http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-05-11-bottomstrip_x.htm More states are moving barring released sex offenders from living near or visiting schools, playgrounds and other areas where children gather. The measures build on child-abuse legislation, including federal and state "Megan's laws" that have made public the names of more than 450,000 convicted sex offenders. They reflect how lawmakers are heeding parents' calls for more aggressive measures to protect children. USA Today reports that since Alabama acted in 1996, six . . .
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