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Founder of Feed My Starving Children, Richard Proudfit, dies 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Richard Proudfit, the founder of Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that has delivered billions of nutritious meals to malnourished children worldwide, has died. He was 88.
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79 kidnapped Cameroon students freed, says church official 7.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday. Two of the staff remain in captivity.
Nearly 80 children abducted from a school in Cameroon 6.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The children were taken from a Presbyterian school near the northwestern city of Bamenda, which has been the center of a Anglophone separatist movement marked by violence since late 2016.
Women Bolster the Democrats’ Midwestern Prospects 31.10.2018 American Prospect
Meet Nicole Breadon. She’s 46, a lifelong resident of Clarkston, a town of fewer than 1,000 that’s become one of Detroit’s distant exurbs. Her husband Todd grew up in Clarkston, too. Breadon, a sous chef, left her job six years ago to spend more time with her two sons, both special needs children. She’s also an archetype of lasting change in Michigan Democratic politics. “I wasn’t politically active before Trump’s election, but afterwards I felt I had to fight,” Breadon says. “I was concerned that because of him—and especially Betsy DeVos—my children and other kids in the special education system wouldn’t receive the services they need.”  Paying careful attention to Trump’s post-election pronouncements and appointments, in mid-January, 2017 Breadon joined the North Oakland County Democratic Club.  Then, only a few days later, came an event that left a lasting impression on Breadon: the January 21 Women’s March. She took part in the March on the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, one of the many local offshoots ...
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Domestic abuse: Long lasting effects on women and their children 25.10.2018 News
Nationally, over 20 percent of women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Research has shown the effects can be lasting and devastating for women and their children.
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Hershey School house parents sue charity over religion, retaliation 19.10.2018 News
The Philadelphia federal suit is the latest action bringing attention to an apparent evangelical fervor at the free Milton Hershey School, the nation's richest private school.
Philly's SVU suddenly closed. Victims and advocates don't know when it will reopen | Ronnie Polaneczky 19.10.2018 News
The SVU's goal has been to help traumatized victims get through the hell of a sexual assault with as much efficiency, dignity, and humanity as possible. The closure has affected that.
Three Philly cops hurt trying to break up large after-school fight in Nicetown 17.10.2018 News
Fourteen juveniles were detained, cited, or arrested, police said.
DHS Kicks the Ladder from Under Immigrants Seeking Green Cards 16.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a huearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on October 10, 2018 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance or Medicare prescription drug subsidies could be barred from obtaining green cards or visa extensions under a proposed rule the Department of Homeland Security published in the Federal Register on October 10. Currently only those who use cash assistance or who require long-term institutional care at government expense are barred on public charge grounds. Immigrant-rights advocates, health-care providers, and local governments predict devastating results, especially in California and other states with large immigrant populations: Millions of people would go hungry or forego medical treatment for fear they ...
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Locking Up the Children 15.10.2018 American Prospect
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Casa Padre in Brownsville, Texas, is the largest child immigrant detention center in the U.S., housing youths aged 10 to 17.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  A child in detention tries to keep from dreaming of the outside world. Afuera. Outside. That place where kids his age are busy jumping in pools under the summer sun or laughing in air-conditioned movie theaters; the kinds of things he used to do with his mother and his sisters before they were separated, and that he hopes to do again once he’s released. But for the moment, afuera feels far off to Martín, who is still a teenager. And while dreaming of freedom provides a temporary escape from the loneliness of confinement, it can also be painful. Just as the shelter monitors circumscribe his actions, so too must Martín police his own thoughts. “In the shelter, it doesn’t feel good thinking about being outside,” says Martín. “It’s ...
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AP investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An Associated Press investigation identified holes in the system that allow state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families -- without notifying their parents.
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Mpls. woman faces felony charge after child shoots himself in the hand 6.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minneapolis woman is facing a felony child endangerment charge after a 4-year-old accidentally shot himself in the hand on Thursday.
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Jury convicts Chicago officer of 2nd-degree murder 6.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Graphic novelist's latest book tackles the cruelty of youth 5.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Home After Dark" is the story of Russell, a youngster who becomes isolated after his parents split and he moves to a rural community in northern California.
Where kids live determines whether they realize American Dream 3.10.2018 News
Although they both started at the same level of poverty, the child who comes of age in the less-poor community will make more money in life than the child who spends her life in the low-income area.
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After an incident with a toy gun, Philly police charged and locked up a 13-year-old. He says he's wrongly accused. 2.10.2018 News
A Grays Ferry boy spent nearly three days in custody and now faces criminal charges over what adult supporters are calling child's play with a toy gun, a case they say is tinged with racial overtones.
Have young men's attitudes toward sexual violence changed since Kavanaugh's youth? 27.9.2018 News
Sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have shone a spotlight on young men's attitudes toward sexual violence - and whether they've shifted at all in the three decades since the alleged assaults occurred. Research shows there are at least a few reasons to be optimistic, but old ideas don't die easily.
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N.J. street gangs are using younger teens, guns, and extreme violence, experts say 26.9.2018 News
Violent juvenile gangs across the state are more violent than ever with easy access to guns, expert say
Child poverty down? Don't believe it, experts say 22.9.2018 News
The people who spend their days fighting poverty say kids here are no better off than before, despite the U.S. Census Bureau's report.
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MN Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign ahead of MPR abuse allegations story 22.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republican state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday as MPR News prepared to publish detailed accusations from his daughter of inappropriate behavior toward her since childhood. Jim Knoblach says the accusations by his daughter are false.
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