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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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Rights group says California abuses children

A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.

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Sick children to get health care

After some strong arm twisting by the Obama administration the insurance industry has backed down from challenging the section of the new health reform law.

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Poverty throughout Michigan at shocking levels

Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.

 

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Latino children suffer most in foreclosure crisis, report says

Latino children and families who lost their homes due to foreclosure suffer long-term psychological and social trauma, according to a new report.

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Hunger in America

In a sure sign the recession is far from over the Department of Agriculture reported that close to 50 million people in the U.S. are going hungry.

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Wall Street gets swine flu vaccine before others

Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were among the first employers in New York to receive shipments of the badly sought after H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

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First Lady urges women to talk to friends about health care

Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate,  reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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