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Loophole in abuse, neglect statutes permits inaction to persist

An Oklahoma mom killed her newborn by putting him into the washing machine with a load of laundry. A Utah mom gave her 17-month-old a fatal mix of methadone and Tylenol. A Pennsylvania mom suffocated her six-week-old.

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