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Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

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This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ——— After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he'd be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart was failing, would receive lifesaving medical care. But after crossing the border into Arizona in May of last year, Border Patrol agents tore the man's 7-year-old son from his arms and sent the father nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) away to a detention center in Georgia. The boy, now 8, went into a U.S.-funded foster home for migrant children in New York. The foster care programs are aimed at ...

Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care

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This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children. ——— Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy are preparing to sue the federal government, including several who say their young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care. A review of 38 legal claims obtained by The Associated Press — some of which have never been made public — shows taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $ 200 million in damages. More than 3,000 migrant children were taken from their parents at the border in recent years and many more lawsuits are expected, potentially totaling in the billions. The families — so...
Doug Williams admits not talking to Clinton-Dix, Allen about Reuben Foster

Doug Williams admits not talking to Clinton-Dix, Allen about Reuben Foster

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When the Washington Redskins claimed controversial linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams cited conversations with a few former Alabama teammates currently on the roster. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said they never discussed Foster with any member of Washington's front office. On Thursday, while making his weekly appearance on a local radio show, Williams admitted he did not talk with all of Foster's college teammates currently on the roster. "We didn't hold a convention," Williams said during his appearance on The Team 980 on Thursday. "It wasn't like we talked to all five. The ones we did talk to knew him very well." ...
Steelers LG Foster injures knee

Steelers LG Foster injures knee

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Veteran offensive lineman Ramon Foster of the Pittsburgh Steelers suffered an apparent knee injury during a padded training camp practice Saturday. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the 32-year-old starting left guard has a "lower-body" injury. "I'm not going to speculate," Tomlin told reporters. "I'm simply going to make necessary adjustments accordingly and, more importantly than that, work our tails off to make sure that we're making this as safe as we can for him throughout this process." Foster held his right knee after going down following a play. He was carted off the field. Foster, who was undrafted out of Tennessee in 2009, has started 115 of the 130 games he's played with the Steelers. Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
Laura Prepon confirms she married Ben Foster

Laura Prepon confirms she married Ben Foster

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June 3 (UPI) -- Laura Prepon and Ben Foster are married. "Just Married! Thank you for all the love and support. Wishing all of us the good stuff!" Prepon tweeted Sunday, along with a black-and-white photo of her and her new husband. Both are smiling in the picture. Prepon is holding a bouquet of flowers in front of what appears to be her white wedding dress. Foster is wearing a shirt, vest, tie and hat. TMZ reported the couple obtained a marriage license in New York two weeks ago. They announced their engagement in the fall of 2016 after having dated only a few months. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, last August. Prepon, 38, is known for her work in That '70s Show and Netflix's Orange is the New Black. Foster, 37, has appeared in the TV dramedy Freaks & Geeks and the films H...