US study finds correlation between youth suicide, household gun ownership

Professor Michael Siegel of Boston University, co-author of a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on January 17, declared household gun ownership rates within the United States to be “the strongest single predictor of a state’s youth suicide rate”. Wikinews interviewed Siegel to learn more. Siegel and colleagues including predoctoral fellow […]

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US: Illinois finds 500 more Catholic clergy accused of abuse

State attorney general says Catholic dioceses withheld names of hundreds of clergy accused of sexually abusing children. The disclosures are a new blow to the credibility of the church, which has struggled to contain the scandal [File: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters] Illinois’s attorney general has issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in […]

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