After tragic mass shootings, we often hear politicians blame violent video games, but the research doesn’t really support that claim. There’s little scientific evidence to suggest that playing violent video games leads to mass homicide or violence in real life. Instead the debate in the research field is about the role violent video games play on more minor levels of aggression.
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Minimum wage in the U.S. has been $7.25 an hour for the last 10 years. Raising it could lift low-income workers out of poverty, but it might also kill jobs and potentially hurt the economy. Should it be raised or should it stay the same?
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