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Expungement App Tries to Help Erase Minors’ Records in Illinois

Expungement App Tries to Help Erase Minors’ Records in Illinois

By Julianna Nunez Juvenile Justice Information Exchange CHICAGO — The Mikva Challenge Foundation released a (web) app aiming to encourage more juveniles to seek assistance expunging their arrest and court records. In 2012, only 70 of the 25,000 youths who were arrested in Chicago got their records expunged, according to a report by the Juvenile

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Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens, Especially Hispanics

SaludToday A growing number of U.S. teens—especially Hispanic teens—are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, according to a new survey from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, HealthDay News reports. Overall, 11% of teens admitted using hGH in 2013, up from 5% in 2012. About 13% of Hispanic teens

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Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week Archaeologists undertaking investigations in the Peruvian region of Arequipa discovered a large geoglyph last December. According to Peru21, the geoglyph is approximately 60 meters by 40 meters and is located in the province of Caylloma. Peru21 reports that the initial archaeological investigations were performed at the request of the

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Is college education segregating U.S. cities?

By Clifton B. Parker-Stanford Futurity America’s cities are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers clustering in places that less-educated people cannot afford. A new paper reports that economic well-being inequality in American metropolitan areas increased 67 percent from 1980 to 2000, primarily due to changes in wages, housing costs, and local amenities.

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Guest Voz: Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border

By Diana Campoamor LatinaLista Diana Campoamor is the president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), the parent organization of the crowdfunding platform HIPGive (and a partner of Latina Lista). In an effort to address the humanitarian border crisis, HIP launched an emergency HIPGive campaign. The campaign is meant to support the work of those agencies on

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