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Do school resource officers stop school shootings?

Last Updated by Stephanie Curtis, Marcheta Fornoff and Elizabeth Shockman on

This week Great Mills High School in Maryland joined the growing list of schools that have been the scene of a shooting. A school resource officer is being praised for quick action that helped to limit the number of fatalities.

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Why are the economic odds stacked against black men?

Last Updated by Stephanie Curtis and Elizabeth Shockman on

New research finds black boys and men face steep odds when it comes to economic opportunity in America -- even when they're raised in the wealthiest one percent of households.

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Minneapolis students heading to Washington, D.C. March for Our Lives

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The national student-led demonstration comes just over a month after a shooter killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

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Historian Allen Guelzo on why free speech matters

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Some reflections on the importance of the Constitution's First Amendment, by historian Allen Guelzo.

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School start times will shift in Edina

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Middle school students in the Edina district will start school later next school year and some elementary students will move to an earlier start under a plan approved Monday.

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Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

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The St. Mary's County Public Schools said on its website early Tuesday that there was a shooting at Great Mills High School, located in the southern end of the state.

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Chapter 3: Prison Cities

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In the first months of incarceration, Japanese Americans were hit with the humiliating conditions of camp life. The U.S. government denied that people of Japanese ancestry living in the "assembly centers" were prisoners, but the first summer in these camps proved otherwise.

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U of M study: Plant diversity doesn't protect lakes from invaders

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Researchers found no evidence that having a diverse plant community somehow keeps invaders such as curly-leaf pondweed or Eurasian milfoil from taking hold.

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Photos: Minnesota students walk out, join national gun violence protest

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Minnesota schools are part of an organized walkout at nearly 3,000 schools across the country, the biggest demonstration yet of student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

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The former student charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month will face the death penalty, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Mpls. teachers reach tentative agreement with district

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After 10 months of bargaining, teachers in Minneapolis have reached a tentative agreement with the public school district.

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What you need to know about the national school walkout Wednesday

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Students and teachers are expected walk out of their classes for 17 minutes to honor the victims of last month's school shooting in Florida and to call for tougher gun-control laws.

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Students, schools prep for Wednesday walkout over Florida shooting

Last Updated by Mukhtar Ibrahim on

Students in Minnesota and across the country plan to step out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Fla., shooting, where a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 students and staff.

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1968 LA school walkout protesters see link to Parkland teens

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Participants in a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout to protest dropout rates and paddle beatings for speaking Spanish that ended up prompting a wave of Mexican-American youth activism say they hear echoes of their demonstrations in the voices of outraged students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a mass shooting.

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Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

Last Updated by Baumhardt, Alex and Chris Julin on

Most American students practice "active shooter" drills in school. Fewer than one in a million of them will need it.

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