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Testimony begins in murder trial of 13-year-old Michigan boy 1.9.2015 Yahoo: US National
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Testimony has started in the trial of a 13-year-old boy charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old boy on a playground in western Michigan.
Congolese warlord 'keen to prove innocence at war crimes trial' 1.9.2015 World
Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda will seek to prove his innocence at his impending war crimes trial before the International Criminal Court, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The former leader of rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who turned himself in in 2013, will face 18 charges including the rape of child soldiers by his rebel army, when his highly-anticipated trial opens in The Hague-based court on Wednesday. "Mr Ntaganda maintains his innocence in respect of every charge laid against ...
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The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence 1.9.2015 Yahoo: US National
BALTIMORE (AP) — It has been a bloody summer in cities across the country. Milwaukee surpassed its 2014 homicide total by mid-July. The nation's capital reached that milestone last ...
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Man extradited from Mexico to be arraigned for Bellevue rape 1.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
A man who Bellevue police said who fled to Mexico to avoid facing child rape charges has been extradited from Mexico.
Man extradited from Mexico to be arraigned for Bellevue rape 1.9.2015 AP Washington
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- Bellevue police say a 32-year-old man who fled to Mexico to avoid facing child rape charges has been extradited from Mexico. Victor Cerda is to be arraigned Tuesday in King County Superior Court....
Mom who drove 3 kids into ocean granted conditional release 1.9.2015 Yahoo: US National
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Daytona Beach surf last year is being moved from a state psychiatric center to a South Florida medical center as part of a conditional release.
The Problem With Poverty Statistics 1.9.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
After years of being swept under the rug, poverty is once again "above the fold." Journalists, politicians and academics are discussing the topic from every possible angle. A new study seems to come out every other week, not to mention the occasional bestselling book. Some have claimed that the War on Poverty has essentially been won -- setting off a skirmish over numbers, definitions, expectations and assumptions. All of this discussion is infinitely better than the deafening silence we used to hear on the subject of poverty, but it can be hard to separate the signal from the noise. My organization, Communities In Schools , has worked for nearly 40 years at the intersection of poverty and education, so we try to stay on top of the trends -- a task that has become much more difficult lately. Consider a few of the most recent twists and turns in the meta-narrative: First, we're not even sure how to count poverty. The government's official measure is increasingly suspect because it doesn't adjust for ...
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Attacks on Reproductive Justice Are Attacks on Women of Color 31.8.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In 1974, the year after Roe v. Wade secured the constitutional right to an abortion, I found myself pregnant. I was fourteen years old. My mother, who was 28 and struggling to care for six children, told me, "God did not intend for your life to be like mine." Roe meant that we did not have to consult with a politician or with a medical board of white men. It also meant we didn’t have to put my life at risk at the hands of an unregulated, unsafe provider. The choice to have a safe, legal abortion, in consultation with my mother and with God, was sacred to me then and now. Because of my experience and those of others I know, I continue to be appalled at the use of old anti-choice movement rhetoric. Last month, I shook my head with great disappointment when Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said that the “whole purpose” of Planned Parenthood is to “eliminate Black people.” Even more recently he said on Fox News that the organization exists to “control” the Black population. Really? Planned ...
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Jury selection to start in murder trial of 13-year-old boy 31.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to start in the trial of a 13-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.
The Great Unraveling 31.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub 31.8.2015 Terrorism
An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said. Mireya Lopez, 22, was taken into custody at the suburban residence west of Phoenix facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, police said. "She was very open and honest with our investigators that she did it," said Sergeant Brandon Busse, an Avondale, Arizona, police spokesman.
ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start 31.8.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army. The once-feared rebel commander with a flair for pencil moustaches, cowboy hats and fine dining, faces 13 counts of war crimes and five of crimes against humanity. Presiding Judge Robert Fremr will open proceedings against Rwandan-born Ntaganda at 0730 GMT at the court's Hague-based ...
Hungry for Justice: Chicago Residents Go on Hunger Strike for Education 30.8.2015 Truthout.com
(Photo: Sarah Jane Rhee) Why is there a hunger strike generating headlines on the South side of Chicago? Why are parents and community members starving themselves to the point of collapse and being hospitalized? Why are bureaucrats unmoved by their plight - with some failing to so much as halt a meeting when an ailing community member is carried out on a stretcher? There's no explanation that anyone should be able to live with, but here's a brief breakdown, for anyone who doesn't understand: This is how it works in Chicago. A 23-year old white woman rides her bicycle to the Board of Education and asks for a green technology and global citizenship-themed school. The powers that be rubber stamp the proposal before you can blink. Today, the Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School steals space and resources from an existing neighborhood school like a growing cancer. This cancer is looking to spread onto nearby land, which once held a whole community of public housing - LeClaire Courts. It's now ...
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Where's the Missing Part, Naomi Klein? Ask Pope Francis and Mohammed Mesbahi 30.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina 30.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Mortar round hits posh area of Syria's capital, child killed 30.8.2015 World
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit an upscale central Damascus neighborhood, killing a child and wounding four people.
Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge 30.8.2015 AP Top News
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property....
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Myanmar's backsliding leads to doubt about U.S. diplomacy strategy 30.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Teen charged with pushing Texas boy into pond in drowning 30.8.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home.
State memos showed child-labor concerns for WHL youth hockey 30.8.2015 Seattle Times: Politics
A complaint lodged with L&I in 2013 asserted that league players, mostly ages 16-20, are employees of the for-profit teams who deserve benefits they don’t currently receive, such as minimum-wage and child-labor protections.
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