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Friday Round-up: this week in the news

October 14, 2011
  • Faced with budget cuts, Topeka, Kansas has decriminalized domestic violence and will no longer prosecute abusers. But as one writer points out, the costs of this measure could be greater than lawmakers realize:
  • Hunger is rising in some DC suburbs:
  • Monday was Columbus Day, but it was also World Homeless Day.
  • One in every four people will require mental health care at some point in their lives. But globally, less than $3 per person per year is spent on mental health.

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