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Oregon child welfare agency headed to trial over boy's death

SALEM, ORE. — Oregon's child welfare agency is headed to trial later this year in a lawsuit seeking millions in damages for the death of a 2-year-old who died in the care of his stepfather.

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Police probing death of baby who died in foster care at West Philly home

WEST PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl who was found unresponsive while in bed with her foster mother at a West Philadelphia home.

Officials say the baby was sleeping with the woman and her boyfriend when she was found unresponsive around 6 a.m. Saturday. The infant was transported to the hospital from the 5900 block of Haverford Avenue but was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Radcliff foster parent charged with murder in death of 4-year-old



A little more than two months after three children were removed from the Ca­ney­ville home of Ryan and April Payton in March 2017, the youngest of the children — age 4 — died from a head injury while in foster care at a Radcliff home.

On Thursday night, the man police believe is responsible for the May 10 death of Hunter Payton was arrested and charged with murder.

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Foster mom describes the days leading up to baby's death

Sunday, December 31st: a 911 operator picks up this panicked call from Belen.

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For the first time, the Michigan Auditor General sues administration to access records

LANSING – In what could be a first for the state, legislative auditors have asked a judge to declare that they can access confidential records in their efforts to hold the administration accountable.

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Sherin Mathews' father indicted on capital murder charge



The father of Sherin Mathews, a 3- year-old Indian girl whose body was found near their suburban Dallas home less than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage, was today indicted for capital murder by a grand jury.

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Judge: Oregon couple with lower IQs can parent their 2 kids

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has reunited an Oregon family despite concerns by the state that the parents are intellectually incapable of caring for their children.

Deschutes County Judge Bethany Flint determined Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence to show Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler couldn't safely parent, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .

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