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Biden's Move on Migrant Children Courts Controversy
Biden May Have 'Brewing
Crisis' on Child Migrants
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Biden May Have 'Brewing Crisis' on Child Migrants

Decision to reopen an emergency facility brings charges of hypocrisy

(Newser) - When President Trump was in office, critics said his immigration policies resulted in children being held in "cages." Now that President Biden has reopened what it calls an "emergency facility" in Carrizo Springs, Texas, for immigrant minors, his critics are accusing him of hypocrisy. Coverage of the...

Oxford Vaccine Headed for Kids' Arms

Young volunteers being sought for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine testing

(Newser) - The University of Oxford plans to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children for the first time, becoming the latest vaccine developer to assess whether its coronavirus shot is effective in young people. The trial announced Saturday seeks to recruit 300 volunteers between the ages of 6 and 17, with up...

Expert's 'Toughest Day' at Nazi Death Camp Involved This Find

Children's identity tags, some burned with their bodies, found at Sobibor

(Newser) - Four children from Amsterdam stepped off a train in Nazi-occupied eastern Poland and into the death camp of Sobibor, the last place they'd ever know. Killed in 1943, 6-year-old Lea Judith De La Penha, 8-year-old Deddie Zak, 11-year-old David Juda Van der Velde, and 12-year-old Annie Kapper left behind...

5 Kids Gone After 'Heartbreaking' Mass Shooting

Adult male was also killed overnight in Muskogee, Okla.: police

(Newser) - A man opened fire on seven family members—ultimately killing five children and one man—inside a home in Muskogee, Okla., early Tuesday before emerging with a gun in front of police. Called to the scene around 1:30am, an officer fired a shot at the suspect, who wasn't...

Rochester Cops Shown Cuffing, Pepper-Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl

Bodycam footage out of upstate NY has department vowing to make a 'culture change'

(Newser) - "This video, as a mother, is not anything you want to see." That was Lovely Warren, mayor of Rochester, NY, on Sunday morning, reacting just before the city released body camera footage of an incident Friday afternoon involving the city's police and a local child. Per the...

Kids in Sailing School Get Unexpected Lesson

5 children had to be rescued from waves off Santa Cruz, Calif., on Sunday

(Newser) - Five children had to be rescued from waves off Santa Cruz, Calif., over the weekend after their boats capsized during a sailing lesson. Several small sailboats flipped as a large wave struck near the mouth of Santa Cruz harbor around 4:30pm Sunday, per NBC News . Though an initial call...

Yup, That's a Giant Penis in a Kids Show

Danish Broadcasting Corporation's 'John Dillermand' arouses debate

(Newser) - A new TV show has premiered in Denmark about a man with the world's largest penis, which he can't always control. Did we mention it's a kid's show? The animated series that premiered Saturday on the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds, has...

Heart-Stopping Rescue After Boy Plunges Into 44-Foot Well

4-year-old was on walk with parents in Garceno, Texas, when he fell in the hole

(Newser) - It took a few seconds for a 4-year-old boy to fall into a well in Texas on Tuesday, and at least six hours to get him back out again. The boy had slipped into the 44-foot water well while walking with his parents at a ranch property in Garceno around...

US Sees Huge Spike in COVID Cases in Kids

28% for a new record

(Newser) - The US has just seen its largest single week increase in coronavirus cases in kids. There were 144,145 new cases among children 17 and under from Nov. 12 to 19—"by far the highest weekly increase since the pandemic began," the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday....

Judge Decides How to Try Lori and Chad Daybell

The Idaho couple can be tried together in the deaths of her 2 children

(Newser) - Chad and Lori Daybell won't be tried separately. A judge ruled Thursday that the Idaho couple—who face similar charges in connection with the deaths of her two children—can have their trials combined, East Idaho News reports. This after Chad's lawyer, John Prior, and Special Prosecutor Bob...

