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Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child 9.12.2017 News
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.
Ex-aide: Franks offered $5 million to carry his child 9.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The former staffer said the congressman asked at least four times if she'd be willing to act as a surrogate in exchange for money.
In a rare court challenge to its abortion ban, Brazil grapples with its own version of Roe vs. Wade 9.12.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Debate over abortion is nothing new in Latin America, where laws banning the procedure have driven millions of women to do it themselves or have it performed clandestinely.

But for five days last month, the controversy had a face in Brazil: Rebeca Mendes Silva Leite, the first woman in this staunchly...

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North Carolina steps in on child abuse cases involving sect 9.12.2017 AP Top News
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) -- In an unprecedented move, North Carolina's state child welfare agency will participate in reviewing every new allegation of abuse and neglect involving a controversial church that has been the focus of an Associated Press investigation exposing years of physical and emotional mistreatment of congregants, including children....
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Teen sentenced to youth corrections for murder of Denver chef 8.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
An Englewood teenager was sentenced Thursday to seven years in Department of Corrections’ youth offender system for the shooting death of a Denver chef.
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Light snow in Denver; slightly heavier amounts to west, south 8.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Light snow fell in parts of the metro area Thursday night, with slightly heavier amounts in parts of the southern and western suburbs.
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Iowa teen says mom refused to help sister before she starved 8.12.2017 AP National
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa teenager testified that his mother forced him and his two sisters to sleep on their bedroom floor in their own waste for months and that she refused to feed one sister in the days before she starved to death....
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Nothing protects black women from dying in pregnancy and childbirth 8.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care.
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Count the ways: How GOP tax plans would reward rich families 7.12.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Life may be about to get easier for people with rich parents. They can thank the Republicans' tax plans....
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Century student presents at Global Youth Institute 6.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Tien Lam, a senior at Century High School, was among 200 students from 27 states and territories and nine countries selected to attend the prestigious 24th Annual Global Youth Institute held, in DesMoines, Iowa, in October. During the conference, Lam presented a paper he wrote on the food crisis...

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Deputies raid compound in Southern Utah, find 2 boys, but 2 girls missing 5.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Family members of a Utah man, who moved from Highlands Ranch to Utah and then helped form a religious/survivalist cult, say they are worried about the safety of his four children after they say he told them he would kill the kids -- all under the age of 10 -- rather than let the government take custody of them.
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'We think there are many, many more': Florida 'cult leader' charged with murder of toddler 4.12.2017 Washington Post
'We think there are many, many more': Florida 'cult leader' charged with murder of toddler
Homeless man saw smoke coming from an apartment — then heard children scream 4.12.2017 Washington Post
Homeless man saw smoke coming from an apartment — then heard children scream
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UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt 4.12.2017 AP Top News
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis....
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Keeping US Education Segregated Is a Highly Profitable Business for Some 3.12.2017
The US has a long history of educating economically vulnerable children in completely different ways than children who are wealthy, says Noliwe Rooks, author of Cutting School. The racial and economic segregation of schools is actually a lucrative business for companies that create these separate and unequal educational experiments with taxpayer funds and very little oversight, she explains. Protesters demonstrate as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on "A Conversation On Empowering Parents" on September 28, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. DeVos was met by protesters both outside the venue and inside during her remarks. (Photo: Paul Marotta / Getty Images) Why are schools in the United States more segregated than they have been since the mid-20th century? In Cutting School, a book that Naomi Klein calls "astounding" and Bill Ayers calls "smart" and "wise," Noliwe Rooks delivers a timely indictment of the corporate takeover and dismantling of ...
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The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Dec. 3-10: Angel City Chorale, Pacific Opera Project and more 3.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Compiled by Matt Cooper

Angel City Chorale The ensemble presents its 24th annual holiday concert and sing-along. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m. $27-$75. (800) 838-3006.

Colburn Chamber Music Society Members of the LA Phil’s brass section play pieces...

A late push to expand child tax credits in the GOP bill got bipartisan support. It still failed. 3.12.2017 Washington Post
A late push to expand child tax credits in the GOP bill got bipartisan support. It still failed.
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Westminster police investigate apparent murder-suicide 3.12.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Westminster police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide that occurred sometime after 3:45 a.m. Saturday, when police say they first received a 911 call from a home near 85th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard.
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This Book Will Challenge Everything You Thought You Knew About Hate Crimes 2.12.2017 Mother Jones
It seemed to happen so suddenly. One minute Sasha Fleischman, an agender teen on their way home from high school, was dozing near the back of a city bus in Oakland, California. The next minute they were screaming, enveloped in a ball of white flames. The boy who put a lighter to Sasha’s gauzy white skirt, […]
207 juveniles caught for committing crimes in Chandigarh in 2016: NCRB 2.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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