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Couple Suing SC, Hospital Over ‘Unnecessary Sexual Assignment Surgery’ On Child They Adopted

A couple is suing the state of South Carolina for what they say was unnecessary sexual assignment surgery on a toddler they adopted.

05/14/2013

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NC To Require Criminal Background Checks On Those Seeking Welfare

Some North Carolina legislators agreed Tuesday to require county social service workers to perform criminal background checks on people seeking welfare and food stamps, but the legislation provides no money to pay for the reviews.

04/03/2013

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Another Child Bitten At Home Where Infant Died

Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after the Department of Social Services says a child has been bitten in the home of a family that lost an infant to a dog mauling last year.

CBS Charlotte–01/09/2013

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