Locals Use Car Lights to Help Medevac Land on Dark Runway

The medical transport plane was trying to land to airlift a girl, but the runway's lights weren't working

(Newser) - Residents of a tiny Alaskan village jumped out of bed en masse Friday night, using their vehicles to light up a runway so that a medevac plane could land to help save a child. Per Alaska Public Media and the AP , the state-owned airport in Igiugig, a small town in...

Body Cam Footage: Cops Try Handcuffing 8-Year-Old

Attorney Benjamin Crump says he plans to file lawsuit

(Newser) - Handcuff an 8-year-old? Florida police tried it in 2018 but found the boy's wrists too small for the cuffs, NBC News reports. Attorney Benjamin Crump tweeted bodycam footage of the incident Sunday, which has already racked up 2.3 million hits: "Unbelievable," he writes, adding that Key...

CDC Warns Parents About Paralyzing Illness Affecting Kids

They're urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis

(Newser) - Parents should be on alert for symptoms of COVID-19 in their kids—but also those of acute flaccid myelitis , a rare, life-threatening neurological disease leading to paralysis in young children. Cases of the polio-like condition seem to spike every other year, and the largest recorded US outbreak came in 2018,...

Weeks Before Fla. Schools Open, COVID Surges Among Kids

Cases are up 34% and hospitalizations have climbed 23% as schools prepare to reopen

(Newser) - Hospitalizations among Florida children infected with the novel coronavirus jumped by more than 20% over eight days this month. Data shows 303 minors were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of July 24, compared to 246 children as of July 16—a 23% increase, per the Hill . During the same period, cases...

'Kidnapper' Shirts Don't End Well for Child Welfare Staff

Arizona Department of Child Safety workers reportedly wore 'Professional kidnapper' tees

(Newser) - An Arizona Department of Child Safety office is a bit short-staffed these days, reportedly because several workers were fired after wearing eyebrow-raising attire. Sources tell the Arizona Republic that multiple DCS employees in Prescott were canned after a photo circulated showing them wearing bright pink T-shirts, seemingly during work hours,...

Shark Grabs 10-Year-Old Off Boat During Fishing Trip

Boy in stable condition after incident in waters off Tasmania

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after a shark yanked him from a boat off the Australian coast. Authorities say the boy was on a 20-foot vessel fishing with his dad and two other people Friday about 3 miles from the shores of Tasmania when the shark emerged...

Dogs Might Help Kids Be Better Kids
Dogs May Have Surprising
Benefits for Young Kids
new study

Dogs May Have Surprising Benefits for Young Kids

Preschoolers tend to develop better social skills if they have a pooch, say researchers

(Newser) - Parents of preschoolers might want to think about adding a dog to the family. A new study out of Australia suggests that young kids develop better social and emotional skills if they have a dog, reports Yahoo News . The study, which drew on data from a comprehensive survey of Australian...

Judge: Centers Holding Immigrant Kids Are 'On Fire'

Order mandates that children held in 3 Texas, Pa. facilities be released by July 17 due to pandemic

(Newser) - A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in US immigration jails and denounced the Trump administration's prolonged detention of families during the pandemic. US District Judge Dolly Gee's order applies to kids held for more than 20 days at three family...

In California, a Significant 'Rewrite' of the Virus?

Mysterious deaths of kids, infants, and adults going back to December suggest earlier infections

(Newser) - Health officials, pathologists, and medical examiners are more closely looking at dozens of deaths in California, including those of infants and kids, and what they find "could dramatically rewrite the narrative of COVID-19" in the US, per the Los Angeles Times . A slew of deaths that took place months...

Police Identify Remains Found on Family's Property

Joshua Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, are positively identified

(Newser) - The bodies found this week at a rural property in Idaho are those of two children missing since last year, authorities confirmed Saturday. The Rexburg Police Department issued the press release confirming that remains found on Tuesday have been positively identified by the medical examiner's office as belonging to...

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