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We hear how the US gun debate is seen overseas. In Pakistan there were efforts to give teachers weapons and training. The idea was to protect students, but it didn't work out that way. Also, women's rugby is changing attitudes in Mexico.
After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Russian internet bots almost immediately began stoking both pro-gun and anti-gun fervor. Plus, we speak with Frontline producer Martin Smith about his latest film, which looks at the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. And bad news for fried chicken lovers in the UK — KFC is out of chicken.
Marvel's new superhero film, "Black Panther," is setting box office records, and making headlines for its portrayal of the African continent. Plus, from the election, to the Florida shooting, to the Olympics, it's all about Russia these days. And we hear the story of the women who, 50 years ago, campaigned to make Britain's fishing industry safer.
Today, reporter Jason Strother gives us a wrap-up of the first week of the Winter Games in South Korea. He also has a story about the start of Lunar New Year. Plus, The World's Monica Campbell fills us in on where immigration reform stands in Washington. And Leo Hornak in London has the story of two British towns with competing historical claims related to Julius Caesar.
Today, we look at Wednesday's tragic school shooting in Florida. We'll hear from former Homeland Security adviser Fran Townsend. Reporter Jason Margolis looks at the difficulties of getting fresh craft beer to overseas markets. And we hear from a monk who thinks artificial intelligence needs a lesson in ethics.