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Helping Foster Kids Even After Adoption

The U.S. adoption system was set up to place babies, but today the vast majority of adoptions are of older children in foster care. Many have experienced trauma, but advocates say there's little support to help families cope with that.
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Watching Over The Ocean In Kailua, Hawaii

Hui o Ko'olaupoko works with landowners in Windward Oahu to improve and conserve threatened land and to restore the watershed.
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Sticking To Basics In Overland Park, Kan.

Giving The Basics provides people with toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products and other human-dignity necessities.
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Judge Halts Ohio Law That Could Discount Votes

A judge has given Ohio unions a preliminary injunction stopping a new state law that could endanger provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct, even if the cause is poll worker error.
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Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

The University of the People says it's the "world's first, tuition-free, online university," designed for poor students who would otherwise lack access to higher education. The institution has 1,300 students in 129 countries, but it's also struggling to maintain its "free" mission.
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Ron Paul's Faithful Continue To Make Noise; Floor Fight Tuesday?

With 24 hours of nothing happening at the GOP convention in Tampa because of Tropical Storm Isaac, Ron Paul supporters for the second time in as many days made themselves the center of attention at Mitt Romney's nomination party. Tuesday, they may be at the center of a real floor fight over rules.

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Court Paves Way For Texas Planned Parenthood Cuts

Planned Parenthood in Texas is deciding how to proceed after losing an important case in federal court. A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state can cut Planned Parenthood out of its women's health program because the organization is associated with abortion.
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Herman Cain And His ABCs: He Sees Blacks Turning To The GOP

"A lot of people in this country have not realized or it does not get picked up in the polls [that] some black people can think for themselves," the one-time presidential contender said Monday. And there are more "American Black Conservatives," he said, than most people realize.

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