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Five Teens Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Rock Throwing Incident

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:01:16 +0000

On October 24, 2017, five Michigan teenagers were denied bond after they were charged with second degree murder for throwing rocks off of a highway overpass and killing a passenger in a van. That passenger, Kenneth White, was a 32 year-old fiancé and father to a 5 year-old son. You can read more information about […]

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Weekly Roundup

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:44:13 +0000

Rampant Human Rights Violations of Children Internationally On October 31, 2017, the United Security Council met to discuss their deep concern for international abuse of children. The Council said that it is “gravely concerned by the scale and severity” of human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law committed against children in some countries, […]

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Teenagers and Sleep Deprivation: A Solution Schools Aren’t Accepting

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:55:25 +0000

What is one public health concern for which experts across the board have determined a reasonable solution? Sleep deprivation in teenagers exacerbated by the early start times of most public high schools. I know this problem firsthand. I have a teenage son who has to catch his bus for high school at 6:30 am. Most school […]

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Weekly Roundup

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:53:02 +0000

Minors Charged as Adults Sue County for Placing Them in Solitary Confinement In King County, Washington, four minors who were charged as adults and were placed in solitary confinement are suing the county. The county has a practice of placing youths in isolation before their trial dates. Among other things, the lawsuit alleges “King County […]

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Weekly Roundup- by Gabriela Hernandez

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:21:29 +0000

Almost 400,000 Texans’ insurance at risk after Congress fails to renew CHIP Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program… read more   For Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ White House Will Demand Crackdown on Child Border Crossers The […]

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Weekly Roundup

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:33:51 +0000

“Little Lobbyists” Help Save the Health Care Law, for Now With the help of “little lobbyists” — children suffering from “serious medical needs” at risk of losing health care under the Cassidy-Graham Bill — the new health care legislation was put to a halt. Read more. High schools plan to punish students who refuse to […]

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Politicizing the Flag Cuts Both Ways

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:32:17 +0000

When former San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling for the national anthem during the 2016-17 NFL season, there was no doubt then as there is no doubt now that he did so to make a political statement. I don’t speak for Mr. Kaepernick, but, in my own words, the statement was an expression of […]

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Weekly Roundup

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:49:22 +0000

At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Dwindling Hope This article speaks of the damage after the Enrique Rebsamen school collapsed during Mexico’s recent earthquake. After the disaster, a massive rescue was undergone to find surviving students. Once the dust had settled 30 student bodies were found and over 60 students were injured. Read […]

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Toys “R” Us And A Changing Landscape

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:24:08 +0000

Growing up I vividly remember my first time in a Toys “R” Us, with its shelves packed to the brim with toys; each time I walked through its sliding doors was an adventure. What would I find? Fifteen years later and now my nephew experiences the same mystery that I once had. However, this experience […]

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A Few Weeks After Harvey Reflection

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:50:27 +0000

It has been about two weeks since southeast Texas, including my hometown of Houston, has been hit by hurricane Harvey. Like most people here in Houston, Harvey gave me an opportunity to stop everything and just reflect on a lot. On one hand I am ashamed at myself because it took devastation to do this, […]

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