Families confront dementia and guns

A four-month Kaiser Health News investigation uncovered dozens of cases across the United States in which people with dementia used guns to shoot themselves or others. From news reports, court records, hospital data and public death records, KHN found 15 homicides and more than 60 suicides since 2012, although there are likely more. The shooters…

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Jailed to Death, a five-part series looking into inmate deaths in North Carolina

Jailed to Death, a five-part series in The News & Observer looked into more than a decade of inmate deaths at North Carolina county jails. The series found more than 50 deaths in the past five years in which inmates were not properly supervised; in some of those cases, inmates had not been checked for…

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