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The kids aren't all right, new report shows

The recession hasn't been good for anyone, but children have been especially hard hit  says a new report by the Children's Defense Fund.

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Hershey's chocolate tainted with child exploitation, group charges

The Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign is urging chocolate lovers to choose another brand until Hershey's gets child abuse out of its chocolate.

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Rally marks first birthday for Obama health care law

Chicago-area residents celebrated the one year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama, March 23,  with stories of how the law helped them obtain affordable and quality health care.

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Alarming U. S. public health statistics raise big questions

In 1960 combined male and female life expectancy in the U.S. ranked fifth in the world, in 2000 it had fallen to 24th place, and 10 years later, in 2010, to 49th.

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Diane Ravitch: public education in danger

In decades past, education critics mainly wanted to make public schools better, but now, says educator and author Diane Ravitch, the question is, "Will public education survive"

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Farm-to-school could free kids from mystery meat

You'd think that a program linking local farmers producing fresh, minimally processed foods with local schools would be a no-brainer.

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New health care law benefits women and children

The new health care reform law, the Affordable Health Care Act, contains numerous benefits for women and children, women's advocates say.

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Panel: Family policy caught in political partisanship

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Policies on whether, and how, to aid the nation's families have gotten caught in the poisonous political partisanship permeating the country, said speakers at a panel on the future of families.

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Minority kids at disadvantage, community survey shows

Professionals who work with children say minority youth are disadvantaged in health care, education, a safe neighborhood and community resources.

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Arizona GOP targets children born to undocumented immigrants

Arizona Republicans say they plan to introduce new legislation this fall that, if passed, would block the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens.

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