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3 hrs ago | Braintree and Witham Times

Boycott threat over reception tests

Teachers are threatening to boycott the Government's new compulsory tests for four-year-olds, warning the move is "dangerous" to pupils' education.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens

4 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Manitoba doesn't have right to know about apprehended kids on reserves: chiefs

Manitoba's top aboriginal leaders say the province doesn't have the right to know about or track children seized by child welfare agencies on reserves.

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Related Topix: Kids

8 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

Shots probe after teenagers injured

One man was arrested following the disorder in the Lichfield Street area of Wolverhampton, which was briefly "locked down" by armed officers last night.

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Related Topix: Teenagers, West Midlands County, England, Staffordshire County, England, Shropshire County, England, United Kingdom

11 hrs ago | Rock Hill Herald

Soda-can-tab prom dress story pops with readers

For two weeks now I've had a problem that can only be described as good: drowning in a flood of emails and messages from readers - and not one of them angry.

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Related Topix: Kids

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CBS Local

Manhunt For Robbery Suspects Who Attacked Elderly Woman In Santa Cruz

Police in Santa Cruz are asking for the public's help in locating two teenagers who attacked and badly injured an 86-year-old woman and tried to snatch her purse.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Teenagers

News 4 Jax

Boko Haram claims bombing, mum on kidnapping

Boko Haram's elusive leader claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital of Abuja that left dozens dead, but said nothing about the group's reported mass abduction of schoolgirls that occurred the same day as the explosion.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Explosion, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Politico

FLOTUS speech draws complaints

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Michelle Obama, Topeka, KS, Kids

Washington Times

Public health school gets $1M for long-term care

Brown University's School of Public Health has received a $1 million grant to launch a center to improve long-term care for the elderly.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Examiner.com

South Korea ferry vice principal found hanging from a tree: One of first rescued

Cellphone video emerged from the South Korean ferry disaster on Thursday, as the president of the company that runs the ferry appeared for an emotional public apology.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Kids

Oxford Mail

Major the dog: a companion who found fame in a book

Major on a visit to St Nicholas' Primary School in March last year. He is pictured with Josh Holton, left, and Oscar Pocock His brother went on to win prizes at Crufts but Major came home to Oxford with me, and was sick in the car.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

AZ mom who left kids in car not unemployed or homeless

A Valley mother accused of leaving her children in the car while she went on a job interview was actually working and had a home address, the Maricopa County Attorney said.

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Related Topix: Kids, Maricopa County, AZ

GPB.org

Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated

Potent but not perfect: Medical assistant Elissa Ortivez prepares a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at a clinic in Walsenburg, Colo.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Kids

Brandon Sun

Mentors play important role in keeping entrepreneurs focused and accountable

It may have been a love of cats or rock climbing that first gave shape to a quirky business idea but, for many entrepreneurs, the difference between success and failure of their dream company often comes down to the support and advice they've received from mentors.

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Related Topix: Kids, Small Business, Personal Finance

KDAR-FM Oxnard

Share the Real Meaning of Easter with Children and Grandchildren

Easter is almost here and many traditions surround this glorious day. If you have little ones, there's Easter egg coloring for the egg hunt and Easter baskets full of candy and treats.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Breakfast, Kids

Northern Michigan News

Superintendent: Kids victims in cheating scandal

Nevada's state school superintendent called children the victims and adults the culprits in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school.

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Related Topix: Kids, Education Etc., Las Vegas, NV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Students, parents challenge zero-tolerance policies

Michael Reynolds is willing to go to extremes to shed light on what he says is a big problem: zero-tolerance policies that are driving kids like him out of school for often-minor offenses.

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Related Topix: Kids, Youth, Alternative, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Daily Tribune

Rise in homicide rates linked to kids' failure in school

A rise in killings in a community tracks closely with a rise in the number of young children who fail a grade in elementary school, according to new research analyzing 21 years of homicide rates and school achievement data.

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Related Topix: Kids, Parenting

Palladium-Item

Elderly couple's murder-suicide shocks Md. community

They'd been a couple since high school, and after more than six decades of marriage , Lester and Midge Wright were still joined at the hip.

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Related Topix: Elderly (Senior Citizen), Berlin, MD

National Public Radio

Police: Mom Drove Into River Trying To Kill 3 Kids

Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Education Etc., Adolescents and Pre-Teens,

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