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Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 36 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says the death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque has risen to 36 after several of those wounded in the attack died in hospitals. Pashin Gul, the head of the tribal police in the northwestern Mohmand region, provided the updated toll on Saturday, a day after […]
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Police: Man shoots wife in front of kids; kills himself 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOLIVAR, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a man fatally shot his estranged wife 10 times in front of her children and then led police on a chase before turning the gun on himself. News outlets quote Bolivar police as saying that 26-year-old Camille Thompson was taking her two oldest children to school Thursday […]
Colorado Springs police arrest 26-year-old man in child porn case 16.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Colorado Springs after police say he was linked to about two dozen images and videos of children engaged in sexual acts.
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Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer 16.9.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer....
Ravaged by conflict, Yemen’s coast faces rising malnutrition 16.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Sitting by her son’s hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy’s skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud — a desperation she shares with many other mothers in Hodeidah. Even before the war, Hodeidah was one of the poorest cities in Yemen, the Arab […]
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Ravaged by conflict, Yemen's coast faces rising malnutrition 16.9.2016 AP Top News
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud - a desperation she shares with many other mothers in Hodeidah....
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Why States Are Taking A Fresh Look At Drug-Free Zones 15.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline . Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. In the late 1980s, every state and the District of Columbia had laws that imposed harsh penalties on drug offenses committed near schools. The idea behind the “drug-free school zones” was to deter dealers at the height of a national crack cocaine epidemic from peddling drugs to children where they could be found most days. Now those laws are undergoing new scrutiny, as states revisit long sentences for drug crimes that have led to mass incarceration and as they face a new drug epidemic, this time opioid addiction. Some states, including Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky and Utah, are reducing the size of the drug-free zones as they seek to rid their prisons of so many nonviolent drug offenders with long sentences and as research indicates the zones sometimes fail to steer dealers away from schools. But other states, ...
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Skipping Meals, Joining Gangs: How Teens Cope With Food Insecurity 15.9.2016 NPR News
Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens. Dogged by hunger, teens may try a wide range of strategies to get by.
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Frustration. Burnout. Attrition. It's Time To Address The National Teacher Shortage 15.9.2016 NPR News
New national reports out today by the Learning Policy Institute look at the widening teacher shortage problem — and offer solutions.
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Long Island abuse case reveals risks of out-of-state foster care 15.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

When the state of Washington can’t find local placement for children in need, it reaches out to out-of-state foster care. Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu from New York took in three boys from Washington, two of whom he adopted. Now he waits trial on charges of sexual abuse.
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Boy, 11, found dead in Echo Park closet weighed just 34 pounds 15.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The boy in the closet weighed 34 pounds.  

When police officers removed the mirrored doors behind which Yonatan Daniel Aguilar had died hours earlier, they found a crumpled blanket on the ground, obscuring his emaciated body — pale and stiff, curled in a fetal position, with cuts on his face.

One...

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Boy, 11, found dead in Los Angeles closet weighed just 34 pounds 15.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The boy in the closet weighed 34 pounds.  

When police officers removed the mirrored doors behind which Yonatan Daniel Aguilar had died hours earlier, they found a crumpled blanket on the ground, obscuring his emaciated body — pale and stiff, curled in a fetal position, with cuts on his face.

One...

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Sadly, This Is The Top Vegetable 1-Year-Olds In America Eat 15.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Nutrition during the 1,000 days between a child’s conception and their second birthday is critical to their future success, dictating both brain and physical development. And yet the vegetable American toddlers are most likely to eat is a french fry . Child health advocates gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to mark the release of a new report, “The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future,” which documents the scourge of malnutrition in the U.S. 1,000 Days, a nonprofit that advocates nationally and globally for better early nutrition, produced the report , which highlights the economic gap that prevents many families from meeting some of the World Health Organization’s basic nutritional standards. The report highlights a number of factors: Nearly half of U.S. women gain an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy, which can lead to higher rates of obesity in children. And only 22 percent of infants are exclusively breastfed to 6 months, which the WHO recommends due to breastmilk’s unparalleled ...
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Former Sequim school principal gets over 26 years for child rape 15.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Douglas J. Allison was arrested earlier this year after two young girls reported they had been sexually assaulted by him at Mountain View Christian School.
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Former school principal gets over 26 years for child rape 15.9.2016 AP Washington
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- A 55-year-old former principal at a Christian school in Washington has been sentenced to over 26 years in prison for raping and molesting children....
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Steve Jobs' widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth 15.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Instead of going to school, school will come to you.

That’s the prize-winning idea behind RISE High, a proposed Los Angeles charter high school designed to serve homeless and foster children whose educations are frequently disrupted.

Los Angeles educators Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26, who...

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Indiana: A Snapshot of Inequality 14.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Let me start with a few facts that should "afflict the comfortable" and motivate citizens of good will to "comfort the afflicted": According to the latest Census numbers, more than 1 in 3 Hoosiers remain below self-sufficiency despite increased employment, 21.5% of Indiana's children live in poverty, and the number of Hoosiers in poverty consistently hovers around one million. A  report on the Status of Working Families in Indiana 2015 , issued by the Institute for Working Families, puts the information in an  Infographic  including state SNAP & TANF responses to poverty, and highlighting what it calls the "21st Century Job Swap" from high & middle-paying to low-skilled, low-income jobs by industry; June data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Indiana with a 108,400 jobs deficit when population growth since the recession is factored in. The Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that Indiana ranks #30 in child well-being, having slipped 2 spots relative to other states since 2014. Women are ...
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Census Figures Show Poverty Rate Drops For Children And Adults 14.9.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.
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Analysts: Trump's financial holdings pose ethical questions 14.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Police: Teen shooter planned to kill stepbrother 14.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A 14-year-old freshman intended to shoot her stepbrother and herself when she brought a handgun to a Texas high school last week, police say.
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