impacted by ...
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California eases Jessica's Law restrictions for some sex offenders 27.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
When California voters approved Jessica's Law in 2006, the goal was simple: to keep sex offenders away from children.
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What happens when gray mixes with brown in America 27.3.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Many older Americans may not like — or at least empathize with — Kids These Days. But there are selfish reasons to spend more taxpayer money on the young all the same.This is the framework I wish Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam had emphasized in his new bestseller, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.” He intersperses tear-jerking anecdotes with hard-nosed statistics to illustrate how children from poor families today have fewer chances for upward mobility than their counterparts from yesteryear. Poor kids and young adults, he argues, are the innocent victims of a widening “opportunity gap.”Read full article ...
State review finds no systematic problems in Denver child casework 27.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A state review of Denver County child protection work, ordered after one caseworker allegedly lied about checking on a baby who later died, has uncovered no additional ...
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Colorado Lawmaker Says Attack On Pregnant Woman Is A 'Curse Of God' 27.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 26 (Reuters) - A Colorado lawmaker's comments that an attack on a woman whose unborn child was cut from her womb was a "curse of God" caused by U.S. policy on abortion drew criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike on Thursday. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Republican member of the state House of Representatives from Colorado Springs, made the remarks on his "Pray in Jesus Name" satellite television show. "This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb," said Klingenschmitt, a minister and retired U.S. Navy chaplain. "And part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open." He was referring to the case of Michelle Wilkins, a 26-year-old Colorado woman whose fetus was cut from her last week by a woman who lured the victim using an online ad for baby clothes. Wilkins survived the attack, but the fetus, described by the coroner as a "34-week gestation female," ...
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In Endia Martin case, juvenile who took gun pleads guilty to weapons charge 27.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A teenager who was scheduled to go on trial Thursday on charges he hid from police the revolver used to kill a 14-year-old girl moments after the shooting pleaded guilty to a felony weapons charge in Cook County juvenile ...
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Animal Advocates Cheer As Bill Aimed At High-Kill PETA Shelter Is Signed Into Law 26.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A new Virginia law may put PETA's high-kill animal shelter out of the euthanasia business. Senate Bill 1381, which was signed by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday , makes clear that a private animal shelter is "a facility operated for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes for animals." It's a small bit of language that could lead to a big change in the way that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals operates its single shelter in Norfolk, Virginia, where the high-profile, celebrity-courting group is headquartered. There, each year, nearly every cat and a clear majority of dogs who go into the shelter wind up dead . PETA lobbied against the bill , which overwhelmingly passed both houses with broad bipartisan support and will go into effect in July. "To an organization like PETA, whose average kill rate of companion animals taken into its 'shelter' exceeds 90 percent , this bill posed a threat," wrote its sponsor, Virginia state Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), in an op-ed earlier ...
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