Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Armando Viera, center, consoles an unidentified woman after a motorcade with the body of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus went by Nov. 8, 2018.
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Mass shootings bring terror in ways that people watching from afar can only imagine. And yet, society at large is affected, a trauma psychiatrist writes.
Demonstrators in front of the White House, August 2018.
'Treason' is the only crime specifically defined in the US Constitution. The word is being used a lot these days, and a law professor says no one actually appears to know what treason is.
A Detroit police officer makes an arrest during the riots of 1967.
Detroit is Burning.
In 1967 race riots nearly tore Detroit apart. The next year, the Kerner Commission, appointed by president Lyndon Johnson, placed the blame on the way the police and had handled the response.
Shooting victims are removed from the Algiers Motel in Detroit, July 26, 1967.
Efforts to keep the city segregated led to one of the largest civil rights rebellions of the 1960s, and interactions between citizens and police turned deadly.
Thomas Johnson drinks Gatorade at a ‘Beat the Heat’ event the company sponsored in Fort Worth, Texas, June 10, 2013.
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Yes, it's hot outside. And football practice is starting for thousands of kids. But coaches and parents should be careful about tellings kids to drink more water. That has been deadly.
More than half of all U.S. truck drivers exceed the federal limit of 60 hours per week.
Low pay pushes drivers to work extremely long hours, causing more crashes and more traffic deaths.
What do we really know about homelessness in the U.S.?
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
The US suicide rate rose 30.4 percent between 1999 and 2015.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
Plaintiff Mark Janus, right, leaves the the Supreme Court Wednesday.
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The Supreme Court's Janus ruling extends strong protection to the First Amendment 'right of silence' and continues their trend of expanding First Amendment rights, often at the behest of conservatives.
Protesters awaiting the Supreme Court decision.
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The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
Your phone knows where you’ve been.
People's most private information isn't on paper locked in desks anymore – it's online, stored on corporate servers. The Supreme Court now says some privacy protections cover that data.
Instructor Sensei Giuseppe of Kids Kicking Cancer Italy, teaching a young cancer patient in Bergamo, Italy, on June 6, 2018.
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Children with cancer often experience terrible pain. Adults who treat them are determined to lessen their suffering. Can the lessons from helping kids with cancer pain inform treatment for adults in pain?
Black men occupy a disproportionate share of prison cells in the U.S.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Europe’s digital-data regulations are having ripple effects around the world.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Children are often sad when separated from their parents for a short time, but the effects are pronounced if the separation is long.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
Two refugee children play at Tolan Park, a research and treatment center in Detroit, the site of the author’s research.
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In the seven years since civil war erupted in Syria, refugees have fled the violence and destruction. But starting over in a new country after such experiences is much harder than it may seem.
All bottled water comes from somewhere.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
The justices have previously ruled that the government cannot compel people to speak its message or associate with ideas they do not hold.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
Mariah Carey in Inglewood, Calif. on March 24, 2018.
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Bipolar disorder is an often misunderstood psychiatric illness. An expert defines it and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
A sign comparing Trump to Hitler at the Women’s March in Seattle, in January 2018.
Whenever we apply that political or moral comparison, we set the bar for inhumanity as high as possible. Should the abyss of World War II really be the main measure for all things political?