Monday, May 28, 2018
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Hey kids, there's more than Joseph Kony to get angry about

All you teens! Many millions of you and other young people have watched the "KONY 2012" video, and now you're ready to do something, anything, to finally stop Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. It's understandable. He's a bad guy. Go ahead and "Cover the Night" on April 20. In the meantime, while we have your attention, here are four more things you could get fired up about. Michael Kruse and Leonora LaPeter Anton, Times staff writers

1 Who makes your iPhone? From This American Life: "You seem kind of young. How old are you? And she says, 'I'm 13.' " Apple is looking into it. tinyurl.com/tbt- applefactory

2 Your peers are increasingly homeless. Last year, in Florida, that number was 56,680, according to a recent report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting — up from 30,878 four years ago. That includes more than 2,100 in Pinellas and almost 4,000 in Hillsborough. 60 Minutes did a piece last year. tinyurl.com/tbt-homelesskids

4"The little hands of the blueberry children." Heck of a phrase. Smaller fingers save time, and time is money, according to an ABC News investigation that focused on a Michigan blueberry farm where workers were as young as five years old. tinyurl.com/tbt-blueberrykids

3 They don't go to school and spend their days doing domestic chores. Many are abused. Restaveks are child slaves in Haiti. Their poor parents hand them over to wealthier relatives or acquaintances, some of them here in the United States. tinyurl.com/tbt-childslaves

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