A ‘Sad Kinship’ as Towns Build Memorials to Victims of Mass Shootings

From San Bernardino, Calif., and Aurora, Colo., to Orlando, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., sites of memory honor those killed in gun violence, and survivors.

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Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

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Elijah McClain’s Family to Receive $15 Million in Settlement

Mr. McClain, a young Black man, died in 2019 after being restrained by the police in Aurora, Colo.

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Elijah McClain’s Family Reaches Settlement With City of Aurora, Colo.

Mr. McClain died days after he was detained by the police in Aurora in 2019. The terms of the settlement were not made public.

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Police in Aurora, Colo., Engaged in Racially Biased Policing, Investigation Finds

The inquiry by the Colorado Department of Law began after the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who was stopped by the police, put into a chokehold and injected with a powerful anesthetic.

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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Independent Report Is Highly Critical of Colorado Police in Death of Elijah McClain

A panel commissioned by the Aurora City Council also found “serious concerns” with an internal police investigation into the 2019 death of Mr. McClain.

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Officers Who Handcuffed Black Family Won’t Be Charged, Prosecutors Say

The encounter with the Aurora, Colo., police in August was recorded on a widely shared video that showed four children lying on the ground in a parking lot, crying and screaming as several officers stood over them.

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‘Nobody Sees Us’: Testing-Lab Workers Strain Under Demand

Laboratory technologists have been working nonstop to help the nation diagnose an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases.

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Colorado Attorney General Is Investigating Practices of the Aurora Police

The inquiry was announced on the same day that the family of Elijah McClain sued the police over the death of the 23-year-old Black man, after Aurora officers restrained him with a chokehold.

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Aurora Police Chief Apologizes After Officers Handcuff Children on the Ground

A widely shared video shows four children, two of them handcuffed, on the ground in a parking lot. Chief Vanessa Wilson of the Aurora Police Department said the Colorado city would offer therapy to the children.

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3 Officers Fired Over Photos Taken Near Elijah McClain Memorial

The Aurora, Colo., police chief said the officers mocked the death of Mr. McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist who died several days after officers put him in a chokehold last summer.

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Colorado Police Investigate Officers Over Photos Taken Near Elijah McClain Site

Mr. McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist, died several days after the police in Aurora restrained him with a chokehold last summer.

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