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McConnell: There's not much the federal government can do to respond to school shootings

Guns in America<p>WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he doesn’t think the federal government can do much to respond to school shootings.<p>“I don’t think at the federal level there’s much that we can do other than appropriate funds,” McConnell said at an event with …

Mitch McConnell

Experts Ranked the Most Dangerous Countries for Women. The U.S. Made the Top 10

What do Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and the U.S. have in common?<p>Besides the travel ban imposed by the last on the first three, these four countries are …

Answering the Call

I came out when I was 12, prompting several years of severe bullying. Soon after I turned to religion for help, only to find out that I was not …

UUA board will press congregations to make cultural change a priority

Elaine McArdle“Lives are being destroyed” by white supremacy culture in Unitarian Universalist communities, trustees say; board will address …

Race & Ethnicity

Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2018

The UUA’s General Assembly conference is this month, June 20-24, in Kansas City, MO.It is time to prepare, and if this is your first time, make sure …

New UUA Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit

Friends, I’m excited to share the new UUA Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit with you!I’m always sharing great UUA resources,<b> but this one is special</b> …

UUA Presidential Search Committee Report – The VUU #225

We chatted live on The VUU with several members of the UUA Presidential Search Committee about their most recent report. You can read the final …

Students at a Pennsylvania School Were Given Bulletproof Shields for Their Backbacks

Graduating eighth graders from a school in Pennsylvania were given bulletproof shields for their backpacks Monday in preparation for high school.<p>A …

Bulletproof shields given to 8th graders

Activate Your Social Justice this Summer

Take Their Word for It—You'll Be So Happy You Did<p><i>From our friends at the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) <br>—ed. (original post)</i><p>…

Two Injured, Suspect in Custody at Indiana School Shooting

A shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana Friday morning left two injured and the lone suspect in custody, according to law enforcement …

The Latest: Girl critical after Indiana school shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a possible shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):<p>8:25 p.m.<p>Police say a female student wounded in a suburban Indianapolis school shooting is in critical condition and the teacher who also was wounded is in good condition.<p>Noblesville police Lt. …

13-Year-Old Girl and Teacher Injured in Indiana Middle School Shooting as Student, 13, Is Suspect

A 13-year-old female student and teacher were injured during a shooting at an Indiana middle school Friday morning and a male student, 13, is in …

Register now for General Assembly 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make …

Texas governor says school safety talks will include gun control

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas kicked off a series of closed discussions on school safety on Tuesday by promising to discuss gun regulation as one way to stem deadly violence.<p>The roundtable events follow a school shooting last week that left eight students and two teachers dead in Santa Fe, Texas. The …

Democrats grill DeVos on school shooting response, transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday addressed the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, telling House lawmakers the shooting "was only the most recent, devastating reminder that our nation must come together to address the underlying issues that create a …

Education

Parkland Teens Speak Out Following Texas School Shooting: “You Didn’t Deserve This”

Three months after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the shooting’s teenage survivors turned to offer their support …

David Hogg Lambasts Politicians After Santa Fe High School Shooting

Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg took to Twitter on Friday to lambast politicians for their inaction on gun violence in the wake of yet …

Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School, sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.<p>Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated …

Santa Fe

Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.<p>Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated …

Santa Fe

Texas high school shooting: Live updates

Texas

Police: Rifle bought by mom used in Illinois school shooting

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A teenager used a 9mm semi-automatic rifle in firing shots at a northern Illinois high school before he was shot by a school resource officer, police said Thursday.<p>Illinois State Police also said 19-year-old Matthew Milby's mother bought the weapon in 2012 and that investigators …

Dixon High School Shooting

Dixon, Illinois police hail officer who confronted school gunman

California boy, 14, shoots high school student

PALMDALE, Calif. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy shot and wounded a student at a Southern California high school on Friday before fleeing the scene and being arrested at a supermarket by an off-duty police officer, law enforcement officials said.<p>The victim, a 15-year-old student at Highland High …

Suspect detained in connection to shooting reported at California high school

A suspect was in custody Friday after a shooting was reported earlier in the day at Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif., the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office told Fox News.<p>A 15-year-old male student was shot "in the arm/shoulder," brought to the "hospital by an unknown individual," and is in …

BREAKING: Shooting Incident At California High School

It is being reported there is a shooting incident at Highland High School in Palmdale, California.<p>The incident was confirmed to Fox News via the …

Knife attacker kills nine children, wounds 10 in China

Schoolchildren attacked as they returned home in one of the deadliest rampages in recent years.<p>A man with a knife killed nine schoolchildren and wounded at least 10 others as they were leaving their school in northern China, state-run Xinhua news agency said.<p>Seven girls and two boys were killed in …

Extremism

Death toll rises to 9 in school stabbing attack in China

<b>BEIJING --</b> The death toll has risen to nine in Friday's stabbing attack outside a middle school in northwestern China allegedly carried out by a …