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France sees escalating protests after accusations of police abuse 18.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The accusation that a baton-wielding police officer in France raped a 22-year-old man during a violent arrest matched what some residents call a familiar narrative: a young man suffers serious injuries at the hands of authorities.

In Theo Luhaka’s case, the injuries he incurred in the Paris suburb...

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In Sweden, 8 held in aggravated child porn case 17.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Swedish prosecutors say eight men have been detained on suspicion of being part of a child porn ring where they reportedly discussed sexual abuse and sadistic murder.
Five charged with murder in gang-related death of Gaithersburg teen 17.2.2017 Washington Post
Five charged with murder in gang-related death of Gaithersburg teen
L.A. County supervisors call for action on missed payments from child protection agency 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles County supervisors this week called for an inquiry into the “root cause” behind hundreds of missed payments from the county’s child protection agency to foster care parents, group home managers and others depending on public assistance.

The missed payments, first reported by The Times...

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No, it isn't 'undermining science' to say gender identity is influenced by culture 16.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: As a trained neuroscientist like Debra W. Soh, I was disappointed to read her “nature only” argument regarding gender that she spins as “science.” (“Are gender feminists and transgender activists undermining science?” Opinion, Feb. 10)

Soh argues that it is gender feminists who don’t...

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Can 12-year-old truly consent to sex? Question stalls bill 16.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Arguments about whether a child as young as 12 can truly consent to sex stalled a bill Thursday that seeks to reduce now-severe penalties for willing sex between teenagers. The Utah House Law Enforcement Committee voted to hold HB123 to attempt to work out problems. Its sponsor, Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, said under current law, for example, the only option for prosecuting a 12- and 13-year-old for having willing sex together is to charge both with felony charge of rape of a child — which w... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Beyonce is not the "Magical Negro Mammy" 16.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Just imagine Beyonce, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to "mother" Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening, says NPR commentator Denene Millner.
Inside a mom's months-long fight to get back her children 16.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
On an unseasonably warm January afternoon a case worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services approached a mid-century apartment complex in Pomona to perform one of the most emotionally charged tasks in public service. Flanked by police officers, she passed a cluster...
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Why do more L.A. County black children end up in foster care? Experts clash over the reason 16.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Black children account for eight out of 100 Los Angeles County children, yet they make up 28 out of 100 foster children, according to Department of Children and Family Services data.

The reason for that difference is a subject of dispute among child welfare professionals.

There are basically two...

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Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome 16.2.2017 NPR News
For decades, scientists suspected that the parasite responsible for river blindness might be causing a rare form of epilepsy. Now they have evidence.
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N.J. bill aims to ban marriage under age 18 16.2.2017 Philly.com News
“I was surprised that there was an issue, that we even allowed 14-year-olds to get married,” said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D., Mercer), one of the bill’s sponsors.
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Penn State ex-officials seek appeal as criminal trial nears 16.2.2017 Philly.com News
HARRISBURG (AP) - Three former Penn State administrators facing child endangerment charges for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal have asked a judge for permission to pursue an appeal, barely a month before their scheduled trial.
Beyonce Is Not The Magical Negro Mammy 16.2.2017 NPR News
Just imagine Beyonce, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to 'mother' Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening.
Penn State ex-officials seek appeal as criminal trial nears 16.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three former Penn State administrators facing child endangerment charges for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal have asked a judge for permission to pursue an appeal, barely a month before their scheduled trial. Penn State ex-President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley […]
'He’s dead. And soon I will be too’: Father accused of throwing 7-month-old son from bridge 15.2.2017 Washington Post
'He’s dead. And soon I will be too’: Father accused of throwing 7-month-old son from bridge
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Man pleads guilty in slayings of his 2 kids, 2 stepchildren 15.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — An ex-convict has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slayings of his two young children and two stepchildren at his suburban Detroit home. Gregory Green also pleaded guilty Wednesday to torture and assault in an attack on his wife. Green’s biological children, 5-year-old Koi Green and 4-year-old Kaleigh Green, […]
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'It's about time': Etan Patz's dad finds justice in verdict 15.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Nearly four decades after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished on the way to his school bus stop, a former convenience store clerk was convicted Tuesday of murder in a case that influenced American parenting and law enforcement.
Former clerk convicted of killing Etan Patz 38 years ago 15.2.2017 Philly.com News
NEW YORK (AP) - A former store clerk was convicted Tuesday of murder in one of the nation's most haunting missing-child cases, the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz on the way to the school bus stop 38 years ago.
An athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. Olympic officials stayed on sideline. 14.2.2017 Washington Post
An athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. Olympic officials stayed on sideline.
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Warren Buffett’s Best Investment 14.2.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on what impact his gift has had on the world. What follows is our answer to him. It’s a story about the stunning gains the poorest people in the world have made over the last 25 years. This incredible progress has been made possible not only by the generosity of Warren and other philanthropists, the charitable giving of individuals across the world, and the efforts of the poor on their own behalf—but also by the huge contributions made by donor nations, which account for the vast majority of global health and development funding. Our letter is being released amid dramatic political transitions in these countries, including new leadership in the United States and the United Kingdom. We hope this story will remind everyone why foreign aid should remain a priority—because by lifting up the ...
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