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Coronavirus shelter-at-home rules upend U.S. child abuse prevention system

Reuters Tuesday, 21 April 2020
A California case worker hears screaming as she tries to conduct a telephone session for a child abuse prevention agency; an Oregon doctor sees signs of abuse a teacher might have spotted days earlier.
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