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The Family Weekly: 20 Years After Columbine

Plus: Long-distance friendships, messy conversations about race with an interracial family, and how to raise a boy
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This Week in Family

Many of the teenagers who survived the Columbine school shooting 20 years ago today are now parents, raising children in a time when mass shootings feel so common that even kindergartners are put through active-shooter

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