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Kentucky reformed juvenile justice, and left black youth behind

When a youth is accused of a crime in Kentucky, an adult has to make a choice in nearly every step that follows. And a disproportionate number of the youth denied a second chance are black.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Apply for the 2018 California Data Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for USC Annenberg's 2018 California Data Fellowship.
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What happens to babies born to addicted parents?

Parental drug use is now responsible for one-third of the children in foster care. A reporting team will explore what happens to babies and parents caught in addiction's grip.

How exposure to violence can be toxic to a child's brain and body

Traumatized children often have difficulties with anger management, impulse control and the processing and retention of information.
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Why is California not doing more to stop lead poisoning?

California Assembly Bill 2963, which is to be heard this week by the Senate Health Committee, aims to ensure there are no more cases like Exide or Mangan Park.
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Solving the mystery of Room 106

A Philadelphia classroom is filled with dangerous levels of lead and asbestos while the unresponsive school district is missing in action.
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Southern California ERs look for answers to the crush of newly insured patients at their doors

One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
Venancio Martinez is completely blind from his right eye.

'I feel like a prisoner' says man who lost his sight due to diabetes

No one in Venancio Martinez’s family had ever had the disease. He remembers feeling relatively good in its early stages and did not feel the need to go to the doctor to check himself regularly.


There's a growing push by Republican governors to require Medicaid recipients to work to receive care. And the Trump administration is giving them the green light. This webinar will explore what this policy shift means for Medicaid enrollees, and outline questions reporters should be asking now. Sign up here!

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