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Raped as a teen at 'nightmare' Wordsworth, Philly man sues 24.5.2017 Philly.com News
"Wordsworth was presenting some sort of illusion of safety," said lawyer Jonathon M. Cohen. In reality, he said, "it's like some sort of nightmare prison movie."
UNICEF: Lives of 26 million children threatened by conflict 24.5.2017 Washington Post: World
The United Nation’s children agency says regional conflicts are threatening the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. The agency says that from cholera in Yemen to attacks on hospitals in Syria and the tens of thousands of children trapped in Iraq’s city of Mosul, the violence is depriving children of essential health care.
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Nun's 1969 cold case murder is kept alive by retired 'grandma Nancy Drews' and docu-series 'The Keepers' 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They call themselves retired grandma Nancy Drews. One is a former emergency room nurse, the other a longtime elementary school teacher.

They make notes on coffee filters instead of index cards and wear clam diggers and sensible sneakers.

But thanks in part to the amateur sleuth work of Gemma Hoskins...

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Plea deal in works for teen in alleged suicide-pact crash 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ogden • A defense attorney says a plea deal is in the works for a 16-year-old girl charged with killing two people in a high-speed crash on the way to carry out a suicide pact. The deal, defense attorney Tara Isaacson said Tuesday, is expected to split the defendant’s sentence between juvenile detention and adult prison. Police say Marilee Patricia Gardner decided to kill herself by slamming into another car when an officer tried to pull her over in Roy last year. Two people died in the crash. G... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty 24.5.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump&apos;s budget shows an &quot;unimaginable level of cruelty&quot; for millions of Americans and children....
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Trump budget would cut health benefits for many lower-income kids, experts fear 24.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump budget would cut health benefits for many lower-income kids, experts fear
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Man cleared of murder conviction after 24 years behind bars — with help from an ex-cop 24.5.2017 Washington Post
Shaurn Wilson had an alibi for his whereabouts when a Philadelphia businessman was killed in a street robbery in 1990. But it took a former police officer to turn it into an exoneration.
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Local lawmakers slam Trump's budget 24.5.2017 Philly.com News
Mayor Kenney on Tuesday slammed President Trump's budget, saying it would hurt low-income and middle-class Philadelphians with its planned cuts to social services and Medicaid over the next decade.
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Texas Police Officer Allegedly Punches A 14-Year-Old Girl In Graphic Video 24.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A video posted on social media Sunday shows at least three San Antonio police officers forcibly detaining a 14-year-old black girl. In the footage shot by a bystander, one officer appears to punch her in the face. “It looks like the officer punched the girl with a closed fist,” said Artessia “Tess” House, one of the girl’s lawyers.  Warning: Video contains graphic images. The girl, whose name HuffPost is withholding because she is a minor, was attending a quinceanera on the night of May 20. During the party, two adult male attendees got into an altercation indoors with one accusing the other of becoming “inappropriate with the juveniles,” according to a preliminary police report provided by the San Antonio Police Department. The facility where the celebration was being held then kicked the entire party out, House said. The police were called, as the fighting continued outside. The girl, who had not been involved in the initial altercation, was arrested and charged with assaulting a public servant. What ...
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The Manchester Attack And The Resilience Of Teen Girls 24.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In Manchester on Monday, what should have been a joyful evening of music and dancing at Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” concert turned into horrific tragedy. Just as fans were filing out of the arena, many  with pink balloons in hand , a young man standing in the ticket area  detonated a bomb. The terror attack claimed at least 22 lives, and left nearly 60 injured. It was the deadliest attack in the U.K. since 2005.  We don’t yet know what the proclaimed motivations of the attacker who terrorized Manchester Arena were ― the 22-year-old man who carried out the attack died in the blast  ― but what we do know is that the majority of Ariana Grande’s fans are young women and girls. By all reports, the arena was filled with children, mothers and daughters, teen and tween girls who had traveled to the show in pairs or packs. Teen girls learn how to express passion and love with abandon in a world that largely devalues, objectifies and mocks them. Pop concerts like Grande’s provide a space where fandoms ...
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Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Miss. • Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday. The Southern Poverty Law Center wants a federal judge to force the state’s leaders to comply with the 1870 law, which says Mississippi must never deprive any citizen of the “school rights and privileges” described in first post-Civil War constitution. That law still obligates Mississippi to...
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Victims Of Manchester Bombing Include 8-Year-Old, 18-Year-Old 24.5.2017 NPR News
Authorities say at least 22 victims died in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Three of them have been named so far: an 8-year-old girl, an 18-year-old college student and a man in his late 20s.
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Parents weigh in on concert fears after Manchester 23.5.2017 AP Top News
Iris Azulai&apos;s 17-year-old daughter, Carmel, recently attended a large concert in Tel Aviv of the Argentine singer Lali. Given Israel&apos;s history, the fear of terrorism is always lurking, particularly at mass events, but regardless, she would not have prevented her daughter from going....
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Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults 23.5.2017 AP National
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A neighbor of a family that died in a house fire was charged Tuesday with intentionally setting it ablaze, killing two adults and five children....
Dana Milbank: Trump's cruel budget is just more propaganda 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • So it has come to this: A Russian government-funded propaganda outfit schooling the Trump administration on the cruelty of its proposed federal budget. Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director, unveiled Trump’s ghastly 2018 budget proposal Monday afternoon in the White House briefing room, and one point of pride was that it proposed that the child-care tax credit and the earned-income tax credit — benefits for working families — be denied to illegal immigrants. “It’s not rig...
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Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students 23.5.2017 AP National
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding....
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Fixing Our Infrastructure? How About Schools? 23.5.2017 American Prospect
Last year, amid the heated presidential primaries, national news outlets took a break from the contest to cover a public education issue that rarely gets attention. School teachers in Detroit, barred by state law from going on strike, staged a series of “sick outs” (where so many teachers call in sick that it forces the schools to shut down) to protest the condition of their dilapidated, underfunde­d schools. On one day in mid-January, 64 public schools were closed—more than half in the city—as teachers rallied together for more resources. From The New York Times and The Washington Post to CNN and Fox News , millions of Americans were confronted with jarring images of Detroit children wearing winter coats in class because their schools lacked functional heating systems, of severely damaged facilities, of mold and leaky ceilings, of roaches and mice crawling on the floors. These problems extend far beyond Detroit. Public school facilities—mostly ignored in discussions of the nation’s crumbling roads, ...
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The Daily 202: Comey was not the only official to resist Trump entreaties 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Former CIA general counsel calls it ‘an appalling abuse of power’
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Islamic State claims concert bombing; children among 22 dead 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Manchester, England • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead and sparked a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. Teenage screams filled Manchester Arena just after the explosion Monday night, and members of the audience tumbled over guardrails and each other to escape. An 8-year-old girl was among the dead...
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Kansas child-welfare chief ‘deeply saddened’ by boy’s death 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The head of Kansas’ child-welfare agency says she’s “deeply saddened” by the slaying of a 7-year-old boy whose remains were fed to pigs, and that state case workers did what they could. As director of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, Phyllis Gilmore offered that perspective Tuesday as her agency […]
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