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Vice President Kamala Harris to make Charlotte appearance

Vice President Kamala Harris will be in the Queen City Jan. 11. She’ll be here with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to talk about reducing gun violence and meet with educators, parents, and gun safety advocates to announce funding from the bipartisan Safer Communities Act. More.

343 and Counting: When Will It Stop?

During the days, weeks, and year following 9-11-01, if you were working in the firehouse and the tones suddenly went off and you heard the dispatcher’s voice say, “All units: Stand by for a department message—the signal 5-5-5-5 is transmitted, the department regrets to announce the death of … while operating at Manhattan Box 5-5-8087.” More.

Guantánamo Bay has been open for 22 years despite calls for its closure

It was 22 years ago this week that the U.S. opened a military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to hold suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks. That prison remains open today. It still holds 30 men, many of whom have never been criminally charged, and there has still been no 9/11 trial. More.

Recurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder: systematic review of definitions, prevalence and predictors

Many people will experience a potentially traumatic event in their lifetime and a minority will go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A wealth of literature explores different trajectories of PTSD, focusing mostly on resilient, chronic, recovered and delayed-onset trajectories. More.

Rep. Malliotakis announces new health-care funding for 9/11 first responders, survivors

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis recently announced millions in new health-care funding for 9/11 first responders and survivors. The congresswoman made the announcement in front of FDNY’s Rescue 5/Engine 160 firehouse in Concord on Friday as she stood among dozens of first responders. More.

Improving the mental health of babies, children and young people: a framework of modifiable factors

The mental health of babies, children and young people (BCYP) influences their future mental health, as well as their current and future physical health, affecting their wider life chances and outcomes. More.

Navy hero from Ohio awarded for his actions on 9/11 passes away

An Ohio man born in Cincinnati who served in the Navy and was awarded for his actions on 9/11 has passed away. Captain Dennis Kern, 74, passed away on Dec. 17 after a 10-month battle with brain cancer, according to his online obituary. More.

PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety Nearly Doubles in Israel in Aftermath of Hamas Attack

A first of its kind study conducted by researchers at Ruppin Academic Center in Israel and Columbia University documents the broad impact on the mental health of Israelis, both Jews and Arabs, with sharp increases in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety in the aftermath Hamas' attack in October. More.