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Each year in the United States, thousands of children are convicted of crimes and sentenced as adults to serve time in adult prisons. 

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The Kentucky Speedway in Sparta staged its first race event sixteen years ago this month. Since then it has hosted NASCAR, ARCA and other racing events, along with concerts and a variety of special events and racing experiences. 

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines. 

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Smaller, lighter, less-expensive digital cameras, computer generated imaging (CGI), non-linear editing and other advances in technology have provided film makers with an entirely new set of tools to tell their stories and create movie magic. 

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It’'s every kid’'s dream come true: a study by the American Psychological Association shows that video games may provide learning, health and even social benefits. 

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"Don't put all of your eggs in one basket." Sound advice for anyone with an investment portfolio, including a retirement account. Financial experts recommend diversifying the types of assets you hold and the companies and industries you invest in to minimize risk.

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Kids and teenagers with special needs may require extra assistance due to medical, emotional or learning issues. Increased accessibility and inclusion is important for them not only in schools, but throughout the entire community.

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More people are growing their own fruits, vegetables and herbs to provide their families with a steady supply of fresh foods. But some backyard gardeners often find they have an over-abundance of produce. And many of them are discovering the value of small market gardening as an extra source of income, or even as a career.

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When children experience poverty, or live below the poverty threshold, it affects them physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, Cincinnati ranked the second highest in the nation with 53.1 percent of children living in poverty. While that percentage has declined in recent years, the rate of child poverty in Cincinnati is still more than 44 percent, which is double the rate of the state and nation.

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Cincinnati ranks among the worst in the nation for child poverty. However, there are many programs in the Greater Cincinnati area that are working to help individuals and families escape poverty. They provide assistance in areas such as family support services, education, employment, health and income.

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