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Charlton Heston (left), then president of the NRA, meets with fellow leaders Wayne LaPierre (far right) and Jim Baker (center) on April 30, 1999, ahead of the NRA's annual meeting in Denver. Around the same time, leaders discussed how to respond to the shooting at Columbine High School in nearby Littleton, Colo. More than 20 years later, NPR has obtained secret recordings of those conversations. Kevin Moloney/Getty Images hide caption

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A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA's evolution on school shootings

Just after the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, NRA leaders agonized over what to do. NPR obtained recordings of the calls, which lay out how the NRA has handled mass shootings ever since.

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Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to Chen Knifsend at a vaccination clinic in San Rafael, Calif., in October. The companies are seeking regulatory authorization to expand boosters to everyone 18 and older. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Charlton Heston (left), then president of the NRA, meets with fellow leaders Wayne LaPierre (far right) and Jim Baker (center) on April 30, 1999, ahead of the NRA's annual meeting in Denver. Around the same time, leaders discussed how to respond to the shooting at Columbine High School in nearby Littleton, Colo. More than 20 years later, NPR has obtained secret recordings of those conversations. Kevin Moloney/Getty Images hide caption

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A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA's evolution on school shootings

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drug-maker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Oklahoma's Supreme Court tossed out a landmark $465 million opioid ruling

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Uganda's Vanessa Nakate says COP26 sidelines nations most affected by climate change

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