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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents 23.4.2014 NPR News
One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.
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L.A. County leaders consider reforms of child services 23.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Rape charges added in Missouri girl's death 22.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is now facing rape and sodomy charges.
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'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance' 22.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Last week, Stephanie George, a single mother of two, changed out of her prison khakis and into a white blouse and white slacks, then stepped outside the gates of the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Fla. After spending 17 years behind bars for a minor role in a drug-dealing operation, she was headed home to Pensacola. At an emotional gathering at her sister’s house later that day, George’s family sat around a table laden with turkey, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese -- a Thanksgiving dinner three days before Easter. Until then, George was one of thousands of Americans serving life without parole for a nonviolent drug offense. When she was 25, police found a half-kilogram of cocaine that the father of one of her children had stashed in her attic. Although George denied knowing anything about the drugs, six admitted drug dealers testified that she'd been paid to keep the drugs hidden. They received reduced sentences in exchange for their cooperation with prosecutors. At George's ...
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This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case 22.4.2014 Mother Jones
When people recount their alcohol consumption after a night on the town, or even a serious bender, they usually think about it in terms of drinks. Very rarely do they calibrate their intake in quarts. So most of us don't have a good sense of just how much a quart of vodka is—a bit more than 21 shots, as it turns out. That's the amount of alcohol lawyer Andy Prince consumed every night during the death penalty trial of his client, Robert Wayne Holsey, a low-functioning man with a tortured past who now stands on the brink of execution in Georgia. When a person drinks that heavily, there's bound to be collateral damage—and for Prince and his clients the damage was profound. Once a skilled lawyer, Prince already had dug himself a very deep hole by the time Holsey went to trial in February 1997. But the signs of his downward spiral were clear 14 months earlier, back in December 1995, when a Baldwin County judge first assigned him the case. Prince had recently defaulted on a $20,000 promissory note, and Bell ...
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Willmar: Attorney files for change of trial venue in grandmother's murder 22.4.2014 Twincities.com: News

WILLMAR, Minn. -- As he had previously indicated, the defense attorney for Robert Warwick has filed a motion seeking a change of venue, to move the teenager's first-degree murder trial away from Kandiyohi County, where his grandmother was killed last summer.

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More Than 40 People Were Shot In Chicago Over Easter Weekend And The Feds Are Stepping In 22.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The feds are stepping into Chicago's seemingly intractable gun violence problem. A newly-formed prosecutorial unit called the Violent Crimes section will focus solely on how federal statutes can be used to stem the city's bloody gun crime epidemic, the U.S Attorney's Office in Chicago announced Monday . The unit began operations April 1. The announcement comes less than a day after five children were shot at a South Side park on Easter Sunday. The children, who were between 11 and 15 years old, were among the more than 40 people wounded by Chicago gun violence over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports. Eight people died , the Associated Press reports. Randall Samborn, a spokesman for local U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon, told the Tribune the 16-member Violent Crimes unit will use a combination of drug and gun statutes along with extortion and money laundering laws to go after "criminal crews" that commit shootings and other acts of violence. As Chicago's former Assistant U.S. Attorney Laurie Levenson ...
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Ex-cop: Nostalgia locked me up for life 22.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
"Nostalgia" and flimsy evidence led to guilty verdicts in the nation's oldest cold case ever solved, according to the man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and murdering a neighbor's child in 1957.
Abused by Military Justice 21.4.2014 Yahoo: Politics

Abused by Military JusticeOver a year ago, a civilian woman accused her Marine ex-husband of beating and raping her. She’s still waiting for the incidents to be fully investigated.


Autistic Md. boy says he wants to resume relationship with girls accused of abusing him 21.4.2014 Washington Post
He grew frightened when his schoolmate put the knife to his throat, while his 15-year-old girlfriend shot video with her cellphone. “I thought she was going to cut me. I was like, ‘Please stop,’ ” said the 16-year-old autistic boy, whose alleged abuse by two girls from his Southern Maryland high school made headlines around the world. The case triggered outrage in the teens’ rural community and consternation among advocates for children with ...
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Anoka homeless center offers young people hope, resources 21.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The drop-in facility, which opened last March, has already seen a large number of visits from those seeking services.
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Anoka County homeless center offers hope to young people 21.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
The drop-in facility, which opened last March, has already seen a large number of visits from those seeking services.
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Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families 21.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Intellectuals fretting about income disparity are oddly silent regarding the decline of the two-parent family.
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What Happens When Your Spouse Comes Out: 6 Unrealistic Expectations 20.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com When a spouse comes out, a lot of stuff hits the fan. Yet, does that give the jilted spouse a license to be unrealistic? I realize I'm about to stir up some controversy. Please realize, I'm on both spouses' side when it comes to, well "coming out." No it's not pretty when a spouse has lived a dual life, and then comes out of the closet. Nor is it any more honest, when a spouse says, "I've found some one else." Sexual orientation doesn't really have that much to do with why a relationship goes awry, yet it creates much more controversy than a relationship torn apart by infidelity or irreconcilable differences. And why is that? It seems that most people looking from the outside in believe there must have been some magical backbone to just say, "I'm gay and I'm not going to pretend." Maybe now, in 2014, that may be more common, but I'm refereeing to people to those of us who grew up in the '40s – '80s. It was a completely different world, so back off and ask yourself, "If ...
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In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates 20.4.2014 AP Top News
BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) -- The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other....
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Misdiagnosed Bipolar: One girl's struggle through psych wards before Stanford doctors make bold diagnosis and treatment 20.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, the next her mother says 'she was psychotic and mentally retarded.' It took 10 months misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder before two Stanford doctors determined she had a misunderstood and little-known condition called PANS that was likely caused by some kind of infection that sent her immune system attacking her brain.
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Editorial: Pr. William’s schools plead poverty in failing to offer pre-K to disadvantaged students 19.4.2014 Washington Post
Editorial: Pr. William’s schools plead poverty in failing to offer pre-K to disadvantaged students
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Deputies: Florida man suffocated crying son so he could play Xbox 18.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 24-year-old Homosassa, Florida, man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office ...
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APNewsBreak: Connecticut woman left vengeful note before killing 2 young grandsons and herself 18.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder 18.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
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