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It is hard to find a more impassioned group than conceal carriers who contend that they keep themselves and others safe by being armed. Yet is it true? Reports by ABC's 20/20 and the Violence Policy Institute indicate no.

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My California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship will explore various forms of trauma in communities stricken by gang violence -- its toll on individuals, families and neighborhoods; its sources; local efforts to move communities forward; and the obstacles it poses to making change a reality.

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The last 15 years of research on how adverse childhood experiences cause adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence is unequivocal. To understand what happened to Adam Lanza, we have to ask difficult questions.

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After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Americans look to our political leaders, our faith leaders, and our police investigators for explanations. We also look to our media to help us understand what happened, how and why.

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Today would have been easier if I did not give a damn. Easier if suffering was not real. Much easier, if I did not care. ...

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The plight of Hispanic teens at risk of becoming young parents illustrates how social determinants – poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing, the environment and safety – affect community health.

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Last August, Kanawha County school cooks were abruptly ordered to quit serving prepackaged food and cook instead, from scratch, with fresh ingredients, five days a week. With fewer students eating, Kanawha County's food program is projected to make about $350,000 less than it did the previous year.

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Multi-million dollar initiatives to help at-risk and parenting teens across Connecticut call for “evidence-based” and “culturally appropriate” approaches – the mantra of experts assisting Hispanic youth, who have the highest number of teen births in the state.

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Yanisha Claudio, 15, of Hartford, tenderly swaddled three-week-old Jordan, hoping he wouldn’t wake up. “He was crying until four o’clock in the morning,” said the weary Bulkeley High School freshman.

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