A student armed with a shotgun killed himself after opening fire at a Colorado high school, wounding two fellow students, police said Friday.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the armed student entered the school and said he was looking for a specific teacher. Robinson said another student confronted the gunman and then was shot.
He said police later found another student inside the school whose injuries were considered minor.
The shooting took place at Arapahoe High School, located about 8 miles from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, where 13 people were killed in a massacre in 1999.
The Associated Press quotes a hospital spokesman as saying the wounded student was taken into surgery.
It's the fall of 1970. Neil Young takes the stage at a small club in Washington, D.C. His career is heading in a new direction: His folk-rock group, Buffalo Springfield, has dissolved; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is on the way out, and he's going solo.
His new album, Live at the Cellar Door, is one of three recent live albums, all from about the same time period. Thelonious Monk's Paris 1969 performance preceded Young's, while one disc of a four-CD anthology from the late R&B and soul singer Donny Hathaway, Never My Love, was recorded in 1971.
In a discussion with NPR's Melissa Block, music critic Tom Moon looks back at the time when all three albums were recorded. Moon says each record shows an influential musician at a turning point in his career.
On Sunday, South Africans will lay to rest the remains of Nelson Mandela.
The legacy left by the activist and political prisoner who transformed a nation and became president is being remembered by politicians, historians and artists.
Among them is Thabiso Mohare, a young South African spoken word artist who performs under the name Afurakan. He wrote a poem for NPR about Mandela called "An Ordinary Man."
"An Ordinary Man"
In the end he died an ordinary man
Only rich in wrinkles from where the spirit had been
It would be the saddest days
And we watched the world weep
For a giant bigger than myths
A life owned by many
Now free as the gods
Some cried as though tomorrow was lost
Some celebrated, questioned freedom and its cost
Some seized the chance to stand on his shoulders
While others cursed his grave and scorned wisdom of the elders
Stadiums were littered
And those in the know spoke their fill
Mourners paid tribute
Monarch to President made the bill
Where do I we begin
In telling our children where these old bones have been
And that we as next of kin
Have inherited his struggle
And he forever lives through our skin
And on his last day
When the earth reclaims what's hers
We will surrender his body but reignite his spirit
We will write all we know and let history read it to our children
And remind both scholar and critic
That there once was a prisoner of freedom
Who gave the world back its heart
But in the end
He died an ordinary man.
Jessica Harris speaks with David Kelley, co-founder of IDEO, a global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. She also sits down with David Carmel, co-founder of Jumpstart, a non-profit organization that pairs college students and community volunteers with pre-schoolers from low-income households.
Since the beginning of December, our colleagues at Tell Me More have been hosting a wide-ranging conversation about blacks in tech fields on #NPRBlacksInTech. The tech sector is growing so fast that there's likely to be more jobs than Americans are able to fill, but black folks remained wildly underrepresented: only about four percent of software developers are black, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (The Code Switch crew chimed in early on the conversation when we looked at the world of open source coding, which should have fewer barriers to entry, but suffers from the same racial disparities.)
As part of the ongoing Twitter conversation, folks in the tech world have been answering questions about the ins and outs of their professional lives and talking about what it's like to be one of the few African Americans in that sector. It's been a voluminous conversation. Here are some of the highlights.
Today, Flipboard crafted a digital magazine crafted around the #NPRblacksintech convo, which will continue for the rest of the month. It all culminates in a Google Hangout on Dec. 17. You can (and should!) join in on the discussion at the hashtag #NPRBlacksInTech.