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Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens 23.2.2017 AP National
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy....
Montgomery leads the way on prosecuting child abuse 23.2.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
With a trio of convictions in young children’s deaths, the local prosecutor’s office is looking out for the most helpless of victims.
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The Most Politically Influential Film Of The Oscars Will End Up Being 'Zootopia' 23.2.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Beware, some animal-friendly spoilers live below.  Last March, Donald J. Trump , then just one of many candidates vying to become the Republican presidential nominee, sat down with CBS’ “Face the Nation”  to advocate for the use of torture. Discussing his plan to defeat the self-described Islamic State, Trump said, “We are playing by rules, but they have no rules. It’s very hard to win when that’s the case.”  To that, host John Dickerson responded, “Isn’t that what separates us from the savages?” “No, we have to beat the savages,” Trump replied. Two days earlier, Disney released its own animated movie about “savages.” The film, “Zootopia,” followed a bunny named Judy Hopps while she tried to establish a career as a police officer in an animal-run metropolis, where predators and prey co-exist peacefully, if awkwardly at times.  At its core, however, “Zootopia” was something else: a political condemnation of the very forces that Trump was exploiting at that moment to take over the Republican party.  In the ...
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As Indiana governor, Pence failed to stop Syrian refugees. His administration is trying again. 23.2.2017 Washington Post
Before he became vice president, Pence’s attempts to keep refugees out of his state were blocked in court. Now, with President Trump’s national ban on hold after a court review, many who resettled in the American heartland feel a familiar sense of dread.
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Judge orders further detention for two Utah boys accused of shooting 14-year-old girl 22.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Logan • The two 16-year-old boys accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl and leaving her in an empty canal in Smithfield last week will remain in a juvenile detention center, a judge ordered Wednesday. The two teens were in court for the first time after charges were filed late Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors allege that the boys lured Deserae Turner to a Smithfield canal, then shot her in the back of the head. Her parents reported her missing last Thursday, and she was discovered in the canal ea...
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UK court: Income rule to bring in foreign spouses is lawful 22.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure that immigrants won’t draw on public welfare funds.
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Two teens robbed a 14-year-old Utah girl for $55 and her iPod, then shot her in head, authorities say 22.2.2017 Washington Post
Two teens robbed a 14-year-old Utah girl for $55 and her iPod, then shot her in head, authorities say
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Bill advances to study, prevent homelessness among children 22.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to look at the causes of homeless for children, and to study how best to address it. The House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee unanimously endorsed HB283, and sent it to the full House for consideration. Its sponsor, Rep. Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, said it would ask a current state task force studying intergenerational poverty also to address homelessness among children. The bill also would allow using current cash assistance programs for t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death,’ U.N. agency warns 21.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.
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Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death:’ UN agency 21.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations children’s agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk of death” as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South Sudan, where civil war has raged […]
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Murder-suicide: Preston police find four bodies in southeast Idaho home 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A man and three children were found shot to death inside a home just north of the Utah-Idaho border late Sunday afternoon, in what police are calling a murder-suicide. Officers were called to the home near 50 W. 200 South in Preston, Idaho, on Sunday evening after a friend discovered the bodies, Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes, told KUTV 2News. Geddes identified the victims as Corbin Hillaker, 15, Jessica Spillett, 6, and McCoy Spillett, 7. Police believe they were all shot while asleep in their...
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James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness 20.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Chris Hedges

Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” is one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen—I would have stayed in the theater in New York to see the film again if the next showing had not been sold out.

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News roundup: Democratic leaders try to tamp down impeachment talk 20.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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In Madagascar, mothers weep and send their children to bed without water to drink 20.2.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Tiny wooden houses are scattered across the harsh gray sand of Kobokara hamlet in southern Madagascar. A woman squats in one of them, looking out her low door. Her small stick house is bare, but for a blanket, a mosquito net and a homemade straw mat.

Her words settle in a sigh: “I have nothing...

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Supreme Court considers case of a shot fired in U.S. that killed a teenager in Mexico 20.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Lower courts have said constitutional rights stop at the border, and parents may not sue agent
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Former soldier sentenced after pleading guilty to child rape 20.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A former soldier who says he has post-traumatic stress disorder has pleaded guilty to child rape
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Former soldier sentenced after pleading guilty to child rape 20.2.2017 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A former soldier who says he has post-traumatic stress disorder has pleaded guilty to child rape....
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The US Military, Like Ancient Rome's, Is Trying to Secure a Dying Empire 19.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Military recruiting -- the beast that feeds the US military empire -- is a despicable pursuit that pits carefully selected and highly trained soldiers against vulnerable children, says Pat Elder, director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy. Likening recruiters to child predators with monthly quotas, Elder says it's time this shameful practice was stopped. Recruiters from the Harrisburg Recruiting Company assisted with the Youth and Education Services (Y.E.S.) October 8, 2010, at the Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Christine June / Harrisburg US Army Recruiting Batallion ) Delving into the underbelly of the US military, longtime antiwar activist Pat Elder reveals how military recruiters are assisted by the Department of Education, the film industry, the video game industry and mainstream media in order to fuel never-ending war -- using the country's most vulnerable young people as fodder. Get the book Military Recruiting in the United States by donating to Truthout ...
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Op-ed: Utah needs earned-income tax credit to break poverty cycle 19.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
For some children in Utah, poverty is their inheritance. By no choice of their own, they have never experienced life outside the world of welfare dependence. As these children grow older, they face a daunting choice: continue in the lifestyle they know and grew up in, or transition toward an unfamiliar life of self-reliance. Even if these young people have a healthy desire for the latter, it can be a difficult road with many personal, cultural, educational, economic and policy barriers. Fortunat...
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The danger of second — or third, or fourth — chances in D.C.’s criminal-justice system 18.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Under D.C.’s Youth Rehabilitation Act, leniency sometimes goes too far.
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