For many parents at the Olympics, watching their children compete is nerve-wracking. Beth Heiden Reid has a special perspective: she won a bronze medal in speedskating at the 1980 Games, and was in Korea to watch her daughter Joanne compete in biathlon.
At 23-years-old, Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan has covered three mass shootings. Wednesday's at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is just the latest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ramadan about her views on these events and their frequency.
On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left 17 children and adults dead. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, appeared in court on Thursday and was ordered held without bond.
The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is one of the most popular weapons in America. It's also been the weapon of choice for several mass murderers, including the gunman who killed 17 people on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, about his new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016. The book picks up the narrative of the CIA from where Coll's previous book Ghost Wars left off.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Head Football Coach Willis Mays was meeting with players when he heard shots near his office. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Mays about his colleagues, the school's athletic director and assistant football coach who did not survive.
Since the beginning of 2018, 18 school shootings taken place across the country. That total comes from the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. Not all of the 18 events were mass shootings.