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There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

We're <b>21 weeks</b> into 2018, and there have already been <b>23 school shootings</b> where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than <b>1 shooting a week</b>.<p>The parameters CNN followed in this count are:<p>A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not including the shooter)<br>• A shooting that …

Polar bears 'running out of food'

<b>High-tech tracking collars on nine female polar bears have measured the animals' efforts to find food on the diminishing Arctic ice.</b><p>Each bear wore a collar - recording video, location and activity levels - for 8-12 days, while metabolic tracers tracked the bears' energy use.<p>This revealed that most …

Pennsylvania teacher in hot water after addressing student's letter to 'Hiliar' Clinton

A central Pennsylvania teacher addressed an 11-year-old student’s letter to Hillary Clinton as “Hiliar Rodham Clinton,” saying it was “kind of a joke,” according to local media.<p>The teacher, Benjamin Attinger, later apologized to the student for the misspelling, which occurred after sixth-grader …

Fire kills 11 at a senior citizens facility in Japan

Eleven people have died in a fire at a home for elderly welfare recipients in northern Japan.<p>The fire broke out late on Wednesday night local time and quickly engulfed the three-storey building in Sapporo, on the island on Hokkaido.<p>Japanese media say that five people were rescued. The cause of the …

Mother watches as teenage son gets shot in the head

A mother watches as her 18-year-old son is shot in the head by a special constable during an altercation in a Quebec courthouse.<p>This is the moment a mother sees her son being shot in the head by a special constable in Canada.<p>The footage, released by the 18-year-old victim's mother, shows the …

Southern California's brief escape from drought ends

PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — California's brief escape from severe drought ended Thursday after scientists declared more than 40 percent of the …

Identities given for man, woman killed in West Side shooting

A man and woman found shot to death in an SUV late Wednesday have been identified.<p>Donald Holmes, 29, and Diane Taylor, 31, were shot in the head around 11:10 p.m. while sitting in an SUV in the 4700 block of West Arthington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, according to police …

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FDA reviewing animal studies in wake of monkey deaths

<b>(CNN) —</b> A decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to shut down a nicotine addiction study has stirred debate about what the future holds for medical research on animals.<p>The agency ended the study after the deaths of four squirrel monkeys involved in the research.<p>The study -- intended to …

With subtle jabs at Trump, Michelle Obama outlines 'what makes America great'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In her first major speech since leaving office, former first lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned argument for the importance of educators in communities across the country, saying the example they set is "what makes America great."<p>Without naming President Donald Trump, Obama …

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Lindsey Vonn and her ‘speed demon’ dog will melt your cold, cold heart

By Cindy Boren<p>Cindy Boren<p>Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It’s not exactly breaking news that Lindsey Vonn, the U.S. Olympic skier, has three of the most adorable dogs on the Internet.<p>They’ve been Instagram sensations for years with their …

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