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Sam Lane is reporter/producer in PBS NewsHour's segment unit.
Ten years ago today, a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and wounding 70 people. At the time, it was one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s history, and sparked familiar…
Even if the proposed framework for gun safety legislation is signed into law, the U.S. will likely still struggle with far too many mass shootings. Researchers are trying to better understand what's behind these shootings. Dr. Jillian Peterson and Dr.
While House Democrats plan to shed new light on the events of Jan. 6 during the public hearings, much is already known about what happened that day, thanks to thousands of videos and firsthand accounts of people who were there,…
Nearly 10 years after her daughter Jessi was killed in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, Sandy Phillips is visiting yet another mass shooting site. Since her daughter and 11 others were killed in July 2012, Phillips has traveled the country…
Friday was supposed to be the first day of summer break for students in Uvalde, Texas. Instead the community is still reeling from the shooting that left 19 children and two school teachers dead. Days after the attack, new details…
There were growing concerns Thursday about how police responded to the deadly elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 21 people dead, 19 of them children. Police indicated the school doors may have been unlocked when the gunman entered…
Wednesday marks the second anniversary of George Floyd's murder at the hands of police in Minneapolis. His death touched off protests and a global movement for racial justice. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a new book, "His Name Is…
President Biden offered both consolations and a call to reject racism, extremism and white supremacy Tuesday during a visit to Buffalo. The president delivered his remarks less than 72 hours after a white supremacist allegedly shot 13 people, killing 10,…
Federal authorities are investigating the massacre in Buffalo as a potential hate crime. Law enforcement officials also reported Monday that the accused gunman had planned to continue his shooting spree at another location if he had escaped. That news came…
With the U.S. marking the tragic milestone of 1 million lives lost from COVID-19, we wanted to pause to acknowledge this immense, collective loss and remember just some of the Americans who have perished from the virus since the pandemic…
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