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Police: Suspect Cut Off GPS Bracelet Ordered in Ongoing Child Rape Case 21.9.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
The 26-year-old man reportedly fled in his parents’ blue 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Massachusetts plates reading ...
Emmy-winning actress dies 21.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said.
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Wissahickon home now an oasis for homeless moms and kids 20.9.2014 Philly.com News
Northern Children's Services opens its day care and its heart to the public today.
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Do we need corporal punishment? 20.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
You think Marine Corps boot camp is tough? In the old days it was much tougher. Drill instructors often corrected recruits by kicking them, punching them or hitting them with sticks. Broken jaws and bloody noses were not ...
Fla. grandfather had criminal past, served time for killing son, 8, in hunting accident 20.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
When the final bullets were silenced at a home on a dirt road in a rural small town about 35 miles outside of Gainesville, Florida, every family member inside was dead, deputies ...
Country singer dies 20.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Singer George Hamilton IV, known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," has died at a Nashville hospital following a heart attack, the Grand Ole Opry said in a press release. He was 77.
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The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America 20.9.2014 Health

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in AmericaJust released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of color and those under five are the poorest. More than one in five infants, toddlers, and preschoolers were poor during their years of greatest brain...


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Mom, 6 children shot dead 20.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A man who killed his daughter, six grandchildren and then himself in a shooting in north-central Florida was a convicted felon and wasn't allowed to possess the gun he used, police said Friday.
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U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand 19.9.2014 Health
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has seen a sharp drop in participation since 2010, unlike food stamps and other anti-poverty programs that ballooned during the 2007-9 recession and the economic recovery that followed, government figures show. ...
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South Dakota Man Allegedly Punched After Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Language 19.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A South Dakota man was left with a black eye after allegedly being assaulted when he spoke out against a woman who was using anti-gay epithets on the street. As Keloland reported, Drew Bartscher was outside of a popular bar in Sioux Falls when he overheard a woman use an anti-gay term while having a conversation with her boyfriend. " She said these 'f**ing f-words,' referring to homosexuals ," Bartscher, who is straight, told local ABC affiliate KSFY. "I stopped and I just commented to her, 'You really shouldn't call anybody the f-word, that's rude.' Then I continued to walk in the direction towards our car." He continued, "Then I hear this guy yell at me, 'What the F did you say to my girlfriend?!?!' I turned just a little bit and then the next thing I know, my friends are picking me up off the sidewalk [because] I had gotten punched pretty good." The vice president of a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization said he was "pretty shocked" by the news, according to ...
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Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question 19.9.2014 NPR News
An NFL star's indictment on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions.
Government Nutrition Program's Problems Driving Some Low-Income Women Away 19.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has seen a sharp drop in participation since 2010, unlike food stamps and other anti-poverty programs that ballooned during the 2007-9 recession and the economic recovery that followed, government figures show. "WIC providers are tearing their hair, beating their chests, 'what are they doing wrong?'" said Laurie True, California WIC Association director. Poverty experts say the shrinking demand does not reflect less need. They are pushing for faster changes to an outdated, cumbersome distribution process they say stigmatizes recipients. Participants complain of customers "shaming" them in grocery lines, said Sarah Monje, ...
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176,000 Minnesota kids living in poverty 19.9.2014 MinnPost
In the realm of “public embarrassments” this beats Adrian Peterson hands down. WCCO-TV’s Angela Davis reports, “Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal how many children in Minnesota are living in poverty. Fourteen percent of kids in the state of Minnesota lived in poverty in the last year. That’s about 176,000 children. The year before, there were more than 183,000 poor children.” If you too are thinking this is one of the quietest election cycles you can remember, there’s a reason for that. Tom Scheck at MPR says, “By this time four years ago, the race for governor saw plenty of spending on advertising by groups independent of the political parties and the campaigns. In that election cycle, business groups in particular spent heavily on behalf of Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer, who lost the election to Democrat Mark Dayton. But this year, those groups haven't been as active for Republican Jeff Johnson who aims to block Dayton from a second term. … The biggest difference ...
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The Cause of Homosexuality Is Irrelevant 19.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
My blog post " The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information " was published Sept. 11, 2014. The response to that blog post, both positive and negative, has far exceeded anything I could have imagined. In any event, after reading through the numerous comments on that post, I noticed certain themes that deserve further attention and discussion. Many people seem fixated on the fact that the actual cause of homosexuality has not yet been established with any degree of certainty. As someone who likes to understand the reasons things occur, I respect and appreciate the curiosity. However, the ultimate result remains the same, regardless of whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or some combination of the two. As Jim Kennedy writes on TeachTheFacts.org: [I]t needs to be understood that there is no scientific debate about whether homosexuality is a choice. The professional mental health and scientific organizations uniformly reject the idea. Many of them make even ...
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6 children, 2 adults dead in Florida murder-suicide 19.9.2014 Yahoo: US National

6 children, 2 adults dead in Florida murder-suicideA man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.


Mom, 6 children shot dead 19.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A Florida man shot and killed a daughter and six grandchildren Thursday in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.
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2 adults, 6 children killed Fla. shooting 19.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Two adults and six children were killed on Thursday in a north Florida town in a shooting that may have been a murder-suicide, the Gainesville Sun newspaper reported, citing local ...
Two adults, six children dead in Florida shooting: report 19.9.2014 Terrorism
TAMPA (Reuters) - Two adults and six children were killed on Thursday in a north Florida town in a shooting that may have been a murder-suicide, the Gainesville Sun newspaper reported, citing local authorities. The incident occurred near Bell, a town of about 500 located roughly 35 miles west of Gainesville. The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office declined to comment but said a press conference was scheduled for later on Thursday. (Reporting by David Adams and Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Judge Cites Hobby Lobby To Excuse Fundamentalist Mormon From Child Labor Testimony 19.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Less than three months after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned about the widespread repercussions of the Supreme Court’s majority decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, a federal judge in Utah has cited the controversial ruling in his decision to excuse a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from testifying in a child labor investigation. Since 2012, the Department of Labor has been investigating the Mormon sect over allegations that church leaders ordered children to be removed from school to harvest pecans on a private ranch, without pay, for up to eight hours a day. Church member Vergel Steed refused to answer basic questions about the investigation in a January deposition, on the grounds that divulging information related to the church violated his religious vows. Last Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge David Sam ruled that Steed could not be forced to answer the investigators' questions about the Mormon sect or its leaders. Citing the Supreme Court’s June ruling in ...
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Detectives comforted suspect in missing boy case 19.9.2014 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases bursts into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hug and comfort him, assuring him that he did the right thing by coming forward....
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