The lack of pain diagnoses attached to opioid prescriptions, the alarming new numbers on suicide attempts among trans youth, and other stories we're reading this week.
By Joshua Barajas, Harry Zahn, Erica R. Hendry
Studying more than 50,000 homicides over the course of a decade in 50 of the largest cities, a team of reporters at the Washington Post have pinpointed the places where murders are common but arrests are rare. Amna Nawaz talks…
WASHINGTON — This year has brought an unusually grim and steady drumbeat of violence throughout the country.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Why has there been a dramatic spike in homicides this year? Judy Woodruff speaks to Col. Sam Dotson, chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and Edward Flynn, chief of the Milwaukee Police Department, two cities that have seen…
By PBS NewsHour
Homicides are up by an average of 19 percent in 35 big cities this year. Chicago is the site of the most most murders -- 252 so far -- while the city of Baltimore had 45 homicides in July alone.
By Chelsea Coatney
A study claims to have new evidence that proves tighter gun control laws can reduce gun violence. After the repeal of a 2007 Missouri law -- a law that required potential gun buyers to be vetted and licensed by a…
By Michael D. Mosettig
If any one place symbolizes the continuing frustration facing the Mexican government dealing with drug gangs, it is Michoacan, a western state of 4.3 million, which might have suffered as many as 1,000 homicides in the past year.
One in every five homicides in Pakistan is a so-called "honor killing," according to a new epidemiological study published in the European Journal of Public Health.
As immigration becomes a key topic during this year's elections, the town of Hazleton, Pa. has passed ordinances to fine businesses and landlords who employ or house illegal immigrants and require city documents be in English.
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