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Legislation proposed to help protect young runaways

Ian Urbina of The New York Times reports that "state and federal lawmakers from around the country are pressing a variety of new laws that would make sweeping changes in the way runaways and prostituted children are handled by police officers and social workers."  Much of the new legislation was prompted by a Times series showing how the recession has led to an increase of young runaways involved in prostitution.

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