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Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty 31.1.2015 NPR News
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
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Population: Four Out of Five Scientists Agree... 31.1.2015 Green on
A new poll of American scientists suggests that a large majority of them (82 percent) regard population growth as a major challenge, almost as many as those who believe that climate change is mostly due to human activity (87 percent). The poll, which was conducted by the Pew Research Center, indicates that a clear majority of the American public (59 percent) are concerned that there won't be enough food and resources to accommodate a growing world population, but the level of concern in the scientific community, as with climate change, is noticeably higher. On one level, the poll results are not surprising. For decades now leading scientists have been warning that humanity is overusing planetary resources and inflicting dangerous harm on the environment. Earlier this month 18 scientists authored a paper in the journal Science warning that humanity is encroaching on nine "planetary boundaries," and that we have already crossed four of them: deforestation, the extinction rate for plant and animal ...
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A Call to End Child Poverty Now 31.1.2015 Politics on
America is going to hell if we don’t use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life. —Martin Luther King Jr. They have become great and rich they have grown fat and sleek. … they judge not with justice the cause of their fatherless … and they do not defend the rights of the needy. —Jeremiah 5:27–28   Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood for the good or evil side; Some great Cause, God’s New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right, And the choice goes by forever ’twixt that darkness and that light. —James Russell Lowell It is a national moral disgrace that there are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children in the United States of America – the world’s largest economy. It is also unnecessary, costly and the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military ...
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Sandy Hook Panel Nears Final Report, Decides To List 26 Victims 31.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
HARTFORD – With final edits and approvals, members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission have begun to think about the impact their report on the Newtown school massacre will have on parents of victims and surviving children, as well as people who might be reading the document 20 ...
Benjamin Netanyahu Accused Of Election Ploy In Backlash Over New Settlements 31.1.2015 Politics on
WASHINGTON -- Political observers to the left of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are calling a release of bids for the construction of new housing units in West Bank settlements an intentional gambit to boost Netanyahu's Likud party ahead of Israeli elections in mid-March. On Friday, Israel published what are known as "tenders" for 450 new homes across four existing settlements in the West Bank. The announcement was the first of its kind since October, leading Netanyahu critics to suggest the move is an attempt to curry favor within the nationalistic settler movement ahead of the elections, which are set for March 17. About 600,000 Israeli civilians now live in settlements in the territories Israel seized from Jordan in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Palestinians hope to establish a state in the territories, and much of the international community consider the construction of settlements there a violation of international law and an obstacle to peace. Israel says the status of the settlements must be ...
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'Don't lynch' child kidnap suspects: Ivory Coast police 31.1.2015 World
Ivory Coast police on Friday urged people not to lynch those suspected of kidnapping children, as has already happened in a country traumatised by a string of child murders. In such cases "we need the people to inform the authorities and not take justice into their own hands," police spokesman Dorgeles Gnawa told AFP, citing several recent cases of vigilante-style beatings. Ivorian Interior Minister Hamed Balayoko this week announced that 1,500 were being mobilised to tackle the core problem of child ...
Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished in New York 31.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.
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Free-range parenting discussion misses the bigger picture 31.1.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Child welfare rarely gets covered by the news media unless there is a tragedy. But the case of a Silver Spring family under investigation by Montgomery County’s Child Protective Services for allowing their 10- and 6-year-old children to walk home alone from a park has spurred a roiling debate that pits so-called free-range parents against those with a less permissive attitude. Read full article ...
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French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists 31.1.2015 World
PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full ...
French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists 31.1.2015 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength....
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French fracture in stark display as 8-year-old Muslim says he's 'with the terrorists' 31.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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35 years after Etan Patz vanished, boy's murder trial opens 30.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The little boy named Etan Patz was a "tiny man with a big heart" who couldn't wait to walk to his school bus stop alone on the day he vanished, a prosecutor said ...
AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 30.1.2015 AP Top News
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance a...
1979 New York child murder trial gets underway 30.1.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
The man accused of kidnapping and killing a six-year-old boy in one of America's most famous missing child cases went on trial in New York on Friday, 35 years after the crime. Pedro Hernandez, 53, is accused of luring Etan Patz into the basement of the grocery store where he worked, before killing and dumping his body out with the trash on May 25, 1979. The case became a national cause celebre and awakened millions of Americans to the dangers of child abduction, fueling a generation of hyper-vigilant child rearing by parents terrified of letting their offspring out of sight. Hernandez sat quietly in packed New York State Supreme Court, dressed smartly in trousers, and a pin-stripped shirt and ...
Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton's Promise 30.1.2015 Politics on
"We are now part of a fraternity that no one wants to be a part of," Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, mother of murdered 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, told a group of University of Chicago students at an Amnesty International event last December. She reminded them that no matter who they are, gun violence affects them. "Regardless of your background, origin -- whatever -- you should care," she said. The national sense of urgency over the reckless violence that two years ago yesterday took the life of an honor roll student like Hadiya Pendleton -- who just a week earlier had performed at President Obama's inauguration -- has vanished. Two years ago First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her hometown to say " Hadiya was me " and Pendleton's parents were in attendance at the President's State of the Union address; there was no mention of Pendleton in this year's address. Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton at home on Monday. (Spencer Bibbs) Yet there are signs of change here in Chicago, however gradual. Since Hadiya ...
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New Sinai clashes kill two children: Egypt officials 30.1.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Two children were killed in clashes between the army and jihadists in Egypt's Sinai on Friday a day after at least 30 people died in violence there, security officials said. Health officials said a six-month-old baby was hit in the head by a bullet and a six-year-old was killed in a rocket blast in the peninsula. The latest deaths came as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for a regional summit and flew home to deal with the wave of violence, his office said. Security officials said the bodies of 30 victims of the attacks, mostly soldiers, had been flown to ...
Murder trial begins in the case of NY child who disappeared 35 years ago 30.1.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Opening arguments are set to begin Friday in the murder trial of a man accused of abducting Etan Patz, the six-year old New York City boy whose 1979 disappearance helped spark a national missing children’s movement.Read full article ...
Liban Haji Mohamed Added To FBI's Most Wanted List Of Terrorists 30.1.2015 Politics on
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia. An arrest warrant, originally issued in February, was unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria for Liban Haji Mohamed, 29, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia. He is the older brother of Gulet Mohamed, who for the past four years has been challenging his placement on the government's no-fly list, the attorney representing the younger Mohamed, Gadeir Abbas, told The Associated Press on Thursday. A hearing on Gulet Mohamed's case is scheduled in federal court in Alexandria on Friday. Abbas said Liban Mohamed aggressively advocated on his younger brother's behalf when Gulet Mohamed was detained in Kuwait several years ago and barred from returning to the U.S., and that the FBI began to harass him as a result. He said his family suspects he went into hiding to avoid the ...
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Congressional commission releases new plan to overhaul military pay and retirement 30.1.2015 Washington Post
A congressionally mandated commission on Thursday called for an overhaul of the military’s compensation and retirement system, recommending changes  so that future service members will contribute to their own retirements and could choose private-sector healthcare plans.Read full article >>
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Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan 30.1.2015 AP Top News
KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents....
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