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KERA North Texas
Sentenced To Adulthood: Direct File Laws Bypass Juvenile Justice SystemThe moments inside a courtroom in Orlando in 2007 were quick and consequential
KERA North Texas / Posted yesterday
The moments inside a courtroom in Orlando in 2007 were quick and consequential for Marquis McKenzie. The 16-year-old stood handcuffed behind a lectern. A juvenile judge announced his charges, then apologized that he could no longer take up the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Sentenced To Adulthood: Direct File Laws Bypass Juvenile Justice SystemThe moments inside a courtroom in Orlando in 2007 were quick and consequential
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
The moments inside a courtroom in Orlando in 2007 were quick and consequential for Marquis McKenzie. The 16-year-old stood handcuffed behind a lectern. A juvenile judge announced his charges, then apologized that he could no longer take up the... Read more
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Miami New Times
Hundreds of Miami Sex Offenders Live in a Squalid Tent City Near HialeahMedina attributes the parlor's drop in customers to one problem. Less than a bl
Miami New Times / Posted 8 days ago
Medina attributes the parlor's drop in customers to one problem. Less than a block away, pitched along both sides of the road, are 28 camping tents. In them live scores of registered sex offenders. The encampment is the result of a 2005 county law —... Read more
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Miami New Times
Hundreds of Miami Sex Offenders Live in a Squalid Tent City Near HialeahThe encampment is the result of a 2005 county law — much stricter than a simila
Miami New Times / Posted 8 days ago
The encampment is the result of a 2005 county law — much stricter than a similar measure passed by the state ten years earlier — that imposes restrictions on where sexual offenders and predators may live. It eliminated many residential neighborhoods,... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Jailing Immigrants Means Money And Jobs For Poor Areas. Is This Deal Humane?Inside his cell in the Yuba County Jail, Rafael was vomiting again, too weak an
KPBS San Diego / Posted 9 days ago
Inside his cell in the Yuba County Jail, Rafael was vomiting again, too weak and dizzy to stand. He is HIV-positive and has hepatitis C. Without treatment, the two can be a deadly combination. But Rafael, 27, had not been treated for hepatitis C in... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Record high vaccination rates of 7th-graders reported in 1st year of stricter requirementsVaccination rates for California 7th-graders reached their highest recorded lev
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Vaccination rates for California 7th-graders reached their highest recorded levels, the California Department of Public Health reported, in another sign that a stricter vaccination law is having an effect in its first year. The increase in 7th-grade... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Hoarding's Toll: Port Orange case shines light on mental illness effectsCasmira Harrison @casmiraDBNJ PORT ORANGE — When the animal control officer re
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
Casmira Harrison @casmiraDBNJ PORT ORANGE — When the animal control officer reached the top of the stairs, she couldn't breathe. Ammonia hung in the air so strong she couldn't enter the home without her eyes stinging and watering. She left and... Read more
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Salon.com
How 9/11 led to President Donald TrumpExcerpted with permission from " It is sometimes hard to locate the genesis of
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
Excerpted with permission from " It is sometimes hard to locate the genesis of a catastrophe. Most examples of societal breakdown are preceded by a long period of decay, before a moment of truth sets a country on an irreversible downward... Read more
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The News & Observer
Families fractured by toxic cocktail. Opioid addiction linked to skyrocketing rate of kids in foster careToxic cocktail: Opioid explosion behind skyrocketing rate of kids in foster car
The News & Observer / Posted 17 days ago
Toxic cocktail: Opioid explosion behind skyrocketing rate of kids in foster care | News & Observer This Wednesday, June 7, 2017 photo shows discarded used hypodermic needles without protective sheaths at an encampment where opioid addicts shoot up... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Michael Shane CarterFor most of his adult life, Shane Carter has told the stories of others. As a
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
For most of his adult life, Shane Carter has told the stories of others. As a TV news reporter at KAIT in Jonesboro he told stories of his community, the good and the bad. Working in public relations, he helped tell the story of Bill and Hillary... Read more
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Fortune
A 9-Day Journey Along the Most Controversial Strip of Land in Trump's AmericaTwenty yards north of the U.S.-Mexico border the steel fence forms a tall, cage
Fortune / Posted 22 days ago
Twenty yards north of the U.S.-Mexico border the steel fence forms a tall, cage-like enclosure around the plaza of San Diego’s International Friendship Park. A pair of armed Border Control agents and a towering metal pole bristling with surveillance... Read more
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NBC News
Nonprofits search for Asian-American foster parents to fill culture, language needsLOS ANGELES — When he was a teenager, Wilson Sun bounced around about half a do
NBC News / Posted 23 days ago
LOS ANGELES — When he was a teenager, Wilson Sun bounced around about half a dozen foster homes in Los Angeles County, he told NBC News. In many of the homes, he felt like he was an outcast and not treated as a member of the family, he said. A few... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Weld County Tributes for July 21Marie Louise Aragon passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesda
Greeley Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
Marie Louise Aragon passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after a long fight with N.A.S.H. She was born in Greeley to Gilbert and Martina (Quintana) Arizmendi and grew up in Milliken, where she attended school... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Toddler lived happy, but unstable life before being beaten to deathOn the eve of his funeral, court documents on Friday revealed Xavier Terrill Mo
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
On the eve of his funeral, court documents on Friday revealed Xavier Terrill Mokarzel-Satchel suffered months of abuse before his fatal beating July 7. Xavier’s mother, Brandi Marie Mokarzel, 23, moved the boy from Washington to North Carolina,... Read more

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