Friday Round-up: this week in the news

  • Faced with budget cuts, Topeka, Kansas has decriminalized domestic violence and will no longer prosecute abusers. http://bit.ly/qjH95Y. But as one writer points out, the costs of this measure could be greater than lawmakers realize: http://wapo.st/ocu1fE
  • Hunger is rising in some DC suburbs: http://wapo.st/pCJtth
  • Monday was Columbus Day, but it was also World Homeless Day.
  • One in every four people will require mental health care at some point in their lives. But globally, less than $3 per person per year is spent on mental health. http://bit.ly/qTFjbO

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