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Want to understand our epidemic of gun violence? These stories are a good place to start

“The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”

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Students speak out on education, Betsy DeVos

Across the country, young people are seeking more agency in the future of their country, and education is no exception. As DeVos rolls out plans that stand to alter the learning landscape, students are sounding off on their fears, hopes and what they want to see happen.

Violence in Las Vegas: A good time turned tragic & how to help

Country star Jason Aldean was almost 30 minutes into his headlining set when a series of pops sounded above the music. For a moment, no one reacted. Zimmerman assumed that the lighting or sound systems had malfunctioned, but when the pops resumed, he had a horrifying realization: They were gunfire.

Called to duty in the Mexico quake

Rodrigo Heredia’s crew was just one of many civilian volunteer brigades and other first responders who showed up to rescue people trapped beneath the crumpled buildings.

Diving into diplomacy in Cuba

CubaMar brings together scientists, professors and students working on conservation projects or field research to exchange knowledge and plan work in a variety of areas, from coral reef protection to invasive species management.

Why they took a knee

"People in middle school and high school right now are going to be our future presidents, and they need to know what’s going on now so they don’t repeat it in the future."