Child welfare

July 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents don't pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Luzerne County's Wyoming Valley West School District have prompted complaints from...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:55 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that found a convicted warlord from the Democratic Republic of Congo liable for $10 million in reparations to hundreds of victims. Thursday's appeals judgment also cleared the way for more victims to seek...
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In this July 9, 2019, photo, a staff member works in the infirmary, a series of tents, at the U.S. government's newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The government said the holding center will give it much-needed capacity to take in more children from the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House committee says the treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to "government-sponsored child abuse." That's what Rep. Elijah Cummings says at a news conference before a hearing on conditions at border facilities. Lawmakers say they're horrified...
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In this July 9, 2019, photo, a staff member cleans in a dinning hall at the U.S. government's newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The government said the holding center will give it much-needed capacity to take in more children from the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 10, 2019 - 10:11 am
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide...
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In this photo issued by ITV, showing Britain's Conservative Party leadership candidates Boris Johnson, left, and Jeremy Hunt, during a live head-to-head TV debate hosted by ITV at their studios in Salford, England, Tuesday July 9, 2019. The two contenders, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are competing for votes from party members, with the winner replacing Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and Prime Minister of Britain's ruling Conservative Party. (Matt Frost/ITV via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 2:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A former British prime minister has threatened to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a no-deal Brexit. John Major's comments follow a televised debate between Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, who are seeking to...
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This undated photo provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday, July 5, 2019 shows a drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. The release of the pictures follows a government watchdog report warning about overcrowded South Texas facilities holding migrant families. (American Academy of Pediatrics via AP)
July 08, 2019 - 1:23 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief said Monday she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle...
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This undated photo provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday, July 5, 2019 shows a drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. The release of the pictures follows a government watchdog report warning about overcrowded South Texas facilities holding migrant families. (American Academy of Pediatrics via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 1:58 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has released photographs of drawings made by migrant children who were asked to depict their time spent in Border Patrol custody. The canvas drawings are stark images of jail-like settings. One shows stick figures sleeping on the ground under...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019 file photo, people hold signs that read "families belong together" in both English and Spanish during a vigil at Alice Hope Wilson Park in Brownsville, Texas to advocate against the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. As the crisis at the border has deepened, as pregnant teens and teens with babies who are coming to the U.S. without their own parents face perilous conditions, according to immigrant advocates and attorneys who say that particular population of minors at the border faces extreme hardship. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
July 04, 2019 - 8:42 am
PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and lawyers say the young mothers don't get special medical...
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People hold signs protesting the treatment of asylum seekers held in immigration detention centers Tuesday, July 2, 2019, outside the office of Sen. Pat Roberts in Overland Park, Kan. The protest, with about 150 participants, was one of several held outside congressional offices nationwide calling for the closure of the detention centers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 03, 2019 - 4:58 pm
"Inhumane." ''Shameful." ''Intolerable." ''Brutal." Mounting revelations about squalid and dangerously overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding centers have fueled public outrage heading into the Fourth of July weekend, with protesters taking to the streets and social media to decry the...
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This Saturday, June 29, 2019, police booking photo provided by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department shows Sherri Renee Telnas. Telnas was arrested Saturday on suspicion of killing her 12-year-old son and critically injuring her 7-year-old son who were found unresponsive in a ditch. (Tulare County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was prosecuted in Montana for trying to drown her baby son more than a decade ago has been accused of killing the now 12-year-old boy by drowning him in California, authorities said Monday. Sheriff's deputies found the boy and his 7-year-old brother unresponsive in...
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