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At Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, 26 people including 20 6-and-7-year-old children, were murdered. But we don't care. I say we don't care because if we did care, we would do something about these massacres to make certain they stop. In 1996, a gunman opened fire at a tourist attraction ...
WASHINGTON -- education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump Administration's focus on expanding school choice -- alternatives to traditional public ...

"As (the) father of a Kent State student as a graduate of Kent State University and as an American I demand immediate action against the Hitler youth ... "Thank God that someone is thinking about and doing something to bring (the) United States back to a decent place to live, even one little place like Kent.
Much more than just a loss of attractiveness, a facial defect affects every aspect of daily life, because faces are so important to us as social beings. And yet, despite significant challenges, children with facial difference tend to score better on perceptions of body image than their "normal" counterparts.
There's an exploding epidemic of child pornography in Colorado and across the nation. And parents can be completely unaware their children are at risk, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation finds. That's what happened to "Beth." The horrifying revelation started the day she came home from work and ...

Now on the road to recovery, David and Louise Turpin's seven adult children are turning to music to help them heal. They've been .... Denver, an artist who exuded an aura of sunshiny American wholesomeness, co-wrote "Take Me Home, Country Roads" with Bill Danoff and his wife, Taffy Nivert Danoff.
(CNN) The California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive will appear in court Friday as donors from around the world have given ... The parents, who lived in Perris, have pleaded not guilty to 37 charges, including torture, false imprisonment, abuse of a dependent adult and child abuse.
"We're here because my daughter has no voice -- she was murdered last week, and she was taken from us, shot nine times," said Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of the 17 killed in Parkland. "How many schools, how many children have to get shot? It stops here, with this administration ...
Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky: Remember these names, and all the others. They stand on the front line of what I hope will be a major moment in America - the moment our kids finally called us to account. In the days since a former student murdered 17 people at the school, using an AR-15 ...
Decisions concerning the welfare of three children belonging to a woman whose first three children were drowned in 2003 have been placed in the hands ... was convicted of child endangerment and served five years in prison for watching then-boyfriend Maurice LaGrone Jr. drown her three children from ...
The more I think about needing to depend on our children to be the moral, intelligent, articulate, adult, passionate, patriotic -- angry -- American citizens to lead us out of these insane, bloody AR-15 times, the more the Republican-controlled House/Senate and Republican president make my blood boil.
Deon, a fictional engineer in the 2015 sci-fi film Chappie, wants to create a machine that can think and feel. To this end, he writes an artificial-intelligence program that can learn like a child. Deon's test subject, Chappie, starts off with a relatively blank mental slate. By simply observing and experimenting with his ...
Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian .... U.S. Border Patrol agents look for immigrants crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States. (John Moore / Getty Images).
Trump declares that more must be done to protect America's children, asks Justice Department to seek ban on rapid-fire bump stocks. Feb. 21, 2018, at 1:13 a.m. ... House officials "haven't closed the door on any front." She also said that the idea of raising the age limit to buy an AR-15 was "on the table for us to discuss.".
In our cover story, "Self-Taught robots," journalist Diana Kwon explores how programming algorithms to learn like children is both transforming robotics and providing some insights into child development. Read on to see what robotic "children" are teaching us adults. It's common to think of backup files for your laptop, but ...

