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News Above the Noise—Week of April 14, 2024

News Above the Noise—Week of April 14, 2024

By The Sunday Paper Team
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1. The Crumbley Parents’ Cases Could Change America’s Response to Mass Shootings

In a landmark case, Jennifer Crumbley was found guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter after her son, Ethan, opened fire and killed four classmates and injured several others at his high school. Just weeks later, her husband James was also convicted of the same charges. The convictions are pushing new boundaries and set a new precedent for how mass shooters’ parents may be held accountable. Click here to read this story.

2. How Abortion Bans in Arizona and Florida May Shake Up the 2024 Elections

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a criminal abortion ban from 1864 that will render nearly all abortions illegal once it goes into effect. It came on the heels of a decision in Florida that allowed a six-week ban on abortion to take effect, replacing a 15-week ban. After both rulings, Democrats went on the offensive while Republicans largely distanced themselves from the issues. Here's a thoughtful look at how these decisions could impact our upcoming elections.

3. Half of U.S. Parents are Supporting Their Adult Kids

According to new research, nearly half of parents in the U.S. provide some kind of financial support to their adult children. Many parents say it’s because their kids—often who have full-time skilled jobs—can’t afford housing, transportation, childcare, medical care, or insurance without help. For more on this, read it here.

4. Spring Clean Your Brain for Sharper Thinking

It’s not just your home that can get dusty and cluttered: Your brain can get overloaded with “junk” that needs a spring cleaning, too. The good news: Your brain has an amazing ability to grow new neural pathways, which can help you feel sharper. And this can happen at any age—as long as you take care of your brain. This article shows you how.

Editor's Note: Every week, The Sunday Paper's team of journalists sifts through the news to make sense of what's happening in the world and provide hope for your week to come. We find what Rises Above the Noise and do our best to highlight what we think matters. If you’d like to read more in-depth, please note that while we do our best to feature articles that are not behind a paywall, some of the news pieces we recommend require their own subscriptions beyond our control.

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