Child welfare

Delaney Tarr, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 1:55 p.m. Hundreds of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School arrived for the Washington, D.C. march on three flights donated by Delta Air Lines. They'll return to Florida with...
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Delaney Tarr, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2018 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 1:45 p.m. A series of protests held across the United States Saturday in support of gun control is shaping up to be one of the biggest youth protests since the era of the Vietnam War. The "...
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Protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue, as seen from the Newseum, during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 24, 2018 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 11:55 a.m. The mayor of Houston, Texas told thousands of demonstrators at a "March for Our Lives" rally that adults have a responsibility to protect all children. Mayor Sylvester Turner...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a child reaches towards a minder at a foster home of the New Hope Foundation, a charity that provides care and medical treatment for babies with deformities that can be corrected with surgery, on the outskirts of Beijing, China. The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped more than 12 percent in 2017, accelerating a decline that's now continued for 13 years, according to new State Department figures. Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Congo more than offset notable increases from many countries, including India, Columbia and Nigeria. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped more than 12 percent last year, accelerating a decline that's now continued for 13 years, according to new State Department figures. Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Congo more than offset notable increases from...
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This is frame grab from video, shows Syrian government soldiers, who were prisoners held by rebels, waving from a van after they were released in an agreement between Syrian forces and rebels, in eastern Gouta, Syria, Thursday March, 22, 2108. Syrian rebels and their families are expected to leave Harasta, a besieged town in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, in an evacuation deal that will see the town handed over to the government following years of bombardment. (AP Photo)
March 22, 2018 - 2:53 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): A Syrian monitoring group and the opposition's Civil Defense group are reporting that an airstrike on a market northwest of the country has killed ast least 28 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, March 19, 2018. President Trump is in New Hampshire to unveil more of his plan to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 20, 2018 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady. The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some...
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Moderator Vijita Patel, left, joins Parkland High School students Lewis Mizen, second left, Suzanna Barna, third left, and Kevin Trejos, right, in a moment of silence at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Student survivors of a Florida high school shooting took their message calling for greater gun safety measures abroad for the first time on Saturday, sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 17, 2018 - 5:56 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The...
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Moderator Vijita Patel, left, joins Parkland High School students Lewis Mizen, second left, Suzanna Barna, third left, and Kevin Trejos, right, in a moment of silence at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Student survivors of a Florida high school shooting took their message calling for greater gun safety measures abroad for the first time on Saturday, sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 17, 2018 - 5:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The Feb. 14 attack...
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March 17, 2018 - 3:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting took their message calling for greater gun safety measures abroad for the first time on Saturday, sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The Feb. 14 attack that...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:13 pm
Congress reacted Thursday to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, said it had begun its...
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