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Child Hunger Is Exploding In Greece – And 14 Signs That It Is Starting To Happen In America Too

Child Hunger Is Exploding In Greece – And 14 Signs That It Is Starting To Happen In America Too | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The world is heading into a horrific economic nightmare, and an inordinate amount of the suffering is going to fall on innocent children.  If you want to get an idea of what America is going to look like in the not too distant future, just check...
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How Does Your State Rank for Children's Well-Being?

How Does Your State Rank for Children's Well-Being? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
New report details good news and bad news, depending on where you live.
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Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons | up2-21 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night for years with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.
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An alternative diagnosis to ADHD: Schoolchildren need more time to move

An alternative diagnosis to ADHD: Schoolchildren need more time to move | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Recess times need to be extended, and kids should be playing outside as soon as they get home from school. Twenty minutes of movement a day is not enough.
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Bradford paedophile ‘has information on Westminster child abuse’

Bradford paedophile ‘has information on Westminster child abuse’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A CONVICTED paedophile in West Yorkshire had his sentencing adjourned because he claims to have information on child abuse allegedly being covered up in Westminster in the 1970s.

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Report: More Parents Hiring Drug-Sniffing Dogs To Find Kids’ Pot

Report: More Parents Hiring Drug-Sniffing Dogs To Find Kids’ Pot | up2-21 | Scoop.it
According to a report by NPR, a growing number of parents are hiring drug-sniffing dogs to search their teens’ bedrooms and find out if they are using illegal substances, leading to a rise in private businesses that train and rent out detection dogs...
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Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa

Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said Monday.
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Florida teen returns home after beating at hands of Israeli police

Florida teen returns home after beating at hands of Israeli police | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Indigent Defense Spending Stalled

Indigent Defense Spending Stalled | up2-21 | Scoop.it
State government spending on indigent defense steadily dropped from 2008 through 2012, according to a new report by Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The report provides a state-by-state breakdown of indigent defense expenditures and legislation, between 2008 and 2012.

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Mexico: Nearly 500 Children Held as Sex Slaves

Mexico: Nearly 500 Children Held as Sex Slaves | up2-21 | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (AP) –  Federal and state police officers raided a group home Tuesday in the western state of Michoacan and rescued 458 children who were forced to beg for money and suffered sexual abu...
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Police: Mom, Grandparents Nearly Starved Boy, 7

Police: Mom, Grandparents Nearly Starved Boy, 7 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and other offenses Child welfare workers, responding to a complaint,...
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Prison roof in Texas collapses, 20 inmates injured

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 20 inmates injured | up2-21 | Scoop.it
DIBOLL, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 — 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals.
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“Cops And Kids” Gives Children Up-Close View Of Law Enforcement - CBS Local

“Cops And Kids” Gives Children Up-Close View Of Law Enforcement - CBS Local | up2-21 | Scoop.it
CBS Local “Cops And Kids” Gives Children Up-Close View Of Law Enforcement CBS Local PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A fire truck rolls into a parking lot on the CCAC Allegheny campus, to join police officers and North Side youngsters in a summer camp called...

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North Carolina Middle School Principal Rapes Student While Parents Wait Outside His Office (Updated)

North Carolina Middle School Principal Rapes Student While Parents Wait Outside His Office (Updated) | up2-21 | Scoop.it
commentary by Patrick H. Moore As parents we all know that we’ve got to protect our children from the ubiquitous molester. What makes that tricky is the fact the molester could be hiding out in plain sight nearly anywhere. He could be the boy scout leader. He could be your priest or minister. He could…

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Israel’s Brutal War on Palestinian Children

Israel’s Brutal War on Palestinian Children | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Children in Gaza have been consistently targeted by Israeli forces.
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Wisconsin rethinks its use of solitary confinement : Wsj

Wisconsin rethinks its use of solitary confinement : Wsj | up2-21 | Scoop.it
At Waupun Correctional Institution in 2012, one inmate being transferred to the state prison’s segregation unit, commonly known as solitary confinement, was pepper-sprayed three times and shocked with a stun
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FGM: A child abuse 'out of the ordinary'

FGM: A child abuse 'out of the ordinary' | up2-21 | Scoop.it
  The one-day Girl Summit in London is discussing ways to end female genital mutilation and forced marriage London is hosting an international summit to discuss putting a stop to female genita...

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Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.
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Wave of migrant children threatens to ‘implode’ U.S. immigration courts, judge warns

Wave of migrant children threatens to ‘implode’ U.S. immigration courts, judge warns | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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5 Giant Un-American Corporations Trying to Bolt U.S. to Avoid Taxes

5 Giant Un-American Corporations Trying to Bolt U.S. to Avoid Taxes | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Walgreens and Medtronic are among those renouncing or trying to renounce their U.S. corporate citizenship
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 These companies should be boycotted

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NewsOne Minute: 11-Year-Old Helps Homeless With Proceeds From His Soap Business

NewsOne Minute: 11-Year-Old Helps Homeless With Proceeds From His Soap Business | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Donovan is 11 years old and has an amazing talent for soap making. Now, he is starting his own business, and he is trying to help people in the process, donating to the same organization that helpe...
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New Teen Custody Rules Widen Feds' Oversight of Juvenile Justice

New Teen Custody Rules Widen Feds' Oversight of Juvenile Justice | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to impose new requirements on states for confining juveniles suspected of crimes. The rules could require state and local officials to spend significantly more money at a time when federal aid for juvenile justice is declining.

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Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say | up2-21 | Scoop.it
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.
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Nathan Crabbe writes about finding a smarter approach than just jailing children

Nathan Crabbe writes about finding a smarter approach than just jailing children | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's the smallest stories in The Sun that get Cheryl Kaplan the angriest.
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Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children's home in Mexico

Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children's home in Mexico | up2-21 | Scoop.it
ZAMORA Mexico (Reuters) - Children in a squalid home for abandoned and troubled kids run by a controversial mother figure in western Mexico said hunger and regular beatings drove them to offer sex for food and get high by sniffing paint.
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Arizona ruling: Courts must decide returns of kids - AZFamily

Arizona ruling: Courts must decide returns of kids - AZFamily | up2-21 | Scoop.it
AZFamily Arizona ruling: Courts must decide returns of kids AZFamily PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Supreme Court says juvenile courts cannot delegate to state officials the decision whether it's in a child's best interests to reunite children and...

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