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Indictments charge 25 corrections officers with using excessive force, intimidation to dominate Maryland jails – Baltimore Sun

Prosecutors said Tuesday that 25 Maryland corrections tactical unit officers have been indicted on hundreds of counts related to using excessive force, intimidation, and destruction of evidenc Source: Indictments charge 25 corrections officers with using excessive force, intimidation to dominate Maryland jails – Baltimore Sun

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Channel 4’s shocking Dispatches on child poverty is the reality check this election needs

Over four million children live in poverty in the UK, yet their lives are rarely this visible. Source: Channel 4’s shocking Dispatches on child poverty is the reality check this election needs

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Serbia Still Putting Children with Disabilities in Institutions: Report | Balkan Insight

Serbia has yet to resolve issues with including children with disabilities into the wider community, a UN study shows. Source: Serbia Still Putting Children with Disabilities in Institutions: Report | Balkan Insight

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Black special ed students in Grand Ledge face unequal discipline

A 2018 report shows black special education students in Grand Ledge Public Schools were suspended or expelled at higher rates than their peers. Source: Black special ed students in Grand Ledge face unequal discipline

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Illinois Girl With Down Syndrome Models For American Girl | Arlington Heights, IL Patch

The 9-year-old girl from Arlington Heights was asked to model for the American Girl holiday catalog, which was recently released. Source: Illinois Girl With Down Syndrome Models For American Girl | Arlington Heights, IL Patch

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For those with Down syndrome, not all clothing is accessible. These researchers want to change that – Chicago Tribune

When Jayden Niblett wakes up each morning, his mind races to remember what he is doing that day, and what he can wear to impress his friends. Source: For those with Down syndrome, not all clothing is accessible. These researchers want to change that – Chicago Tribune

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Zack Gottsagen didn’t let Down syndrome stop his dream of acting – Los Angeles Times

Zack Gottsagen knew he’d be an actor even after doctors said he’d never walk or talk. Now he stars in ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ with Shia LaBeouf. Source: Zack Gottsagen didn’t let Down syndrome stop his dream of acting – Los Angeles Times