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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference Saturday about the mass shooting in Virginia Beach the day before. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have launched a free online gun violence prevention course. Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty Images hide caption

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Free Gun Violence Prevention Course Launches To Educate Young Activists

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Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, seen in Council Chambers in 2015, originally introduced the measure that requires city contractors to fully disclose any sponsorship of, or contract with, the NRA. The gun rights group is challenging the ordinance. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Teen romance gone wrong can be dangerous for girls. Around 7 percent of teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by intimate partners, and girls were the victims in 90 percent of those deaths. Ross Anania/Getty Images hide caption

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Bump stocks like this one installed on an AK-47 are now illegal in the U.S., after the Trump administration changed how they are legally defined. The devices can allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire nearly as fast as a machine gun. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2011, a 17-year-old named Mishka told readers of his Facebook post that his Salem, Ore., high school was "asking for a f***ing shooting." That post and other furious outbursts triggered a quick, but deep evaluation by the school district's threat assessment unit. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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School Shooters: What's Their Path To Violence?

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, injected the immigration debate into a hearing on gun violence prevention. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Micheail Ward continued to deny his role as the gunman in the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at a sentencing hearing on Jan. 14. Ward was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated battery in August. Jose M. Osorio/AP hide caption

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Relatives and friends of Eduardo Felipe Santos Victor, a teenager who was shot dead in Morro da Providencia, a low-income favela community, mourn during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro, on Sept. 30, 2015. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Jason Dalton talks with his defense attorney Eusebio Solis moments before pleading guilty to six counts of murder and other charges on Monday, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Opening statements in the trial were scheduled to begin Tuesday. Joel Bissell/AP hide caption

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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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