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STEM Current Events: How DNA testing cracks cold cases

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In this NewsHour lesson, find out about the first genetic genealogy case to go to trial — and how the science behind it solved a 32-year-old double murder. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Design an invention to keep first responders safe

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As first responders keep our communities safe, learn how to help keep them safe through new inventions. Continue reading

Police shootings, race and respect

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students learn how police shootings have affected the lives of African Americans, including Tetrina Blalock featured in this Brief But Spectacular. Continue reading

How should elected officials react to mass shootings?

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson, the question of how elected officials should react to mass shootings is examined. Continue reading

Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?

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In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading

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