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US is flatlining

The 2017 Social Progress Index is out and according to Michael Green , the CEO of SPI, the United States is “flatlining,”

primarily due to its falling scores on measures of tolerance and inclusion.

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Shootings Now The Third Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Children


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❝ Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots. It isn’t hard to find them: In June alone, a 6-year-old accidentally shot and killed a 4-year-old in South Carolina, a father accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old daughter in Indiana and an 8-year-old Mississippi boy was accidentally shot in the chest.

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Culture

St. Louis police plead for public's help after deadly weekend violence

ST. LOUIS, MO – A disturbing weekend of violence in St. Louis left seven people dead and several others wounded. There have been 85 homicides so far this year; police say 85 families affected by gun violence. 292 more words

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Edmonton police seeking tips in stabbing death of 33-year-old man

Editor’s note: Police originally said Coates was 25 years old but later clarified he was 33.

Edmonton police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the city’s latest homicide, which happened last week in the Beverly area. 369 more words

Crime

Son Found Parents Stabbed To Death In Austin Home

CHICAGO (CBS) — A person was in custody Sunday afternoon after a son found his elderly parents stabbed to death early Sunday in their Austin neighborhood home on the West Side. 308 more words

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As homicides pile up, deputy police chief calls Edmonton 'safe city'

With police investigating four homicides in just the past nine days, and only hours after police began investigating the latest homicide in Edmonton – a deadly north-side stabbing… 643 more words

Crime