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2 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

California broadens autism coverage for kids through Medicaid

I didn't know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn't have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-income South Los Angeles neighborhood seemed to know anything about autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that can impair language, learning and social interaction.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Family, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Lawyer: Massachusetts mom in dead infants case lived in fear; boyfriend didn't want more kids

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home.

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11 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Trust, routine keep kids, traveling parents connected

One of my dearest friends will be leaving her family during the week , every week. She has a dream job; it is a huge opportunity.

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15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Witness states 'people were grabbing their kids and running' after cop shot dog

A neighborhood is recovering after a dog was shot last week by an off-duty Texas police officer, KJRH2 News reported September 13. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. in the 6900 block of East 18th Street in Tulsa. According to Tulsa Police Department Public Information Officer Leland Ashley, an unidentified off-duty officer was walking his dog when 5-year-old Titus, a 75 pound pit bull terrier mix, escaped from his fence.

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19 hrs ago | The Age

When it comes to letting kids watch TV and movies, how young is too young?

Do cartoon crocodiles make your child stupid? I had the chance recently to observe two children watching a cartoon, something that was both a pleasure and a shock for me. I am without issue, as they say in the Bible.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals with kids

The days of summer are fading away. Children all over the U.S. are heading back to school - public, private, or at home.

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KSL-TV

W.Va. student raises funds for 'chemo ducks'

Huntington High senior Ginny Blake wants to help alleviate fears for kids facing cancer. And she wants to do it with stuffed ducks.

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Related Topix: Family, Marshall University

Stuff.co.nz

Murder-suicide dad 'lived for his kids'

Under the wooden eaves of a shearing shed, Paul Routley puts both hands over his face for a few seconds, takes a deep breath and picks up a pink sponge. The Riverina farmer starts wiping mud from a trestle table as he prepares for his annual ram sale - the biggest day of the year at his Almondvale property west of Wagga Wagga, in New South Wales.

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Related Topix: Family, Australia, World News,

New York Daily News

Dead gun instructor's kids send tribute to girl, 9, who shot Uzi

The four kids of Charles Vacca reassured the unnamed New Jersey 9-year-old that they forgave her for the accidental shooting and that 'it's OK.' Both families are grieving since the girl shot Vacca once in the head with an Uzi last month at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in White Hills.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Hospitals see surge in kids' breathing problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities say they've been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that's sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states. But the region's largest pediatric hospital system, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, says it had to divert six patients to another hospital this week because its beds are full of kids with severe respiratory symptoms.

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Related Topix: Family, Nursing, Medicine

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids death had mental issues

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance. Lawyers for the man who police say killed his five children has been treated for mental health issues in the past, and he has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Family, Violent Crime, US Military, US Navy, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The York Daily Record

Police: Man found with homemade bombs, kids in car

Police in eastern Pennsylvania say they arrested a man after finding him passed out in a parked car with two children and three homemade bombs. Authorities say they discovered 28-year-old James Zwally in the vehicle early Thursday morning outside a convenience store near Reading .

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Burlington Times News

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Raleigh, Miss.

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Related Topix: Family, Smith County, MS, Raleigh, MS, Amory, MS

The Washington Post

Pope to marry couples with kids, cohabitating

Pope Francis is making good on his insistence that the Catholic Church welcome all faithful - not just those who obey church teaching perfectly. He'll marry 20 couples this weekend, including some who already live together and those with children, technically a sin in the eyes of the church.

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Related Topix: Family, Wedding, Human Sexuality, World News

KFVS12

The parenting trap: Coddling anxious kids

Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study. The finding indicates that certain coddling behaviors may actually boost anxiety, although the study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Psychology, Science, Arizona State University, Boston University

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Woman upset at boy playing clarinet allegedly points rifle at kids

A western Colorado woman was arrested after she allegedly pointed a rifle at several children in her neighbor's backyard because she didn't like that a boy was playing his clarinet outside. Cheryl Ann Pifer, 60, was arrested by Mesa County sheriff's deputies, who believe she was drinking before allegedly threatening the children on Wednesday, the Daily Sentinel reported.

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Brandon Sun

Ex-Quebec doctor charged with killing his kids gets bail

A former Quebec doctor who is awaiting a new trial on charges he killed his two children was granted bail Friday in a decision that infuriated an uncle of the kids. Turcotte, 42, is charged in the stabbing deaths of his children Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3, at a rented family home north of Montreal in early 2009.

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Western Telegraph

Gun attack girl, 7, 'gravely ill'

The scene in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, as a seven-year-old girl remained "gravely ill" in hospital after she was shot A seven-year-old girl remained "gravely ill" in hospital after it is believed she was shot in the head by her father who then apparently killed himself. Villagers in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, said the man turned up at his ex-partner's home before opening fire at about 4pm yesterday.

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Related Topix: East Sussex County, England, United Kingdom, Family

WATE-TV Knoxville

Memorial set for 5 slain kids; dad heads to court

A teen convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a prison fence with two other inmates only to be caught nearly six hours later while hiding by a church just 100 yards from the prison. The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Family, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Columbia, SC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CBS Local

911 Call: Charged Md. Mom Tried to Revive 2 Kids

In two frantic 911 calls released Wednesday, the children's grandmother tells the operator that she and her daughter were performing CPR on the toddlers after "someone tried to suffocate them." The Washington Post reports that the children's mother, 24-year-old Sonya Spoon, can be heard in the background at one point apparently counting chest compressions during a CPR attempt.

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