Sandy Hook families aimed to hold the makers of the guns used in the shooting responsible.
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While it’s a victory for the families of the victims, the settlement leaves a key legal question about the gun industry’s liability shield unanswered.
Women wearing burqas wait for free bread outside a bakery in Kabul on Jan. 24, 2022.
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The Taliban’s recent abduction of 40 people, and gang rape of eight women, has not captured Western media attention. But activists inside Afghanistan point to worrying levels of violence.
Stewart Rhodes must stay behind bars until his trial.
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About 10% of the Oath Keepers are active-duty military, and around two-thirds are retired military or law enforcement.
Some stars travel at high speeds through the universe and sometimes leave spectacular clouds of dust and gas in their wake.
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Hypervelocity stars were discovered only 15 years ago and are the closest things in existence to real shooting stars. They travel at millions of miles per hour, so fast that they can escape from galaxies.
Mailboxes are increasingly becoming the scene of a crime.
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A cybersecurity research group has been tracking a significant rise in the number of stolen checks being sold on sites like WhatsApp and Telegram, which often results in stolen identities.
So far in 2021, there have been over 200 school shootings.
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With school shootings in 2021 at the highest they’ve ever been, experts on the topic offer advice about what to do about it.
Ethan Crumbley being arraigned on charges including murder.
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Disturbing online posts and written messages were purportedly left by Ethan Crumbley in the days running up to deadly school shooting.
Debris at the site where an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade.
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At least five people were killed and many more were injured after an SUV crashed into a Christmas parade. A terrorism expert explains how vehicles have been weaponized.
Police officers wear body cameras in Oakland, California, on Dec. 4, 2014.
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Police body-worn cameras increase disciplinary action against officers and reduce racial bias against citizen complainants, according to a recent study.
The public often assumes that scientists are atheists. The reality, however, is more complex.
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Two sociologists conducted interviews with atheist scientists and found that their views on religion are not as strident as the public perceives. Some even go to church.
Ceci n'est pas un Magritte.
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Three tobacco-flavored cartridges and a vaping device have been approved by the FDA for sale in the US. It comes after a decadelong debate over e-cigarettes.
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The secret recipe came from Arthur Dee, 17th-century alchemist and royal physician to the Tsar.
Another door closes on federal police reform.
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Months of bipartisan talks in Congress aimed at reaching consensus over policing reforms have ended with no agreement. Two policing scholars argue that federal efforts are better placed focusing on supporting local measures.
Your experiences affect your brain – and your brain affects your health.
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New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.
Domestic extremists were involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Addressing American domestic radicalism will require new ways of thinking about the nation’s problems, and new ways of solving them.
Sign on the dotted line.
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Lawyers were thought to be mostly immune from the coming AI revolution, but two legal experts explain why jobs that rely on human ingenuity can still be affected.
A woman sells vegetables on the street in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia in June 2021.
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To avoid a repeat of one of the worst humanitarian crises of recent times, Ethiopia needs all-inclusive national dialogue.
Both climate change and policies to prevent it can rattle the economy.
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It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.
Illegal gun use is now a public nuisance in New York.
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The state’s revised statute will likely lead to a flurry of lawsuits against firearms manufacturers and gun stores. What’s less clear is whether that will curb gun violence.
Some students were 7-8 months behind on average in math and reading.
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New research on Atlanta-metro students suggests they fell 7-8 months behind on learning during the pandemic.