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“They have very different personalities, backgrounds, interests,” she said after Thursday’s hearing. “They have been linked by what I call very weak circumstantial inferences.” Juvenile court is a better place for Higgins because it focuses more on treatment and therapy than incarceration, said Van Der Jagt, who told the judge her client struggles with depression.

In this Wednesday, April 23, 1975 file photo, Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., left, chairman of the Senate judiciary subcommittee on juvenile delinquency, and David MacDonald, assistant secretary of treasury, look over a display of guns prior to hearings on gun control in Washington. Republican President Richard Nixon also favored gun control. Bayh says that the NRA helped prevent his 1972 bill banning "Saturday night special" handguns from getting through Congress. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

NEW YORK | Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. You would be wrong. Gun interests, wary of any possible limits on weaponry, have successfully lobbied for limitations on government research and funding, […]

A bullet casing is marked at the scene of a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

DENVER | Colorado’s colleges all have plans for emergencies, including shootings. Community colleges work with the state system that oversees them, while universities have more autonomy over their individual plans. All work with law enforcement to develop these plans. HOW THE PLANS ARE DEVELOPED The Colorado Community College System, which oversees 13 campuses, hired ERCM Consulting […]

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015, file photo shows police searching students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at the college. Despite a federal law requiring them to have detailed emergency plans, colleges and universities across the country vary widely in how they prepare for campus shootings and inform their staff and students. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP,File)

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds. The AP […]