Child welfare

The daughter of LaToya Johnson pets the family cat at their home Friday, April 28, 2017, in San Diego. Johnson says her daughter was fondled in an elementary school bathroom by other students. It's one of thousands of cases student-on-student sex assault in K-12 AP found in a yearlong investigation. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 01, 2017 - 9:37 am
The children were confused, scared and hurt. In their own words, they did their best to convey what other students had done to them in the school restroom, the gym and the bus. What their families learned left them shaken and set up an unexpected, adversarial relationship with their school...
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In this Feb. 24, 2017 photo, Chaz Wing walks down Maine Street in Brunswick, Maine. Wing has testified that he was raped by other kids three times in his first year in junior high, even after repeatedly complaining of harassment to teachers and administrators. Chaz’s saga is more than a tale of escalating bullying. Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs and even elementary schools _ a hidden horror educators have long been warned not to ignore. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 01, 2017 - 9:11 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of a year of harassment. Though Chaz...
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Police arrest a demonstrator during a May Day protest in Istanbul, Monday, May 1, 2017. Police in Istanbul detained more than 70 people who tried to march to iconic Taksim Square in defiance of a ban on holding May Day events there. Workers and activists marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions Monday. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 01, 2017 - 6:18 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT BUDGET LEGISLATION DOESN'T HAVE A $1 trillion-plus spending bill denies Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed cuts to popular domestic programs. 2. AP REVEALS HORROR OF...
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In this Feb. 24, 2017 photo, Chaz Wing walks down Maine Street in Brunswick, Maine. Wing has testified that he was raped by other kids three times in his first year in junior high, even after repeatedly complaining of harassment to teachers and administrators. Chaz’s saga is more than a tale of escalating bullying. Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs and even elementary schools _ a hidden horror educators have long been warned not to ignore. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 01, 2017 - 1:27 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of a year of harassment. Though Chaz...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, a school bus drives through Estill, S.C. The true extent of student-on-student sexual assault in elementary and secondary schools is unclear. There are no national requirements for schools to track and disclose such incidents, as there are for colleges and universities, and sexual violence in general is widely under-reported. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 01, 2017 - 12:28 am
The true extent of student-on-student sexual assault in elementary and secondary schools is unclear. There are no national requirements for schools to track and disclose such incidents, as there are for colleges and universities, and sexual violence in general is widely under-reported. Even...
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The daughter of LaToya Johnson pets the family cat at their home Friday, April 28, 2017, in San Diego. Johnson says her daughter was fondled in an elementary school bathroom by other students. It's one of thousands of cases student-on-student sex assault in K-12 AP found in a yearlong investigation. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 01, 2017 - 12:18 am
The children were confused, scared and hurt. In their own words, they did their best to convey what other students had done to them in the school restroom, the gym and the bus. What their families learned left them shaken and set up an unexpected, adversarial relationship with their school...
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In this Feb. 24, 2017 photo, Chaz Wing walks down Maine Street in Brunswick, Maine. Wing has testified that he was raped by other kids three times in his first year in junior high, even after repeatedly complaining of harassment to teachers and administrators. Chaz’s saga is more than a tale of escalating bullying. Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs and even elementary schools _ a hidden horror educators have long been warned not to ignore. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 01, 2017 - 12:12 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of a year of harassment. Though Chaz...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, pro-choice counter-protesters hold signs supporting a woman's right to choose abortion, as nearby anti-abortion activists held a rally in front of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, in Denver. April 25, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking bill signed into law by a Republican governor that significantly loosened 1960s restrictions on legal abortions. That made Colorado the first U.S. state to do so, six years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:19 am
DENVER (AP) — Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions. Before the law, Colorado — like many states — allowed abortions only if a woman's life was at stake. In 1967, a Democratic freshman state lawmaker introduced a bill...
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In this undated photo released by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Bevin takes a self portrait of his family. Bevin, wants to overhaul the state's troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family's failed attempt to adopt a young girl. The Bevins started the process of trying to adopt a young girl from Kentucky's child-welfare system. They had their fingerprints taken, three times and opened their home to an inspection. The state ultimately rejected their application because, the Bevins said, they had five children and officials worried the girl wouldn't get enough attention. (Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 3:56 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky's governor. Matt Bevin said he and his wife, Glenna, noticed how the girl attached...
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In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 photo, in Tripoli, Libya, 2-year-old Tamim Jaboudi awaits a Tunisian government delegation that was turned away after trying to bring him home from a Libyan prison. The boy's parents, both Tunisians who left home to join the Islamic State group, died in an American airstrike on the city of Sabratha in February 2016. In custody ever since, he is among hundreds of children of Islamic State’s foreign fighters to remain in limbo. (Special Deterrent Force via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 9:46 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State's foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their parents are now imprisoned or in limbo with nowhere to go, collateral victims as the militant group retreats and home countries hesitate to take them back...
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