As part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, students across Kansas walked out of class at 10 o'clock this (WED) morning. They stood in silence for 17 minutes to honor the 17 students killed a month ago today during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. As part of the protest, three students at Lawrence's Free State High School performed a so-called "slam song," a kind of poem read out loud. Across town, at Lawrence High School, students and some parents staged their own protest.
Authorities say three federal agents suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shootout while trying to make an arrest at a Topeka motel. The FBI says two U.S. marshals and an FBI agent suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday night at the Country Club Motel on Southwest Topeka Boulevard. A fourth law enforcement officer also suffered some kind of injury in the gunfight. It's unclear whether that officer was a local law enforcement officer or a federal agent.
Last year, Kansas had a record number of children living in foster care. Right now, more than 7,000 abused and neglected children are living in the system. In some cases, a judge appoints a special advocate, called a CASA, to represent the child in court. But there aren't nearly enough of these advocates -- just 900 CASA volunteers to serve more than 7,200 children. That means most will go without.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".