The journal Pediatrics reported last June that gunfire, each week, kills an average of 25 children ages 17 and under. A 2016 study in The American Journal of Medicine calculated that among two dozen of the world's wealthiest nations, this country alone accounted for 91 percent of firearms deaths among ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions.
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An African-American "read in" helped children learn the importance of self-identity Friday. "I am a cheerleader," said Devyn Jones, a first grader at Brooks Quinn Jones. It's the current goal for Jones. The precocious first grader and her classmates drew futuristic self-portraits under the encouragement by ...
Bullet Blocker, another website that sells bulletproof backpacks "Proudly manufactured in the United States of America," offers the backpacks at a hefty price, with backpacks starting at $225 and going up to $490. But according to the president of the company, Joe Curran, the price hasn't stopped hundreds ...
Creating separate seating for children would reduce the stress some parents feel when sitting next to passengers traveling without children. Still, it's unlikely that child-free seating will be introduced on a US airline anytime soon. The status quo isn't perfect, but it's easier to keep a controversial system than to adopt a new ...
This question should haunt us: Why are we the only country where this happens over and over and over again? There are mentally unstable and deranged people in every corner of the earth. But these scenes are the nightmares of American children. Along with our heartbreak and unspeakable anger, we ...
We are deeply grateful to President Trump and the men and women of the F.B.I., the United States military and our allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces ... our brave Jim, Steven, Peter and Kayla, let us treat their captors with the justice and humanity we would have wanted for our children and for ourselves.
At least two people have been convicted in connection with that case, in which authorities say hundreds of children in the district were abused. Nearly 10 cases of child abuse a day are reported in Pakistan, according to Sahil, an organization that works on child protection. Zainab's case has triggered a ...
Deadly shootings in schools -- that is, the killing of children in sanctuaries of learning -- have become a distinctly American ritual, the rote responses as ... of events after Sandy Hook," said the former agent, Katherine W. Schweit, a co-author of a study of 160 active shooting incidents in the United States.
A U.S. Attorney's Office news release says former Jacksonville officer Michael Eugene Williams was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty last June to sex trafficking of a child. ... The investigation began after the sheriff's office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited children.
Democrat Says He Will Challenge veteran GOP US Rep. Chabot. Jan. 31, 2018. An Asian-American Democrat who scored a stunning upset in Hamilton County's 2016 election plans to take on a veteran Republican congressman.
Using the latest available data from the American Community Survey, NCCP researchers found that children make up around a quarter of the U.S. population, but ... NCCP's annual fact sheets on child poverty in the United States are available online at http://www.nccp.org/publications/fact_sheets.html.
He clearly enjoyed ad-libbing about the monstrousness of the MS-13 gang and the heroism of American law enforcement officers who fought them by ... Playing on the use of "DREAMers" to refer to the generation of immigrants who came to the US as children, most of whom are now in their 20s and 30s, ...
One of the best-received lines in President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address came during the president's call for Congress to take up immigration reform. Calling for an end to immigration policies like chain migration and the diversity visa lottery, the president said that as an elected official, his ...
In the past year, U.S. child marriage laws have generated a lot of attention--mostly because they still allow minors to marry at alarming rates, even as other ... herself a survivor of child marriage, has been instrumental in efforts to bring this issue to light and remove legislative loopholes that have children as ...
She is one of about 10,000 Americans serving life sentences for offenses committed as a child, meaning under the age of eighteen. Of them, approximately 2,500 ... The United States is the only country in the world that sentences people to die in prison for offenses committed as children. The U.S. has been ...
"Messenger Kids is a messaging app that helps parents and children to chat in a safer way, with parents always in control of their child's contacts and interactions," the company said in a statement to ABC News. "Since we launched in December we've heard from parents around the country that Messenger ...
Disgraced former "Glee" star Mark Salling, who faced up to seven years in prison for child pornography possession, was found dead Tuesday and police ... Salling was arrested at his Los Angeles home in December 2015 by police acting on a tip that he had pornographic images of children on his Apple ...
And maybe, just maybe, children, as an extension of ourselves, can make us think more about the next generation and the world we are leaving for them. ... Although our results show that people may not naturally become more concerned about the environment after having a new child, it must be said that ...
Authorities say three people are dead, including two young children, following a multi-vehicle crash in southern Illinois. Jan. 12, 2018 ... state police say 23-year-old Rachel E. Killian of Marion was on northbound U.S. highway 45 in Massac County on Thursday when she went off the right side of the road.
Lawsuit Claims Idaho school Failed to Protect child. A recently filed lawsuit claims a former staffer at a southwestern Idaho school sexually assaulted a child while other office employees did nothing to stop the behavior. Jan. 12, 2018, at 11:33 a.m.. Lawsuit Claims Idaho School Failed to Protect Child ...
Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing child abuse, neglect and child deaths. ... Of the 14 child deaths reported to the Child and Family Ombudsman between mid-December 2016 and mid-December 2017, 10 involved children under the age of 1, department officials ...
... 15 counts of child molestation on Nov.25,1992. Brewster was convicted of the charges although he was not present at the trial, according to a news release. He managed a Tucson-area day care in the 1990s and was convicted of molesting toddler aged children within the business. U.S. Marshals believe ...
Connecticut health officials wrote to tell her that funding for Husky B, the state's name for its children's health insurance Program, would soon run out, and the ... The researchers also highlighted research that suggests CHIP and Medicaid coverage decreases child mortality rates in the United States.
Portman's bill describes, allowed website operators (most prominently, Backpage ) to facilitate the sale of sex with victims of sex trafficking. In many of these cases, the victims are children. The frequency of child sex abuse is a true epidemic. Since at least 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice has reported ...
A new study of 20 of the world's richest countries found it's dangerous to be born into the United States. ... In fact, a child born in the U.S. is 76 percent more likely to die before their first birthday than infants born in other wealthy countries, and children who survive infancy have a 57 percent greater risk of ...
If you want to be an American inventor, you'll need two things: to excel at math and science, and to have a rich family. Five Economists tracked over 1 million Inventors from birth, and discovered several startling things. children of parents from the top 1% of income are 10 times more likely to file a patent ...
Indiana child Molestation Suspect Nabbed in Alabama ... (AP) -- A man wanted on child molestation charges in Indiana has been arrested in Alabama. ... Authorities later discovered that Jenkins is wanted in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, on felony charges of molesting, fondling or touching a child and ...
TOM LAMPRECHT: Harry, John Stonestreet recently addressed the fact that America is shrinking. He said, "I don't mean we're getting shorter." What he was referring to is the latest official estimates taken from two years of data that puts the U.S. fertility rate at 1.84 percent. In other words, the average ...
The United States and Russia have led airstrikes resulting in the deaths of many Syrian civilians and Muslim children in the past few months. As retaliation, an Islamic State-affiliated group in Syria called for attacks on U.S. children. GettyImages-894246086 children in Syria have been used as weapons ...
Eric Holcomb is calling for a "complete assessment" of Indiana's child welfare agency, which has seen caseloads skyrocket amid the nationwide opioid ... Mary Beth Bonaventura accused Holcomb's administration of cutting services and making management changes that "all but ensure children will die.".
In the US, sports from football (soccer in the US) to basketball and baseball to volleyball have seen a sharp decline in the number of children playing on a regular ... She said the system overlooked "the disadvantaged because of an arrogant belief that the United States possesses the world's best Athletes, ...


 

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