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156 Children Died Of Abuse In Texas In Fiscal 2013

The number of child deaths in Texas from abuse or neglect dropped significantly in the past fiscal year to the lowest level since 2000, according to a state report.

02/12/2014

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North Texas CPS Investigator Fired For Racially Offensive Tweets

A veteran North Texas special investigator with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, also known as CPS, has been fired after using racially inflammatory remarks on her personal Twitter account.

CBSDFW.COM–08/01/2013

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State Investigating Gladney Following Russian Adoption Death

A Fort Worth adoption agency is now part of a story that’s gained international attention. The story centers around the death of 3-year old Max Shatto, a Russian boy who died last month after he was adopted by a West Texas family.

02/26/2013

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Arlington Firefighter Reunited With Abandoned Boy 10 Years Later

A Texas boy abandoned at a fire station as an infant got a special wish for his 10th birthday: meeting the firefighter who saved him.

CBS 11–11/15/2012

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Texas Cuts Efforts To Prevent Child Abuse

A CBS 11 News investigation has found that, despite a staggering number of child deaths and injuries due to abuse, the state of Texas last year took away more than $27 million from programs meant to prevent such abuse.

05/21/2012