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'90s kids were asked to do 'simple things' to save the Earth. Gen Z is thinking bigger

'90s kids were asked to do 'simple things' to save the Earth. Gen Z is thinking biggerA 1990s book told kids of the "simple things" to do to affect the environment. Today, many say bigger changes are needed to stop climate change.



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No future, no children: Teens refusing to have kids until there's action on climate change

No future, no children: Teens refusing to have kids until there's action on climate changeCanadian Emma Lim is pledgeing NoFutureNoChildren until her government takes serious action against climate change. And it's cathcing on globally.



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Teens are pledging not to have kids until the government takes climate change seriously

Teens are pledging not to have kids until the government takes climate change seriouslyEmma Lim, an 18-year-old student at McGill University in Montreal, recently launched a climate-change movement called "NoFutureNoChildren."



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St. Louis officials offered $100K reward for unsolved child murders. Then two more kids were shot

St. Louis officials offered $  100K reward for unsolved child murders. Then two more kids were shotOfficials in St. Louis offered a $ 100,000 reward for information in a recent string of child murders. Then two more kids were killed.



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Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospital

Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospitalFive people were taken to the hospital Friday night after malfunctioning roller coaster failed to stop in Ocean City, Maryland.



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Biden: 'Look, I misspoke' about poor kids

Biden: 'Look, I misspoke' about poor kids“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids," Biden said earlier this week.



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Biden in Iowa Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids’

Biden in Iowa Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids’(Bloomberg) — Joe Biden told a group of mostly Asian and Hispanic voters in Iowa on Thursday that “poor kids are just as bright” as white children.The former vice president, known for his verbal gaffes, made the remarks to the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, where he’s on a four-day campaign swing for the Democratic presidential nomination.“We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented, as white kids.” He quickly added, “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”“We think how we’re going to dumb it down. They can do anything anybody else can do given a shot."Biden, 76, has been criticized for his tendency to say awkward, sometimes surprising, things. When his future boss, Barack Obama, was running for president, Biden once remarked that Obama was “clean” and “articulate,” a remark that raised eyebrows.The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, under a barrage of criticism from Biden and other Democrats for what they term racist rhetoric, posted video of Biden’s remark.Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement on Friday that Biden “misspoke and immediately corrected himself during a refrain he often uses,” namely how to level the playing field for low-income students.She also said, incorrectly, that the video only contained the first part of Biden’s sentence. She added, "And it’s no coincidence this comes days after Joe Biden laid out how this president emboldens white nationalism and embraces racism.”(Updates with new details about Trump video and Biden aide quote in seventh paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Emma Kinery in Washington at ekinery@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Joe Biden’s Latest Slip-Up: Telling Iowa Voters ‘Poor Kids Are Just as Bright’ as ‘White Kids’

Joe Biden’s Latest Slip-Up: Telling Iowa Voters ‘Poor Kids Are Just as Bright’ as ‘White Kids’Scott Morgan/ReutersJoe Biden raised eyebrows Thursday night after telling a crowd made up mostly of Asian and Hispanic voters that “poor kids are just as bright” as “white kids.” The former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was speaking at a town hall for the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC in Des Moines, Iowa, when he made the gaffe.“We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools,” the 2020 frontrunner said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” He quickly corrected himself, adding “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids” to the list. “No I really mean it, but think how we think about it,” he said.President Trump’s re-election campaign was quick to seize on the slip-up and share a video of the remarks. “Yikes… have fun mitigating that one,” Andrew Clark, rapid response director for the Trump campaign, wrote on Twitter.Biden, who has dubbed himself a “gaffe machine” for his well-documented history with verbal blunders and embarrassing slip-ups, has yet to comment on his remarks, which came just hours after he said President Trump “encourages white supremacists.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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500,000 kids could lose free school lunch under Trump administration proposal

500,000 kids could lose free school lunch under Trump administration proposalMore than 500,000 kids could lose automatic eligibility for free school meals thanks to a proposed restriction by the Trump administration on the food stamps program, according to Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott.



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Border Patrol Chief Asks Congress for New Laws for Migrant Kids

Border Patrol Chief Asks Congress for New Laws for Migrant Kids(Bloomberg) — The head of U.S. Border Patrol told lawmakers that supplemental funding is a temporary solution for the crisis at the southern border, which will only be solved when Congress passes legislation to address how children and families are detained and processed.“To make a lasting impact Congress must make the changes to the legal framework that we have outlined time and time again,” said Carla Provost, the Border Patrol chief. “A Band-Aid is simply not enough.”At Wednesday’s hearing, Provost told the House Appropriations Committee that by the time Customs and Border Patrol could access the $ 4.6 billion in supplemental funding approved by Congress last month, the agency had been dealing with an influx of migrants for eight months.She said that while the additional money has helped, Congress has to change the legal agreement, known as the Flores Settlement, that sets conditions for how migrant children are to be handled while in custody,Part of that court settlement says migrant children can’t be held in CBP custody for more than 20 days. Provost said smugglers are convincing more families to cross the border with children because the CBP can’t hold a child for more than 20 days, and they cannot separate a family unit.“We need to be able to hold families together, not in a border patrol facility let me be very clear, in a family residential center throughout an expedited immigration process if we are truly going to address this issue,” Provost said.Family SeparationRepublicans on the committee supported Provost’s demand for a change to the Flores settlement while Democrats questioned the treatment of children in custody and the continued separation of migrant families since President Donald Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy that ended more than a year ago.Provost said children are separated from the relatives they’re traveling with if those family members are neither a parent nor a legal guardian.“We do have many children that are either coming with other siblings, some are coming with other siblings that are minors, aunts, uncles,” Provost said. “By law, I cannot keep those individuals together.”Members of the committee also questioned Provost’s membership in a Border Patrol Facebook group where agents mocked migrants and made crude comments about members of Congress.Provost said she did not realize she was a member of the group, as she was added to several groups when she first became the chief. She said she never saw the comments from the Facebook group until they were exposed by ProPublica but, she does not support the comments and she does support the continuing investigation into the members involved.To contact the reporter on this story: Jarrell Dillard in Washington at jdillard11@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Anna Edgerton, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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