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Bulletproof backpacks for children reflect a new reality in America

Bulletproof backpacks for children reflect a new reality in AmericaIn the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were murdered, parents are taking additional measures to keep their children safe. One of these safety measures, which reflect a new reality in America, are bulletproof backpacks created for children, which can hold school supplies as well as stop a bullet. According to Sarah Pampillonia, a mum and fifth-grade teacher, who spoke to The Cut, she considered buying one for her four-year-old after seeing a Facebook ad for the backpacks.



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Florida high school shooting victim's father: 'Hold your children tight'

Florida high school shooting victim's father: 'Hold your children tight'The father of one of the victim's of Wednesday's deadly mass shooting in Florida penned a heartbreaking Facebook post after learning of his daughter's tragic death.



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Health officials say flu vaccine most effective for children

Health officials say flu vaccine most effective for childrenThe CDC said Wednesday that while the flu vaccine is only 25% effective in adults, it protects 59% of the children who are vaccinated.



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President Trump addresses 'a nation in grief' on Florida shooting, tells US children they are 'never alone'

President Trump addresses 'a nation in grief' on Florida shooting, tells US children they are 'never alone'President Trump addressed the American public on Thursday following the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., speaking of unifying bonds and emphasizing mental health in his remarks. “My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief,” Trump said. Suspected 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz killed at least 17 people when he brought an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday and opened fire.



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Melania Trump to spend Valentine's Day with sick children at Maryland hospital

Melania Trump to spend Valentine's Day with sick children at Maryland hospitalMelania Trump will spend Valentine's Day with children at a hospital in Maryland, continuing her White House tradition of visiting sick young ones.



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ICE Detains Chemist Living In The U.S. For 31 Years In Front Of His Children

ICE Detains Chemist Living In The U.S. For 31 Years In Front Of His ChildrenSyed Ahmed Jamal was in his front yard in Lawrence, Kansas, preparing to take his daughter to school, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents put him in handcuffs and took him to jail.



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Save the Children headquarters attacked in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Save the Children headquarters attacked in Jalalabad, AfghanistanMilitants stormed the provincial offices of Save the Children in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two security guards and a civilian, and triggering hours-long clashes with the police, provincial officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.



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Turpin family: CCTV reveals moment imprisoned children escape from 'house of horrors'

Turpin family: CCTV reveals moment imprisoned children escape from 'house of horrors'Footage has emerged of the moment the imprisoned Turpin family children escaped from their parents’ “house of horrors”. Moments before police descended on the suburban home in Perris, California, the children, some of whom were allegedly tortured and shackled, the children can be seen filing out onto the drive. David Turpin, 56, and his wife Louise Turpin, 49, have been charged with torture, abuse and false imprisonment.



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At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season's Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season's Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy30 U.S. children have died from influenza-related causes so far this flu season, says the CDC, and some of them were perfectly healthy.



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Turpin family: Police may bring in dogs to search for bodies in house where children 'tortured' by parents, reports say

Turpin family: Police may bring in dogs to search for bodies in house where children 'tortured' by parents, reports sayDetectives investigating the case of the 13 siblings found locked up in a house in California, may “send cadaver dogs” to see if there was anyone else in the house who may have died, reports have suggested. Crime Watch Daily, a syndicated news show broadcast in multiple states across America, also reported that investigators were considering carrying out DNA tests on the Turpin children to check if they were all related, citing sources close to the case. The Sheriff’s Department in Riverside County and the police department in the City of Perris, California did not respond to The Independent’s requests for comment on the alleged plans.



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