Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a memorial following a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2018. (REUTERS/Thom Baur)
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On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. He had been kicked out, and reportedly was fascinated with guns. We hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember people who have died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
On February 16, the AP reports that claims of Nikolas Cruz being connected to the Republic of Florida are apparently false. Law enforcement officials have not confirmed that connection.
Steve Coll won a Pulitzer Prize for his book “Ghost Wars,” about secret American involvement in Pakistan and Afghanistan pre-9/11. His new book picks up the story. It covers how Pakistan secretly undermined the fight against the Taliban, and how three U.S. presidents have gotten the war in Afghanistan wrong.
Steve Coll, Author and Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CEO of New America Foundation
In the new documentary “Poop Talk,” actors and comedians -- including Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Carolla, and Nikki Glaser -- share funny stories about poop. It opens tomorrow at the Laemmle in Santa Monica. Randy and Jason Sklar are executive producers on the film.
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