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More children in the U.S. now die from gun-related injuries than from car accidents, according to a University of Michigan study. Researchers found deaths by suicide, homicide and accidental shootings rose 30% between 2019 and 2020. Car accidents had been the leading cause of death among youth since the 1950s. Drug-related deaths rose 80% during the same one-year period – becoming the third leading cause of death for children. Black males make up 50% of all gun violence victims in the U.S.
Other headlines for April 25, 2022:
- Michigan Republican Party announces two official candidates for top state races
- Detroit’s Greektown Casino will have a new name next month
- DIA names Elliott Broom its new chief operating officer
- Detroiter Zwena Gray embarks on six-week hike through Canada’s Bruce Trail (read more about Gray’s journey)
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