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Accidental Deaths

Two Kids Die After Getting Trapped In Hope Chest

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 03.15.2014 | Crime

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — A neighbor has identified two Massachusetts siblings who died after getting trapped in a chest as a 7-year-old boy and an 8-y...

Teenager Accidentally Strangles Himself With Dog Leash

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Kentucky teenager known as a "jokester" was strangled by a dog lead he put around his neck while playing with friends at the star...

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.

Machismo Linked With Accidental Deaths, Study Finds

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Too much machismo could get you killed, according to a new study. In places where there is a strong sense of a "culture of honor" -- where there is...