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United States

12 October 2006

Capitol Hill Blue (Washington)

Statistically, our schools are safe. Students are safer there than anywhere else, including their homes. Nonetheless, the sporadic spasms of violence — shootings in four states in the past two weeks — are such a shock to the social fabric and the national sense of safety that the authorities feel compelled to do something, if only to convene a conference. Thus, this past week the president and first lady appeared at a hastily put together White House Conference on... (

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