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Justice Denied: Getting away with child abuse

South Africa’s most vulnerable are more vulnerable than you think. Nearly 5% of the population is made up of children living with disabilities, and …

Disability

Penn State pays out nearly $250M for role in child sex abuse scandal

ARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the …

Irving man charged with murder after police say he admitted throwing 1-year-old across the room

<i>Updated Jan. 11: Revised to include murder charge.</i><p>An Irving man has been charged with capital murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend's …

Parents fear missing aspiring Florida actress has been kidnapped by sex trafficking ring after frantic call last month in which she sounded high on drugs and said she feared for her life

• <b>Edmarie Lafontaine, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to South Florida in December to study biology</b>• <b><br>Her family fear she may have been kidnapped by a</b> …

Crime

Teens as Young as 13 Rescued from Sex Trafficking at Super Bowl

<b>NEW YORK —</b> The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reports that officials with the organization, in conjunction with over 50 law enforcement …

Two West Siders accused of sex trafficking underage girls

A man and a woman from Chicago's West Side are accused of the sex trafficking of two underage runaway girls in 2012, federal authorities said today.<p>Arnell Chase Misher, 30, and Braundii Young, also known as "Boochie", 22, both of the 100 block of North Lockwood Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, …

Where does human trafficking happen? Right in front of you

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>"We need to make sure the trafficker gets the …

Human Trafficking

Former sex-trafficking victim speaks out on 7 years of violence, captivity as warning to youth

When it comes to sex trafficking, it can happen anywhere and to anyone.<p>That's the frightening message a Massachusetts mother and former prisoner of …

Making Children Count

When my first child was born four years ago, no sooner had he entered the world, than the hospital staff handed me a form to fill out. Despite my happy, delirious, sleep-deprived state of mind, I was able to fill out the simple form and hand it off to a nurse. It was really an afterthought for me. …

'Modern day slavery': America must fight epidemic of human trafficking here at home

For too many Americans, the issue of human trafficking is far removed from their daily lives—something that only happens in foreign countries or Hollywood movies. Tragically, this issue is far closer to home than many of us realize.<p>The federal government reports that as many as 17,500 people are …

Tamaulipas-Oaxaca: Two Journalists killed in less than 24 hours

Posted by DD Republished from in part from JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS Blog and Proceso<p>Journalist killed in Tamaulipas, Mexico is second journalist …

Mexico

Iraqi forces retook over 60% of east Mosul from Isis militants, top commander says

The offensive to retake Mosul was launched in mid-October.<p>In about two months since the launch of the massive Mosul offensive to retake the city from …

'Islamic State' suicide bomber kills dozens in Baghdad

At least 35 people have been killed in Sadr City after an "Islamic State" suicide bomber detonated explosives in a bustling market. The attack took …

Extremism

Forced far from home, Syrians struggle to start over in Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The day he left the Damascus suburb of Daraya, Mohamad Abu Ammar took a photo in the graveyard to remember relatives he would be leaving behind, not knowing if he would ever return to his hometown.<p>A boy, evacuee from a rebel-held area of Aleppo, carries blankets he received as …

Munich shooting: killer was bullied teen loner obsessed with mass murder

• Ali Sonboly carried out deadly spree on anniversary of Utøya massacre<br>• Gunman apparently used hacked Facebook page to lure victims<br>• Police attempt to trace Glock semi-automatic pistol used by attacker<p>The German 18-year-old who killed nine people at a Munich shopping centre on Friday night was …

Obama wants to strip funding from veterans' medical choice program

President Obama’s 2016 budget blueprint proposes rolling back a program that gives veterans the right to receive faster care outside of the long waitlists at the troubled Veterans Affairs medical system.<p>Obama signed the Veterans Choice Program into law in August following months of partisan …

The Impossibility of Managing a Chronic Disease While Homeless

Living on the street, even something as simple as finding a place to store medicine can be an insurmountable challenge.<p>On my commute into work one night this past January, I could tell that something unusual was happening: Several police cars with full lights and sirens raced past me, as did a pair …

Homelessness

Homeless woman thrown from ledge, raped in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police say a homeless woman was thrown from a ledge and beaten and repeatedly raped for three days where she …

Homeless people urinated on, sexually assaulted, and beaten by members of public, survey finds

People sleeping rough are 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence than members of the general public, a new report has found.<p>Homeless …

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets in This Heartbreaking PSA

People reading mean tweets is turning into a PSA genre.<p>Last month, the Canadian Safe School Network took Jimmy Kimmel's hit comedy bit, usually …

What puts veterans at risk for homelessness?

There has been an ongoing battle to end homelessness in the United States, particularly among veterans. Over the past three decades, considerable …

I started buying the signs that homeless use to beg. Here's what happened

Sign of the Times was conceived in early October when I started to see what I perceived as a greater number of homeless people in New York City. As a native New Yorker, it surprised me because I had never seen so many people begging and sleeping on the streets. It occurred to me to start buying the …