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Do these satirical book covers go too far? 4.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Are the images satire or bigotry? Could they be both?
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Finding America’s Mother Teresa 4.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

By force of will, Annette Dove creates opportunities for kids who have none — and reminds us that whatever happens in Washington, there are miracle workers at the grass roots.
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Teenager arrested, charged in classmate’s decapitation 4.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of his 16-year-old classmate whose headless body was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said Mathew Borges was arrested Saturday morning. The decapitated body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was […]
How and why Boko Haram targets teachers and schools in Nigeria 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. 

At the top of Boko Haram’s kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group’s flat-Earth ideology.

The...

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Turning kindergarten into a kindergrind won't make kids love to read 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The article implies that high standards will lead to hard work and real achievement. But there is no evidence that tougher standards lead to more learning, and no evidence showing that the Common Core standards are better at preparing children for college and career than other standards...

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For 11 years, he'd never felt like he'd been targeted for the way he looked. Donald Trump's victory changed that 3.12.2016 LA Times: Nation

Janeth Calderon flipped on the kitchen light and the windows burned bright in the pre-dawn blackness. Next she slayed the quiet, turning on a radio that filled the room with traditional Mexican music. A few pots and pans clattered as she began making breakfast for her four children.

Mario was up...

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In Nigeria, schoolboys turned killers and came after their ex-teachers and students 3.12.2016 L.A. Times - World News

The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. 

At the top of Boko Haram’s kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group’s flat-Earth ideology.

The...

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Teenager with rare genetic disorder shoots and scores 3.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Tristan Willmott is not your typical high school basketball standout. At 3'5", it's not the sophomore's ball-handling skills that make him sparkle, it's his height.
The increasingly popular way to aid the needy in war-torn nations: Give cash 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Donations of food, tents and blankets have always been a staple of international aid, the feel-good solution that everyone could take part in to help stem the tide of international misery.

But for years, the lesser-known story of those donations has been how often they fail to help.  After the...

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Preventing youths from becoming radicalized 3.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
CNN's Natalie Allen discusses the Brussels attacks with Roberta Bonazzi the executive director at the European Foundation for Democracy.
3 charged with murder in shooting of 4-year-old Houston girl 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HOUSTON (AP) — Three teenagers have been charged with capital murder, accused of fatally shooting a 4-year-old Houston-area girl while they tried to rob her mother as the family unloaded groceries in the parking lot of their apartment complex. Authorities say Ava Castillo, her mother and her 10-year-old sister had returned home on Nov. 14 […]
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State supreme court to hear families' appeal 3.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Connecticut's highest court will hear an appeal from the families of nine victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre who brought a lawsuit against gunmaker Remington.
DAPL CEO's music festival under fire 3.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The billionaire CEO building the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to hold a music festival bearing the name Cherokee, a Native American tribe. But there's a problem: Some artists are refusing to perform.
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Bremerton ban accused of attempted child rape after sting 2.12.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Bremerton man has been accused of seeking to have sex with a young child during a police sting operating....
A Sweeping Reform Of The Foster Care System Is Within Reach But Hanging By A Thread 2.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― Responding to an outcry from a sprawling network of group homes in North Carolina, Sen. Richard Burr (R) led a surprise rebellion this week against a sweeping reform of the child welfare system that had already passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous voice vote. For at least a decade, Burr’s fellow Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, has been working toward reforming foster care. The current federal funding system creates all the wrong incentives, child welfare advocates have long argued. It reimburses states only after kids are removed from neglectful homes instead of offering help to keep families together. The bill would have moved money away from group homes that warehouse children and directed funds toward preventing kids from being removed from their homes, by investing in the likes of drug treatment for a parent or family therapy.   Among the other reforms of the bill, called the  Families First Prevention Services Act of 2016 , funding for group homes would be severely ...
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No Child Sleeps Outside: Order a burger, round up your bill, help homeless children 2.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

The family of Dick’s Drive-In founder Dick Spady is building upon his “Change for Charity” boxes, bringing in millions of dollars for Mary’s Place, just by asking people to round up.
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The year in pictures 2.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
"The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2016.
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Florida school bus crash: 2 adults, 4 children reported hurt 2.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two adults and four children have been hospitalized following a school bus crash in South Florida. Local news organizations are reporting the crash occurred Thursday afternoon. Hialeah police say a car ran a stop sign, forcing the driver of the private school bus to swerve and smash through a concrete […]
15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Allegedly Abusive Father Won't Face Life Sentence 2.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl accused of killing her  allegedly abusive father , no longer faces the prospect of life behind bars.  On Thursday, her lawyer Ian Friedman announced that her case will remain in juvenile court. If her case was transferred to adult court ― an option that was looming until the prosecutor decided to take it off the table ― Bresha faced a possible life sentence in prison. On July 28, police say Bresha  picked up her father’s gun  and shot him in the head, killing the man who she said brutally beat her mother and terrorized her family for years.  She’s been held in a juvenile detention center in Warren, Ohio, ever since, charged with aggravated murder. She pleaded “not true,” which in juvenile court is equivalent to a not guilty plea. “I am obviously thrilled with the decision by the prosecutor to keep Bresha’s case in the juvenile court,” Friedman told The Huffington Post. “This doesn’t change our position that this was a self-defense scenario and we will press on with ...
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Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school 2.12.2016 AP National
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- Police said two fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their 15-year-old son in the hallway of a Utah junior high school Thursday after the teenager brought the family's shotgun and handgun to school, discharging at least one round without injuring anyone....
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