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Two children, two adults slain “apparent murder/suicide” in El Paso County

Two children and two adults were killed in what appears to be a murder-suicide at a home near Monument, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office. Deputies were called to the home in the 1300 block of Pleier Drive just after 10 a.m. Saturday for a report of “someone on scene who was seriously […]

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Missing father, children: Ground search continues, mother thanks those involved

The search for an Otorohanga family – missing for more than a week – continues on the ground and in the air today. Tom Phillips and his three children, Jayda, Maverick and Ember, haven’t been seen since catching up with family at Marokopa on the evening of Saturday, September 11. Family, including uncle Paul Phillips, […]

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Opinion | Unvaxxed, Unmasked and Putting Our Kids at Risk

For days now, vaccinated Americans have been trying to come to terms with the new advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the rapidly spreading Delta variant and a spike of Covid cases in states with high populations of unvaccinated people. Officials encouraged everyone in high-risk areas to start wearing masks in […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Two children with virus symptoms among 12 to breach MIQ rules

Twelve people – including two children with Covid-19 symptoms – were involved in three managed isolation and quarantine breaches at an Auckland hotel at the weekend. All 12 are now awaiting the results of a 48-hour post-breach swab and will remain isolated until they receive a negative test result. MIQ joint head Brigadier Rose King […]

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Opinion | Child Marriage Doesn’t Actually Happen Here, Right?

Why is it so hard to end child marriage in America? In 1762, North Carolina’s colonial governor, Arthur Dobbs, married his second wife, 15-year-old Justina Davis. He was 73. It’s easy to feel some combination of revulsion for Mr. Dobbs, pity for Ms. Davis or, likely, a sense of relief that times have changed. Except […]

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How thousands of indigenous children vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history. The announcement last month that the remains of 215 Indigenous children had been found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School left the nation […]


For Migrant Children in Federal Care, a ‘Sense of Desperation’

The Biden administration’s drive to empty detention centers at the border has created new concerns as children fill emergency shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services. By Eileen Sullivan WASHINGTON — In a federal shelter in Dallas, migrant children sleep in a windowless convention center room under fluorescent lights that never turn […]


Crisis Spurs Congress Toward Big Measures to Lift Families From Poverty

WASHINGTON — The early weeks of the Biden administration have brought a surge of support, in the White House and across party lines in Congress, for what could be the most ambitious effort in a generation to reduce child poverty. The plans vary in duration, design and the amount they would add to the federal […]

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Children suspected of starting two fires at Anglican church in West Auckland

Two suspicious fires in two days at the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Auckland are being investigated by the police. The vicar of the Anglican church, the Reverend Learne McGrath, said she is inclined to think the fires were started by children. The latest fire this afternoon was caused by orange road cones […]

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Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks off French coast

Two children, aged five and eight, are among four people who have died after a migrant boat sank off the coast of France. The deaths of the children as well as a man and a woman were confirmed by the regional administration for the Nord region. Fifteen migrants have been saved so far, according to […]