The New York Times – Is screen time bad for kids’ brains?

As part of an exposé on screen time, “60 Minutes” reported that heavy screen use was associated with lower scores on some aptitude tests, and to accelerated “cortical thinning” — a natural process — in some children.

Vox – 2018 was by far the worst year on record for gun violence in schools

A database, going back to 1970, shows there were more incidents and more deaths in 2018 than any other year on record.

USA Today – Kaiser Permanente mental health workers begin strike: ‘Our patients are suffering’

Mental health clinicians began a week-long strike for more resources with an energetic showing Monday, with hundreds of Kaiser Permanente workers picketing in two of California’s largest cities.

The Washington Post – Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas

The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland aimed at gaining consensus over how to combat rising temperatures.

The New York Times – In remote villages, surprising new measures save children with malaria

Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals.