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Spate of Shootings Raises Fears of a Violent Summer

CHICAGO — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, racial unrest, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election...
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2 Boys Shot to Death Outside California Elementary School

UNION CITY — Two boys were fatally shot while sitting in a van outside an elementary school early Saturday morning, police said. The older boy died at the scene, and the younger child died en route to a trauma center. The shootings of the boys, ages 11 a...

Schools Turn to Apps, Other Tech to Guard Against Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims. "We've kind of reached this state of frust...