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Exposure to violence linked to teen obesity

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Kids who are obese often develop poor eating habits during adolescents, and those habits get worse when they're around violence.

Kennedy Center cheers real jazz from Kenwood

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The jazz band from Chicago's Kenwood Academy performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington this evening. Words fail me.

Kids at Md. bus stop witness shooting

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Students witnessed a domestic violence incident that involved a shooting near their bus stop. Even biological changes come from neighborhood violence.

Gun violence still rising in PG-13 films

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The amount of gun violence in PG-13 movies has gone up over the last 30 years, compared to that in R-rated movies, which has remained relatively constant.

White teen assaulted in Chicago & on Facebook

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The beating of a white, mentally disabled teen by 4 young black adults, broadcast on Facebook Live, has stirred outrage and concern.

Shooting, gang violence lead to PTSD

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Many people, especially women, who experience trauma and violence in their neighborhoods, develop PTSD and depression, a Northwestern U. study suggests.

Young people can resolve conflict without violence

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Education Week published an op-ed written by directors of the U. of Chicago Crime Lab. What if we taught teens, in health class, to resist violence?

Milwaukee riot follows a police-involved shooting

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Riots broke out in Milwaukee Saturday following a police-involved shooting of an armed black man who was fleeing police. Frustration reigns.

Police in Minn. shoot a school cafeteria worker

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A protest over police shooting of black people turned violent in Dallas, but the nation is now engrossed in a conversation about police-community relations.

Gunfire at Oaxaca teachers’ union fight

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Violence has erupted near Mexico City, as teachers in Oaxaca state protest government "reforms" that include strong teacher evaluations.