As a therapist, Nelba Márquez-Greene has spent a career counseling mentally ill and troubled young people. But she'll never understand what drove a young man to take the life of her 6-year-old daughter and 25 others. A year later, she is trying to prevent violence and promote healing.
Ka'nard Allen, 11, has been caught in New Orleans crossfire — twice. He survived, but his extraordinary story made him a symbol of the toll of violence in American cities. But what happens after the bullets stop flying? How does a child get up after being gunned down?
Recently, the principal of Trumbull High School in Connecticut canceled a student production of Rent. The rock musical, about a group of young people living in New York, features characters dealing with drugs, sexuality and AIDS.
A key human rights crusader has been kidnapped by Islamist extremists outside Damascus, and if life for Syria's displaced and refugees wasn't bad enough already, snow blanketed in snow. NPR's Deborah Amos talks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Scott Simon about the latest developments in Syria.
The Salafi Nour won the second-most seats in the last parliamentary election and is now the only major Islamist political force allowed to operate in Egypt. The group supported Morsi's overthrow and lent Islamist credibility to the military's decision. But it quickly found itself at odds with the interim rulers, and now faces a court case that could lead to its dissolution.