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Baltimore’s youths can be more successful than their parents 30.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Calling them “thugs” distorts what these young people are like. Their potential is significant and real.
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Ogden father ordered to stand trial in death of newborn son 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Ogden • Kyson Cleary lived for only two weeks of life before he suffered “devastatingly severe” head injuries likely caused by a caretaker, a Primary Children’s Hospital doctor testified Friday. “These are the worst injuries I’ve ever seen in an infant this age,” Antoinette Laskey testified. “Ever.” Laskey’s testimony came during a preliminary hearing for the infant’s father, 21-year-old Krystopher Mikehal Cleary, who is facing a charge of first-degree felony murder in Kyson Cleary’s December 20...
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Man suspected of slaying pregnant woman allegedly didn’t want to care for child 29.4.2016 Washington Post
Man suspected of slaying pregnant woman allegedly didn’t want to care for child
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Council hearing addresses teen homelessness 29.4.2016 Philly.com News
When Joseph Hill Coles was 17, he sold drugs for food, slept in LOVE Park, and withstood the indignities of adult homeless shelters.
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Erika Rocha's Suicide Underscores the Damage That Prison Is Wreaking on Youth 28.4.2016 Truthout.com
Erika Rocha was a 35-year-old woman incarcerated at a California women's prison. She was only 14 when she was charged and convicted as an adult in Los Angeles County. Rocha took actions to end her life, but the criminal punishment system killed her. Don't trust the corporate media? Neither do we. Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and support accurate, independent journalism. Erika Rocha, 35, who committed suicide in her California Institution for Women jail cell on April 14, 2016. (Photo: courtesy of Colby Lenz)Erika Rocha was a 35-year-old Latina woman incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona. She was found hanging in her cell on April 14, 2016, after 21 years of incarceration. Erika was only 14 years old when she was charged and convicted as an adult in Los Angeles County. I visited Erika in prison as a volunteer legal advocate with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners . She told me about the abuses she suffered at the hands of the State of California since she ...
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Austria toughens up on migrants 28.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Austria has passed controversial new laws restricting the right of asylum that would allow authorities to turn away most migrants at the border if a state of emergency is invoked.
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Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria's Aleppo city 28.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Beirut • A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria’s devastating civil war, with a cease-fire that has collapsed and peace talks in Geneva stalled. At least 27 people died as a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee for the Red Cross and nearby buildings were hit overnight in t...
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Taking Page from Israel War Tactics, US Military Employs Controversial 'Roof Knocking' 28.4.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Andrea Germanos, staff writer

An Israeli tactic deemed "ineffective" at preventing civilian causalities by a United Nations commission has now been adopted by the United States in its fight against ISIS, according to a U.S. military official.

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Landscapes Of Murder 28.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Name: Harris, Dominique Location: 1900 Baker St. On Dec. 28, 2015, a few blocks from where Freddie Gray was arrested, 22-year-old Dominique Harris was gunned down in the middle of Baker Street’s 1900 block around 4:25 p.m.   Dominique, shot multiple times, was the day’s second homicide. He was also Baltimore’s 341st last year. In 2015, 344 Baltimoreans were murdered -- the deadliest year on record for Charm City since 1993, when 353 people were killed . The homicide rate is roughly 55 per 100,000 residents, which is quite jarring for a city that is now home to just over 621,000 . Outside of the city, however, no one knows Dominique’s name -- and Wil Sands , a writer and photojournalist with Fractures, a small collective of journalists, is aiming to change that. After 25-year-old Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury in police custody last April, Sands traveled to Baltimore to cover the protests and riots that followed his death. He observed that most media outlets were doing “parachute journalism,” ...
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How did Shia LaBeouf go from being a beloved child star to being so hated that a man assaulted a stranger for looking like him? 28.4.2016 Washington Post
How did Shia LaBeouf go from being a beloved child star to being so hated that a man assaulted a stranger for looking like him?
How to save children and families from becoming homeless 28.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The best results come when case managers have the power to ask, “What is it you need right now to avoid becoming homeless?”
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Mother fatally shot by toddler who found gun in car, sheriff's office says 27.4.2016 Washington Post
Mother fatally shot by toddler who found gun in car, sheriff's office says
Game of Crones: In praise of the older women of HBO's fantasy epic 27.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Game of Crones: In praise of the older women of HBO's fantasy epic
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One Step Away: Helping homeless through art 27.4.2016 Philly.com News
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ISIS Sex Slave Trade in Gaziantep, Turkey 27.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ISIS has been generating millions of dollars through the sale of women and children abducted from the regions it has conquered. While the Yazidi slave trade is well publicized in the West, we also chillingly learned through our ISIS Defectors Interview Project , that ISIS has not only enslaved Yazidi women (who they claim as devil worshippers), but also women who were the wives and daughters of its so-called enemies--most of them Sunni Muslims. Enslaving Sunni women directly contradicts their own fatwa on who can be enslaved, but ISIS is not known for being internally consistent in any case. One of our Syrian informants, a former guard and now defector, recently went into great detail about his work guarding hundreds of Yazidi and Sunni women doomed for systematic rape. Our forthcoming book (ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of Confronting the Caliphate, Advances Press, 2016) provides a more detailed account of those interviews. This week news broke in Turkey about a legal case resulting from Northern ...
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Five Denver homeless programs to receive federal funds 26.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver is receiving a sizable federal grant to provide housing for 64 people who are homeless and living with special needs, the city announced ...
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Syrians Who Fled Terror Back Home Now Face ISIS Rockets In A Country The EU Deems 'Safe' 26.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
KILIS, Turkey -- As extremists who call themselves the Islamic State readied their readied their rocket launcher and eyed this Turkish city of Kilis just across Syria’s border, they had no way of knowing what exactly the rockets would hit. Perhaps they wanted to inflict terror on Turkey, a NATO member battling the hardline fighters in both Iraq and Syria. Or perhaps they hoped to kill anyone opposed to their violent, warped version of Islam, like the many Syrians who refused to pledge allegiance to ISIS and instead fled to Turkey. But on this particular afternoon of April 18, as one of the projectiles hurtled towards Kilis, a group of young school-aged Syrians, three of them siblings, played on a rooftop in the afternoon sunshine. A rocket would tear through that same rooftop just moments later. Four children -- Yasmin, 13, Tesnim, 12, Muhammed, 12, and Mutasem, 8 -- would die from wounds inflicted by that strike. “I feel as though every part of the world has taken a portion of our blood,” says Abdul ...
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Four consequences of a $15 minimum wage 25.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Exhaustive research over the past few decades suggests raising the minimum wage has little negative impact on overall employment. Problem is, most past wage hikes have been relatively modest, and there's no data to confidently predict what might happen following the kinds of increases now planned...
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Can more money fix America's schools? 25.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's one of the loudest debates in education: Whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.
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Can More Money Fix America's Schools? 25.4.2016 NPR News
It's one of the loudest debates in education: whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.
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