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Seven child welfare workers fired for false reports 3.5.2016 Philly.com News
Seven child welfare workers in Philadelphia were fired in February and March in connection with two false reports about home visits, according to state officials.
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Accusations fly around bill for reviews of 48 juveniles serving life 3.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Hours after the state Senate approved a bill that could make Colorado's 48 juveniles sentenced to life in prison parole eligible, a handful of district attorneys called on lawmakers to kill ...
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Mother’s Day: Every mom deserves to celebrate Mother’s Day with her children 3.5.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The recent editorial for helping homeless kids to celebrate their moms is sweet inspiration [“No gift is too small on Mother’s Day — for a homeless child,” Editorial, April 30]. Why not have a small gathering to make the gift bags — we love to get together with our friends anyway. I plan to put a […]
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Westminster mom killed while three children were at home, police say 3.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A 35-year-old Westminster woman was shot to death in her bathroom last week while her three young children were at home.
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Parents of 6 die 1 day apart 2.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The mother of six children died from a blood clot and within 24 hours her husband passed away from a heart attack. The local community is now rallying around the family with a fundraiser via GoFundMe. WHNT reports.
Ted Cruz Tells Young Protester That He Deserves a Spanking 2.5.2016 Mother Jones
On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz suggested that the best response to a young protester who yelled "you suck" during a campaign rally in Indiana would be a good spanking. It's the second time the Republican presidential candidate has brought up the controversial form of physical punishment on the campaign trail. "Children should actually speak with respect," Cruz said. "Imagine what a different world it would be if someone told Donald Trump that years ago." Cruz then shared some parenting advice from his own family. "You know, in my household, when a child behaves that way, they get a spanking," he continued, prompting cheers from the crowd. Cruz seems to have a penchant for spanking. In January, the Texas senator raised eyebrows by urging voters to give Hillary Clinton a "spanking" over her handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi. After all, he told supporters drawing an unusual parallel to the former Secretary of State, if he suspected his 5-year-old daughter was lying, she'd receive the same form of ...
INSIDE 2.5.2016 Philly.com News
West Phila. rally also draws "radical child-care collective." B3.
Minorities overrepresented throughout criminal process in Colorado 2.5.2016 Durango Herald
At a time when inequities in criminal justice are the focus of intense national debate, blacks and Latinos are overrepresented at every step in Colorado’s criminal process compared with their numbers in the general population.Black and Latino Coloradans are disproportionately incarcerated, shot by police, arrested and detained as...
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Prosecution: Dad in hot-car-death case wanted son gone 2.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Two years ago, a Georgia family's nightmare became a front-page mystery. As the date of the trial approaches, here is a primer on the case.
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Story of Incarcerated Teen Shows Injustice of Juvenile Imprisonment 1.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Ig Publishing)By the time Karter Kane Reed became a teenager, his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts, had been dubbed "the most violent place in New England" by the FBI. Unemployment and poverty were endemic, leaving most residents of the hardscrabble town -- including the Reeds -- struggling. By all accounts, Reed's family life was also difficult. His dad was in jail, serving an 18 to 20 year sentence for attempting to sell cocaine to an undercover officer, and his mom was drinking heavily and providing little guidance to her son. Not surprisingly, Reed was floundering in school, rootless, angry and unsure of himself. He was also a target, a slightly built boy who had been jumped five times before entering high school. Karter Reed's response to these attacks was to carry a buck knife, and Trounstine reports that he kept the blade open at all times as he moved between classes at the New Bedford Vocational Technical High School. Still, he was rarely in serious trouble and attracted little ...
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Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools? 1.5.2016 NPR News
There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.
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How Donald Trump scored a win in Texas border country 1.5.2016 LA Times: Nation

Patti Magnon grew up on the other side of the Rio Grande — in the adjacent Mexican city known as Nuevo Laredo.

But the border here has never been a barrier, and Magnon, who has lived on the U.S. side now for years, feels at home in both. “Proud to be an American & a Catholic!” proclaims her bio...

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Across Ariz., parents name children after Pat Tillman 1.5.2016 Durango Herald
TEMPE, Ariz. – Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. Though her cervical cancer had been in remission since 2012, the odds of conception were minimal.So when Stephanie became pregnant, the couple wanted a special name for what they considered a miracle baby.Girls’ names came...
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Woman on sidewalk is killed and three children hurt when car jumps curb in North Hollywood 1.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A 63-year-old woman was killed and three children injured Saturday afternoon after the pedestrians were struck by a car involved in a collision in the Valley Glen area of North Hollywood, authorities said.

The woman and children, who are relatives, were hit after the car veered onto the sidewalk...

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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely 1.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a child’s well-being, but there are wide state-to-state disparities in the rate of […]
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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely 30.4.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect....
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NFL: Across Arizona, parents name children after Pat Tillman 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tempe, Ariz. • Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. Though her cervical cancer had been in remission since 2012, the odds of conception were minimal. So when Stephanie became pregnant, the couple wanted a special name for what they considered a miracle baby. Girls’ names came quickly: Quinn, Arabella and Olivia. Boys’ names sparked tension, with one suggesting a name and the other quickly vetoing it. During one contentious round of name swapping, Stephanie be...
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No gift is too small on Mother’s Day — for a homeless child 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Help a homeless child give mom a Mother’s Day gift
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Welfare official: Burdened city workers lie about visits 30.4.2016 Philly.com News
Child welfare officials say social workers juggling heavy caseloads have falsified reports of required visits with the children and families they oversee.
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Wife, children accused of murder in man’s malnutrition death 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

CLEVELAND (AP) — The wife and three adult children of an Ohio man who died of organ failure caused by malnutrition and bed sores have been charged with murder. Wife Debora Brichacek (brik-AY’-sik), Wendy Brichacek, Debbi Brichacek and Brian Brichacek were indicted by a grand jury in Cleveland this week. They’re also charged with involuntary […]
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