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Can a 17-year-old girl be a pimp?

Can a 17-year-old girl be a pimp?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Michigan Judge Joyce Draganchuk sentenced Mariah Haughton, 17, to four to 20 years in prison last week after she pleaded guilty to human trafficking and…

High court defines rights of suspects, immigrants, and death-row inmates

High court defines rights of suspects, immigrants, and death-row inmates

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court, near the end of its term, issued nine decisions last week. From issues of child-abuse to bath salts, here are some of the cases you…

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | A Colorado mother is suing employees of a county Department of Human Services (DHS), alleging they strip-searched and photographed her daughter without her…

Nigerian court dismisses murder case against child bride

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Wasila Tasi’u, 15, appeared Monday in a Nigerian court wearing a full-face veil. The case against her: murdering her husband with rat poison. Tasi’u’s…

As marijuana use rises, more kids accidentally exposed

As marijuana use rises, more kids accidentally exposed

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | Children’s rates of exposure to marijuana have spiked in the last few years, especially in states with legal medical marijuana, according to a study of the…

Gay-marriage advocates launch new attack on Regnerus family study

Gay-marriage advocates launch new attack on Regnerus family study

By Julie Borg
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Family | As America waits to hear the Supreme Court’s verdict on same-sex marriage, debate on the subject continues to boil. The news has been saturated with…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

New documentary questions shaken baby cases

By Daniel James Devine
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Documentary | The Syndrome examines the questions some doctors are raising about abuse allegations that land parents and caregivers in jail

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

Teen in foster care wins Miss Alabama pageant—and a new family

By Sarah Padbury
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Foster Care | A high school foster youth pulled off a surprise win at Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant earlier this month. She not only won her first-ever pageant,

Should government fence in ‘free-range’ parents?

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Child Protective Services (CPS) found a Maryland couple responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect last week for letting their children, ages 10 and…

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

 
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