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Report: States Fail in Child Welfare, Safety

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Report: States Fail in Child Welfare, Safety

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Report: States Fail in Child Welfare, Safety

Report: States Fail in Child Welfare, Safety

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The federal government says every state in the nation falls short of the standards to protect children in their care from abuse and neglect. A report from the Department of Health and Human Services says no state has received a passing grade from the Bush administration in reviews over the past three years. The report says 900,000 children were abused or neglected in 2002, and 1,400 of them died. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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