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Source: DW

Women who breastfeed in public still have a hard time

Thursday 16:23 GMT

The Finnish public health authority (THL) called last year for new legislation to secure women's rights to nurse a child anywhere in public across Finland.

Waters was interviewed on the DW's program, "What happens next?" and when she was asked why she felt she had to breastfeed her baby in public Waters said, "Well I have a job to do as a mother and as a parliamentarian and thankfully it's 2018 and we can do both of those things at the same time."

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Source: Fox News

'Polio-like' illness paralyzing children remains 'mystery' to health officials as CDC confirms cases in 22 states

Thursday 15:26 GMT

Messonnier said that, in general, parents can help protect their children from disease by practicing hand washing and applying insect repellent to protect against mosquito bites.

Spencer is among the 62 confirmed cases across 22 states of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigating 65 additional more. According to his mother, he’s been in a children’s hospital in Atlanta since last month and has spent the last three weeks working on his fine motor skills while receiving intense steroid infusions to stop the spread of paralysis.

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Source: The Guradian

One man’s (very polite) fight against media Islamophobia

Friday 04:15 GMT

The way stories are deformed to fit a formula about Muslims – and the difficulties of uprooting these fictions once they’ve been laid out in print – can be seen all across the media.

His speech has a quick, gurgling quality, and when he is agitated, he doesn’t quite finish one sentence before beginning the next one: “What the hell is … I mean, if foster parents … That picture was just wrong … ”. Versi was attuned to anxieties about Islamophobia among Muslims long before he joined the MCB in 2014. In a 2011 speech, for instance, prime minister David Cameron had criticised multiculturalism in Britain, saying that by tolerating “segregated communities” of Muslims, the country was enabling extremists to thrive.

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Source: Washington Post

Officer pulls weapon on children carrying a BB gun, and — whew! — it ends with a stern lecture

Friday 08:05 GMT

Two black children are walking with a BB gun in Columbus, Ohio, when an officer responding to a 911 call about men waving a firearm pulls up and draws his weapon.

When one tosses the BB gun and the officer realizes it’s not a firearm, he launches into a lecture that’s part incredulous, part disciplinarian and all the way relieved. The video picks up with Casuccio getting out of his car and pointing his gun at the boys, who are told to kneel on the pavement with their hands behind their heads.

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Source: Fox News

Virginia parents say Mexican murder suspect had married their daughter for citizenship

Thursday 12:41 GMT

A Virginia couple says a Mexican national, who is accused of murdering one person and injuring two others aboard a fishing vessel last month, had married their daughter last year in a covert attempt to secure citizenship in the U.S. after his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status had expired.

Shelby and Lindsay McDannold told Fox News that their 20-year-old daughter met Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez in May 2017 through mutual friends, and the couple got married sometime the following month.

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Source: Fox News

John Mellencamp's former keyboardist Eric Franklin Rosser pleads guilty to child porn after FBI manhunt

Thursday 12:41 GMT

A former keyboardist for John Mellencamp was apprehended last year after being named the first-ever child pornography suspect placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

When the bus pulled into Billings, the passenger confronted Eric Franklin Rosser, who had $20,000 taped to his legs, another $50,000 in his bag and $1,000 worth of marijuana, according to court records. Rosser, 66, has keyboard credits on two of Mellencamp's albums, "Nothin' Matters and What If It Did" in 1980 and "American Fool" in 1982. "Leave me alone.

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Source: Fox News

Justice Dept. opens probe into child sex abuse in Pennsylvania clergy

Friday 20:02 GMT

The Justice Department has opened a probe to investigate child sexual abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia confirmed to Fox News.

The Archdiocese of Erie confirmed it has received a subpoena from the Justice Department, and "its counsel is in conversation" with federal investigators. Hundreds of priests were said to have molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials allegedly covered up the abuse, according to the report.

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Source: Common Domain

NYC Sanitation Commissioner to Tackle Lead Exposure

Friday 02:25 GMT

Kathryn Garcia, who has been the commissioner of the Department of Sanitation since 2014, will start next week as the senior adviser for citywide lead prevention while keeping her post at sanitation.

She will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to lead, educating families on potential lead sources and boosting child testing. Ms. Garcia, who will report to the mayor, will coordinate with agencies already working on lead-exposure mitigation programs and develop a citywide plan to prevent and respond to lead poisoning.

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Source: Fox News

Haley rips into Iran’s ‘crony terrorism,’ use of child soldiers in fiery return to Security Council

Friday 17:17 GMT

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, returning to the Security Council for the first time since she announced her intention to step down earlier this month, tore into Iran’s alleged use of child soldiers on Thursday and accused the regime of “crony terrorism.” “The use of child soldiers is a moral outrage that every civilized nation rejects while Iran celebrates it,” she said in remarks to the chamber.

Her remarks came two days after the Treasury announced sanctions against a network of businesses and financial institutions linked to the Basij Resistance Force -- a wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard which the U.S. says uses child soldiers.

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Source: CBS News

Shelter for unaccompanied children posts job for person with background in military policing

Friday 17:17 GMT

A job ad recently posted for a security monitor at a Houston shelter for unaccompanied migrant children stands out for the background the nonprofit is seeking: "Preferably a Marine or Army with Military Police experience," the listing reads.

The Southwest Key representative said that while the person who fills the security monitor job is responsible for rules compliance at the facility, it's actually the crime rate in the surrounding community that led the organization to seek a person with a background in military policing.

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Source: Washington Post

Parents of children with AFM warn about rare polio-like condition

Saturday 00:36 GMT

AFM affects the gray matter in the spinal cord and can lead to paralysis, but is so rare that fewer than 1 in 1 million people, mostly children, contract it.

In some very rare cases, the virus gets through the gastrointestinal system and invades the nervous system, potentially causing inflammation of the spinal cord, which causes AFM symptoms. Usually the virus enters an individual’s gastrointestinal tract or respiratory track and causes such symptoms as vomiting and diarrhea, or cough, congestion and a runny nose, said Dr. Ashanti Woods, attending pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

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Source: Global News

Woman in Texas facing abandonment charge after allegedly leaving child alone on doorstep

Saturday 00:36 GMT

A woman is facing a child abandonment charge after she was caught on camera leaving a two-year-old boy on the doorstep of a Texas home this past Wednesday night.

READ MORE: Peterborough woman charged for leaving infant in hot car at auto dealership. “Right now we are ecstatic that the child has been found and detectives are working with child protective services to reunite the child with the father and family.”

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Source: Washington Post

A glimpse into the heartache and high jinks in Theodore Roosevelt’s life

Saturday 00:36 GMT

This glimpse into the early heartache of the man who would go on to remarry, have many children, and become the 26th president is part of a trove of Theodore Roosevelt’s papers that has just been made available online by the Library of Congress.

Selections from his papers displayed by the library Wednesday show the arc of a vigorous life of privilege, loss and public service, along with mentions of pet snakes, roller skates and further high jinks in the White House, where for a time there was also a pet bear.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte