Child welfare

FILE - In this file photo taken on May 30, 2018, Bill Browder, a U.S.-born Britain-based financier, talks to The Associated Press' reporters after leaving the anti-graft prosecutor's office in Madrid, Spain. Moscow lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya's role in the drama over the Trump campaign's Russian connections is rooted in her fight against Browder, who has become a leading critic of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
July 26, 2018 - 10:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, transcripts...
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Children look out a van window as they arrive at Lutheran Social Services, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Phoenix. Lutheran Social Services said they were expecting reunited families separated at the border when apprehended entering the United States to come through their facility. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 26, 2018 - 9:07 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families. The federal government was under a Thursday...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on April 22, 2018, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Veselnitskaya, the Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent, worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, File)
July 26, 2018 - 5:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump's presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Scores of emails, transcripts...
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First lady Melania Trump blows bubbles in a playroom with children during a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The first lady was promoting her "Be Best" campaign to help children. (AP Photo/Darlene Superville)
July 24, 2018 - 7:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Melania Trump joined in the children's pastimes of blowing bubbles and playing with trains Tuesday as she promoted her "Be Best" campaign at a hospital and expressed her desire to help educate mothers and children about the dangers of drug misuse and dependency. The first...
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First lady Melania Trump, right, hugs a child in a playroom during a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The first lady was promoting her "Be Best" campaign to help children. (AP Photo/Darlene Superville)
July 24, 2018 - 5:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump's trip to Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 5 p.m. Melania Trump has joined in the children's pastimes of blowing bubbles and playing with trains as she promoted her "Be Best" campaign at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. The...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2017 - 9:05 pm
State auditors have found that less than a quarter of the court-appointed advocates for foster children surveyed say prospective same-sex parents are treated differently than heterosexual couples. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that auditors also found that about 37% of those surveyed were...
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Dreamstime
December 10, 2017 - 10:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislative task force on child welfare is having meeting this week for the first time since a new top administrator took over the state agency it is examining. The Child Welfare Task Force is scheduled to have a daylong meeting Tuesday at the Statehouse and to discuss...
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Dreamstime
October 24, 2017 - 1:23 pm
A Democratic candidate for Kansas governor whose 3-year-old grandson's body was found encased in concrete has joined the push to reform the state's child welfare agency. Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer says his family filed multiple requests with the Kansas Department of Children and Families to...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
September 05, 2017 - 1:40 pm
It appears to be a gruesome ending to a Wichita child-welfare case. Six months ago a man contacted the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the Wichita police regarding the welfare of his three-year-old son, who was in the custody of his mother. In April, the boy's father filed an...
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Dreamstime
June 23, 2017 - 9:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that creates an independent task force to review the state's child welfare system. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the measure was in response to the deaths of a number of children who had been in state custody. It also...
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