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Sudan finally signs deal to end use of child soldiers

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Sudan | The Sudanese government on Monday signed an action plan with the UN to end the use of child soldiers in the country. But advocates question the official…

Christian groups fight Scottish law giving every kid a government guardian

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Christian and family groups in Scotland are making a last ditch effort to stop implementation of a new law that would assign a state guardian to every child…

HHS cannot account for thousands of migrant children

By Evan Wilt
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Immigration | Overwhelmed feds stopped screening sponsor homes and sent some children to abusers and traffickers

Utah judge reverses decision to take foster child from same-sex couple

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Family | A Utah judge today reversed an order to remove a foster child from a same-sex family and place her with a heterosexual couple. The 9-month-old baby will…

Ohio gets $10 million to train men for fatherhood

Ohio gets $10 million to train men for fatherhood

By Wayne Stender
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Family | The federal government is trying to rescue low-income dads with multimillion-dollar grants. A $10 million allocation coming to Ohio over the next five years…

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…

 
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