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Jennifer Garner: 'Playing Field For Kids In America Is Not Equal'

From actress to political activist!

Jennifer Garner has combined her powers with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to go to Capitol Hill to try and raise money for a totally worthwhile cause!

Jennifer Garner and Co. plan to introduce a bill called the Strong Start for Americas Children Act that they hope will expand the access that toddlers from poor families have to quality early education.

Garner has for a long time been a BIG advocate for expanding early education, and says that a lot of the problems that children from poor families go through later - may be resolved if they

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Miriam Carey, Capitol Hill Suspect, Might Have Had Post-Partum Depression

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As we all should expect, in the aftermath of yesterday's Capitol Hill scare — where a 34-year-old mother was gunned down by police officers after leading them on a reckless chase — people are looking for answers. They're looking for reasons as to why a seemingly normal mother and 'always happy' dental hygienist from Connecticut would do something like this.

The latest report might have an insight, and it's an explanation for that affects a whole lot of people at any given time:

Post-Partum depression.

Also known as the baby-blues, PP mostly affects mothers, but can actually affect fathers as well. In this case, Miriam Carey was believed to have been suffering from a severe form of it, as her 1-year-old was actually in the car at the time of the incident that ended Miriam's life.

This reveal has come from Miriam's own mother.

Here's what Idella Carey said about after the newborn arrived last August:

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Capitol Hill Scare: Female Suspect Shot Dead, 1-Year-Old Rescued, Injured Officer Recovering

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Many details are still unknown about this afternoon's terrifying car chase in our nation's capital, but police are now confirming that the female suspect was shot dead by police.

D.C. Police and federal law enforcement agents — the ones that weren't furloughed, at least — spoke at length in a (second) late afternoon briefing, and while they're reluctant to release many details on the suspect they have said they pronounced her dead.

Metro PD's representative revealed:

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Capitol Hill Scare: Watch The Intense Car Chase HERE!

Filed under: PolitikViolence

WARNING: DISTURBING

This is one of the most intense videos we've ever watched.

Earlier this afternoon, the Secret Service began to pursue a female suspect when they were alerted of her suspicious driving that was headed for the White House.

This resulted in the female suspect being cornered by multiple police cars. To escape, she backs up and SLAMS into one of the officials' cars and continues the chase.

Watch and see for yourself, if you're able to (above).

Then CLICK HERE for the latest news on this developing story

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Capitol Hill Scare: Police Provide Further Details; Child Confirmed On The Scene

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Thursday afternoon, Capitol police held a press conference to address the incident at Capitol Hill.

After giving their conference, we now know the following:

This afternoon there was a suspicious vehicle that attempted to pass a barricade at the White House to drive onto the lawn. Realizing something was wrong, the vehicle was then attempted to be stopped by the Secret Service. Shots were fired, and as SS continued to pursue the vehicle, the suspect then struck one of the police cars before crashing into the barricade.

As an act of caution, law enforcement put surrounding buildings on lockdown — those of which have now been released.

As far as the suspect, they can confirm that the suspect was female but can not attest to her current condition. They also believe there was a child present, and they believe the child is fine.

Capitol police then confirmed the police officer that was believed to have been shot in the situation was actually struck by the car. Fortunately, he appears to be conscious and breathing.

What caused this? So far, there is nothing to link this to terrorism. This is an isolated incident, they believe, but they are still collecting more facts before they release further information.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Capitol Hill Scare: Female Suspect Reportedly Rammed Barricade At White House, Details Below

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Thursday afternoon saw quite the scare in the Capitol, as gunfire erupted, causing a swarm of emergency respondents to appear in the area and address the emergency that locked down Congress.

While details were scarce before, we're now learning that the Secret Service says the female suspect slammed into a gate on the south side of White House, and then she fled to the Capitol.

She was initially pursued for suspicious driving, and as her move to the White House became apparent, the Secret Service got involved and she was then reportedly pursued by them.

Amidst this, police also enacted force as she got closer to the White House. And this is where the presumed shots were fired. As news got to the Capitol, it is believed that's when the lockdown was presumably enacted.

So far, there was one injury to a police officer reported, though no further details are available at this time.

House and Senate sessions were immediately suspended. Stay tuned for more updates.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Capitol Lockdown Lifted, Immediate Danger Over

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Thank goodness!!

We're now hearing the lockdown placed on the Capitol has been lifted, with the Senate Sergeant At Arms tweeting in confirmation:

Earlier reports of an active shooter situation shocked and scared the nation as those working on Capitol Hill were presumed in danger.

Confirmation on details are still scare. Stay tuned.

[Image via Twitter.]

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