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Top Headlines 9/13September 13, 2012 by Karen Edwards
Chicago students could be back in school by Friday as progress is being made between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, reports the Chicago Tribune.
A pilot program that helps homeless families that may need a child to enter foster care will be expanding, The Seattle Times reports.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is grappling with the federal decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, The Morning Call reports.
Trying juveniles as adults will be more difficult to do after a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, reports The Daily Journal.
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