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Beating a hasty retweet: Avoiding the downsides of social media

WASHINGTON - Social media are filled with images of seemingly perfect people living seemingly perfect lives, but don't show the depression and anxiety that experts say can come from increased social media use. With thoughtful posting and viewing, they say, there are ways to counter the downsides of social media.

Feds no longer collect school shooting data, advocates left to scramble

WASHINGTON - As students walk out of classes to protest gun violence, the federal agency that had collected data on school shootings quietly stopped gathering it last year, leaving advocates scrambling to make sense of varied and sometimes conflicting private records.

State getting convictions as it slowly works through rape kit backlog

WASHINGTON - Since 2016, Arizona has methodically worked its way through a backlog of 6,424 rape kits that had been sitting in evidence rooms for years, testing more than half by this spring resulting in eight hits on suspects in previously unsolved crimes.