Marissa Valentini

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Sparks shooter, 12, got weapon used in fatal school attack from his home

The 12-year-old student who opened fire on a Nevada middle school campus, wounding two classmates and killing a teacher before he turned the gun on himself, got the weapon from his home, authorities said Tuesday.<p>Washoe County school district police said they are still working to determine how the …

Bullying may have motivated Nevada school shooter

SPARKS, Nev. — He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his hand.<p>The 12-year-old boy pointed the weapon at about …

US School Violence Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here is a list of random incidents of elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang-related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts.<p><b>US Timeline</b> …

Mass shootings in America are a serious problem -- and these 9 charts show just why

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no one commonly accepted definition of a "mass shooting." But whatever criteria you use, the conclusion's the same: There are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world.<p>If you go with the raw numbers ...<p>According to the <b>Gun Violence Archive</b>, which …

The Geography of Mass Shootings

Since 1982, mass shootings have spared few regions of America.<p>On Sunday night, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of festival goers in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 and injuring hundreds of others. The event has been named the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.<p>The maps below …

Guns

Student accused in Washington school shooting blamed 'bullying'

SPOKANE, Wash. (Reuters) - The teenager accused of opening fire at his Washington state high school, killing a student, told police he took the firearms from his father’s gun safe and wanted to teach his classmates a lesson about “bullying,” court papers showed on Thursday.<p>Alleged Freeman High …

Crime

Why kids should never let go of Lego

‘Legos in our household were king of the playroom.” That’s what Heidi, a mother of three in Irvington tells me. While her fourth-grade son has …

Bernie Sanders: Why We Need Medicare for All

This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right? Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic, and is designed to maximize …

New Trumpcare Deserves a Quick Death

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive more briefings and a guide to the section daily in your inbox.</i><p>To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: There they go again.<p>On Wednesday, a group of Republican senators plan to release a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. …

Trump either cannot see the differences in values between the U.S. and Russia or he doesn't care

Donald Trump, meet Bill Browder.<p>It is unlikely but possible that the president does not know about the history of this American businessman who …

Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning | Clare Garvie

Apple’s new smartphone will unlock using face recognition, thanks to infrared and 3D sensors. This technology is spreading – and complacency is not an option<p>I have a confession to make. I’m a privacy lawyer who researches the risks of face recognition technology – and I will be buying the new …

Machine Perception

There Is No Gender Wage Gap

Is the Gender Pay Gap Real?

The best view in every state

The United States isn't just amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties—though there are plenty of those. From sea to shining sea, this country has some of the most incredible natural and city views on Earth.<p>It should come as no surprise that wild wonders, including the Grand Canyon, Mount …

Hiking

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they …

Gender

#todayin: sexism: The simple truth about the gender pay gap (Spring 2017) - @aauw From introduction to report: In 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent...

From introduction to report:<p>In 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of …

Gender

How to Fix the Gender Wage Gap: Going Far Beyond an App

<i>To change the wage gap, we have to change systemic problems like unionization, work-family policies, and gender segregation.</i><p>The first piece of …

Equal Pay For Equal Work: The Gender Wage Gap By The Numbers

On Tuesday, President Obama announced the dedication of a national monument to women’s equality at the onetime headquarters of the National Women’s Party in Washington, D.C.<p>Standing in the historic home, where famed suffragists Alva Belmont and Alice Paul led the early 20th century women’s rights …

Gender Pay Gap Continues To Widen for Recent College Grads

In a presidential election year, the economy is always a focus. In this election year in particular, not just the overall state of the economy, but the gender pay gap has been a focus of debates and conversation. Now, the Economic Policy Institute has released a new report focusing on the prospects …

The Gender Pay Gap Is About More Than Just Money

The debate over pay at the Washington Post is about systemic bias as much as the numbers.<p>The Washington Post union and its management are divided over whether there's really a gender and racial pay gap in the newsroom. And far from being a debate just over dollars and cents, the issue is …

45 Most Beautiful Places in the World

<b>E</b>ach and every day professional photographer discovers new and amazing places fully loaded with nature. Most of you had never seen everything what …

New Zealand

What are the statistics on human trafficking of children?

View Comments<p>Child trafficking Statistics<p>U.S. & International<p>Ark of Hope for Children has compiled the following U.S. and international statistics on …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a travesty that many consider a problem of the past, or at least one limited to outside the United States. Unfortunately, in …

Human Trafficking Fact Sheet | Proposition 35

What is Human Trafficking?<p>Slated for the November 2012 ballot, Proposition 35 is an initiative that will fight back against human trafficking and the …

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Sexual Assault--Tool of Power and Control in Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor

"Washing the hands" is how one South African sex trafficker described the systematic tactic he and other traffickers used to deter victims from attempting escape. It sounds potentially innocuous or ominous, depending on a person's life outlook and knowledge on human trafficking. It's certainly the …

Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

Nepal earthquake 2015,Human trafficking,Sex trade,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Nepal,South and Central Asia,World news,Law,Society,Slavery,India,Global development<p>Criminal networks using cover of rescue effort to target poor rural communities in country from which an estimated 15,000 girls …

Natural Disasters

India's 'dark holes' where millions of girls disappear | Asia

<b>Kolkata, India -</b> A walk down the narrow, labyrinthine lanes of Kalighat reveals a new kind of graffiti splashed across its walls. Life-size silhouettes of young girls pop up at every turn of this bustling Kolkata neighbourhood, better known for its Kali temple and the city's oldest red-light …

This is what happened when a trafficking victim finally got the chance to run

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War, trauma and torture: For sex-trafficked Syrians in Lebanon there is no peace

<b>Beirut:</b> The iron-gated doors and blacked-out windows keep the room dark at all hours of the day. Lingerie is splayed across the floor and a whip …

Middle East