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An active shooter drill at a high school. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

"While schools are as safe as they've ever been, school shootings are happening more than often and have become a commonality in America's culture today," writes Ashley Fetters of The Atlantic.

Why it matters: There have been 17 school shootings in the first five months of 2018, per data from the Washington Post. As they've become more common, so have the recovery strategies employed by schools and communities.

Schools normally return to business as usual in three steps, Fetters writes: A short school closure, a memorial of some kind to welcome students back and an increase in security measures.

Return times

Immediately following school shootings, Fetters writes, facilities close down for obvious reasons. But the goal is to return back to their normal schedules as soon as possible.

Schools that suffer more damage tend to have heavily delayed returns, Fetters writes, and often have to remain closed because schools are active crime scenes with elements that may traumatize students.

Increased security

Schools initially tend to increase security for the rest of the year after a shooting, and then worry about long-term measures later. This fall, students are returning to school facing metal detectors, bulletproof glass, and an increased police presence in the hallways.

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Tech scrambles to derail inauguration threats

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Tech companies are sharing more information with law enforcement in a frantic effort to prevent violence around the inauguration, after the government was caught flat-footed by the Capitol siege.

Between the lines: Tech knows it will be held accountable for any further violence that turns out to have been planned online if it doesn't act to stop it.

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Uganda's election: Museveni declared winner, Wine claims fraud

Wine rejected the official results of the election. Photo: Sumy Sadruni/AFP via Getty

Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner of a sixth presidential term on Saturday, with official results giving him 59% to 35% for Bobi Wine, the singer-turned-opposition leader.

Why it matters: This announcement was predictable, as the election was neither free nor fair and Museveni had no intention of surrendering power after 35 years. But Wine — who posed a strong challenged to Museveni, particularly in urban areas, and was beaten and arrested during the campaign — has said he will present evidence of fraud. The big question is whether he will mobilize mass resistance in the streets.

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Episode 1: A premeditated lie lit the fire

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 1: Trump’s refusal to believe the election results was premeditated. He had heard about the “red mirage” — the likelihood that early vote counts would tip more Republican than the final tallies — and he decided to exploit it.

"Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call Sammon and Hemmer!”