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How Celebrity Cases Like the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial Have Shaped the National Conversation About Abuse

As a defamation trial between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife actor Amber Heard continues in Fairfax, Va., the headline-making case is raising awareness of domestic violence, as the two accuse one a..


Anti-Black Violence Has Long Been the Most Common American Hate Crime—And We Still Don’t Know the Full Extent

When a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, killing 10 people and wounding three more, the violence was shocking in its magnitude.

But to express shock about whom the sh..


The Buffalo Shooter Targeted a City Haunted by Segregation

The Tops supermarket on Buffalo’s Jefferson Avenue is surrounded by streets lined with dilapidated houses. Around the corner is a small strip with two barbershops, a nail salon, and a heavily guarded ..


An Alabama Correctional Officer Helped a Murder Suspect Escape. The Jailbreak Highlights a Bigger Problem

The seemingly made-for-TV story of the Alabama murder suspect who escaped from jail with the help of a female correctional officer after the two possibly became “romantically involved” ended in traged..


Ex-Jail Officer Dies and Fugitive Inmate Captured After Manhunt, Officials Say

A former Alabama jail official on the run with a murder suspect she was accused of helping escape shot and killed herself Monday as authorities caught up with the pair after more than a week of search..


Alabama Jailer Helped Murder Suspect Escape and Fled With Him, Authorities Say

FLORENCE, Ala. — Authorities issued an arrest warrant Monday for a jail official who they say helped an inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge to escape from an Alabama jail. A search was on for the..


Guns Became the Leading Cause of Death for American Children and Teens in 2020

Firearms became the leading cause of death for American children and teenagers in 2020, according to researchers who analyzed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.

This sad fact repr..


Mississippi Officers Cleared in Deaths of Homicide Suspect and His 3-Month-Old Baby

(BILOXI, Miss.) — A Mississippi grand jury has found no criminal fault by law enforcement officers in the shooting deaths of a Black man and his baby after a low-speed highway chase nearly a year ago...


A Monthlong Wave of Mass Shootings Rattles Communities Large and Small

Three mass shootings in the U.S. over the Easter holiday weekend capped a monthlong spate of gun violence that has touched both big cities and small, rural communities across the nation.

The gunfire ..


South Carolina Rocked by Back-to-Back Mass Shootings That Wounded 18

(HAMPTON, S.C.) — Authorities in South Carolina are investigating a shooting at a nightclub early Sunday that wounded at least nine people. It was the second mass shooting in the state and the third i..