"I am devastated," said Scott Israel, sheriff of Broward County Sheriff, in Florida. "Sick to my stomach. He never went in." He was referring to the apparent inaction of Deputy Scot Peterson during last week's gun attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 people were killed. Mr Israel said he had footage of Mr Peterson on campus, armed and in uniform, waiting for four minutes outside the building where the shooting was happening. Mr Peterson has resigned but has not yet commented.
It's just over a week since 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida - one of many attacks on US schools over the past few years. How can such bloodshed be stopped? Campaigners have long argued for stronger gun controls. In a meeting at the White House, Donald Trump promised to improve background checks on firearms owners. But he put forward another idea: armed teachers.
Syria's government has been bombing the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta for several days, with at least 250 people thought to have been killed. Panos Moumtzis, the UN's co-ordinator for Syria, has told the BBC of "extreme suffering", describing the situation faced by people in the area as "beyond imagination". Activists say more than 50 children are among the dead, while about 1,200 people have been injured.
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".