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Research by Christopher Petrella and Josh Begley suggests that people of color are especially over-represented in for-profit prisons, according to Colorlines.
Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign at the end of the month, saying he’s too old to continue at the age of 85.
Today the AFP published a story on Afghanistan’s growing number of child drug addicts. Afghanistan produces 90 percent of the world’s opium. Rehabilitation centers are taking in children from three to twelve years in age.
IN OTHER NEWS
A teacher in Sullivan, Indiana is lobbying to exclude LGBT youths from prom, according to an article on Queerty.
Show your support for an inclusive prom by checking out this Facebook group.
Also, how did New York City’s homeless weather the snow storm?
And finally, Saturday was the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teen who was killed a week after performing at President Obama’s inauguration.
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