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As of Dec. 27, this year 144 federal, state and local law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty — a rise from the 129 officers killed in 2017. Here, wounded Dekalb County Police K9 Indi stands by his handler's side during a funeral service for Edgar Flores on Dec. 18 in Georgia. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine finds that motor vehicle crashes were one of the leading causes of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. in 2016. Tim Graham/Getty Images hide caption

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Joel Fitzgerald is currently the chief of police for the Fort Worth Police Department, a position he's held since 2015. He is the mayor's leading candidate to become the top cop in Baltimore. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Sakran, a Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon, created the Twitter account @ThisIsOurLane and encouraged other doctors to share their experiences treating victims of gun violence. Courtesy of Joseph Sakran hide caption

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A Trauma Surgeon Who Survived Gun Violence Is Taking On The NRA

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At MOM-O's Thanksgiving Memorial Brunch, family members can light a candle in honor of their lost loved one. In its 25 years, the organization has supported hundreds of families in Charlotte through the loss of a relative after a homicide. Adhiti Bandlamudi/WUNC hide caption

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A Thanksgiving Feast With Space At The Table For Grief

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Helping a spouse or parent who has dementia steer clear of hazards can include ridding the home of all guns. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns?

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The conversation around gun violence in the U.S. usually focuses on homicides, urban crime and mass shootings. But the overwhelming majority of gun deaths are suicides. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis

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Police officers walk the scene in the Greektown neighborhood of Toronto on Sunday night. Police say a gunman opened fire on people in a restaurant. Three people are dead including the gunman, police reported. Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some firefighters, paramedics and police officers say the tragedies they respond to haunt them, leading to depression, job burnout, substance abuse, and more. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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The March For Our Lives movement is hitting the road this summer to register young people to vote ahead of the November mid-term elections. Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

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CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

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