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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Growth in number of Hispanic children has created a historic demographic shift Minorities make up majority in US schools For the first time, US public schools are projected this autumn to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fuelled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570738/hispanic-children-fastest-growing-numbers-us-public-schools-system
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Parents openly carry firearms in US pro-gun lobby children's book

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:00pm by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian 'My Parents Open Carry' aims to explain ‘the right to bear arms and the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun’ Children's book for gun-toting families Sporting a cover image of a blue-eyed family with guns clipped to their belts, a new American children’s picture book is setting itself out as the solution for all those parents who “carry a gun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566841/parents-openly-carry-firearms-us-pro-gun-lobby-book-children
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama administration defends handling of illegal migrant children as deportations rise

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... official has defended the White House's handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television's Meet the Press that officials have ... that US President Barack Obama's administration was also intensifying efforts to discourage migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied children, from making the overland journey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549217/obama-administration-defends-handling-illegal-migrant-children
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Children at centre stage of emotional US gun debate

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:44pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... to the White House on Wednesday, Fritz and three other children in their Sunday best sat on stage as Obama read out parts of their letters to illustrate why he wants to tighten gun laws. The children’s’ presence at Obama’s announcement aimed to keep kids at the heart of the often emotional battle over gun control, which reignited with the murder of 20 first-graders in Newtown, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130069/children-centre-stage-emotional-us-gun-debate
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Girl, 9, with Uzi kills instructor at US shooting range after losing control

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:58pm by AP

    ... shooting ranges had an age limit and strict safety rules when teaching children to shoot. He said instructors usually had their hands on guns when children were firing high-powered weapons. You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581151/girl-9-accidentally-kills-her-shooting-instructor-submachine-gun
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Alaskan killer Robert Hansen dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by AP

    ... of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. He lived with his wife and children, who knew nothing of his other life. Construction of the 1,290km oil pipeline brought prostitutes, pimps, con artists and drug dealers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579471/alaskan-killer-robert-hansen-dies
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republicans push migrant crackdown through US House

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by Reuters

    ... unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the US border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a US$694 million border-security bill. The 223-189 vote came one day after conservative Republicans balked ... crisis that has seen nearly 60,000 children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala arrive illegally since October to escape criminal drug gangs and poverty. House Democrats complained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565102/republicans-push-migrant-crackdown-through-us-house
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican move on immigrants backfires on John Boehner

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by Reuters

    ... are trying to capture the Senate. The original, carefully crafted, US$659 million bill to pay for more border security and help feed and house tens of thousands of Central American children arriving ... deportations of undocumented residents brought to the US as children by their parents. Shortly after the drama unfolded at the House of Representatives, rank-and-file Republicans were publicly warring. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564445/republican-move-immigrants-backfires-john-boehner
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Actor returned to Afghanistan for role of his life: a translator for US Marines

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:52pm by AP

    ... for the children. Fazli, charismatic and quick to laugh, also found ways to skirt the pitfalls. If an Afghan elder used colourful terms to describe a US Marine officer, Fazli would sanitise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571472/actor-returned-afghanistan-role-his-life-translator-us-marines
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jonestown massacre remains found at former funeral home in Delaware, US

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... former funeral home in the US. The grisly discovery on Thursday brought back memories of a tragedy that killed hundreds of children and a US congressman, and horrified Americans. Peoples Temple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569429/jonestown-massacre-remains-found-former-funeral-home-delaware-us

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