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Nigeria: Catastrophic Malnutrition in Borno State 28.7.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

A major humanitarian operation is needed to save lives in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state, where more than 500,000 people are living in catastrophic conditions in villages and towns affected by the conflict between the military and Boko Haram, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, after finding extremely high levels of malnutrition in another town where MSF teams recently gained access.

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Medicaid Works: 10 Key Facts 27.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This is the next in our "Medicaid Works" blog series, which aims to inform the debate over Medicaid's future by providing the latest facts and figures on this essential and  popular  part of the nation's health care system. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income families and individuals, including children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.  Here are ten key facts about how Medicaid helps millions of Americans live healthier, more secure lives: Medicaid provided quality health coverage for  97 million low-income Americans over the course of 2015.  In any given month, Medicaid served 33 million children, 27 million adults (mostly in low-income working families), 6 million seniors, and 10 million persons with disabilities, according to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates. Medicaid has cut dramatically the number of Americans without health insurance.  Since the implementation of health reform's major coverage expansions in 2014, Medicaid and the new health ...
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Children stung by terror: Stop the hate 27.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
They are teenagers and young adults. Yet in their short lives they each have been touched by terror.
Bill Clinton's highly personal speech at the Democratic convention, annotated 27.7.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Insight and analysis from The Washington Post's reporters and editors.
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The Latest: Pope Francis departs for Poland 27.7.2016 Washington Post: World
The Latest on Pope Francis’ trip to Poland for World Youth Day events (all times local):
Bill Clinton's entire speech 27.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Former President Bill Clinton lent his support to his wife, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, on the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
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Mom beats daughter live on Facebook 27.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
"You wanna try me, right?"
Fact-checking the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention 27.7.2016 Washington Post
Fact-checking the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
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Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide 27.7.2016 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities found the bodies of a mother and her two children inside a home in suburban Phoenix in what could be a case of murder-suicide, authorities said Tuesday....
L.A. County will try to house 100 homeless youths in 100 days 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Homeless Services officials will attempt to place 100 homeless youths in safe and stable housing within 100 days, according to a new goal announced Tuesday. 

The goal is part of an initiative by A Way Home America, a national movement to combat homelessness among young people. Los Angeles...

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This badminton academy in a favela will give you hope for the Rio Olympics 27.7.2016 Washington Post
This badminton academy in a favela will give you hope for the Rio Olympics
Australia's "Abu Ghraib"-Like Torture of Jailed Children Captured in "Chilling" TV Footage 26.7.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

Footage from an ABC investigation revealed juvenile detention center guards in Australia's Northern Territory shackling, hooding, taunting, and teargassing detained children—as well as leaving them in solitary confinement for extended periods of time.

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Children stripped, assaulted, tear-gassed at detention center 26.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for a national investigation into allegations of abuse and torture at a juvenile detention center.
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Michelle Obama's stunning convention speech: 'When they go low, we go high' 26.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

With a graciousness that impressed critics and brought supporters to tears, Michelle Obama on Monday night gave a perfectly pitched convention speech that was a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton, a backhanded slap at Donald Trump, and a powerful reminder of the historic nature of her husband’s...

Could legal marijuana make L.A.'s homeless crisis even worse? 25.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Faced with an intractable and growing homeless crisis, two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors made a bold and largely unprecedented move: It approved a November ballot measure that would impose a 10% tax on gross receipts of medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana businesses,...

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When Play Is Criminalized: Racial Disparities in Childhood 25.7.2016 Truthout.com
Racial disparities in the way children are allowed to play denies many Black kids an important childhood right. (Photo: Stefano Brivio / Flickr ) Institutionalized racism in schools and implicit bias in public parks and playgrounds deny Black and Brown children the fundamental right to engage in free play, which can lead to lifelong inequities in health and human development, the literature shows. Racial disparities in the way children are allowed to play denies many Black kids an important childhood right. (Photo: Stefano Brivio / Flickr ) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! A significant segment of the child-age population in the United States is effectively denied one of the most important rights of childhood: free play. The trend away from unstructured play can have deleterious effects on the cognitive, social and emotional development of affected children. Because of ...
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UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war 25.7.2016 Washington Post: World
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says the number of children killed or wounded in the country’s conflict has surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year.
UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war 25.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says the number of children killed or wounded in the country’s conflict has surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year. UNAMA says in its midyear report, which was released on Monday, that one-third of casualties between January and […]
Years before truck rampage, Nice attacker wasn’t ‘living in the real world’ 25.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The attacker showed signs of verging psychosis and a hair-trigger propensity for violence, and has been described variously as a drinker, a wife beater, a drug-taker and a chronic womanizer.
A midnight airstrike killed a 2-day-old infant in Aleppo's Children's Hospital 25.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Government forces have stepped up bombardment of Aleppo, with hospitals coming under attack.
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