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Some gun shows canceling after US mass shooting

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Supporters of gun control gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, during a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., and to call on President Obama to pass strong gun control laws. AP/Charles Dharapak

Several gun shows, all about an hour’s drive from Newtown, Connecticut, have been canceled.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Colombia firm makes armored clothes for kids

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A worker inspects armored vests designed for children at the Miguel Caballero factory on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.  Miguel Caballero who has made armored vests for adults for more than 20 years, said he had never thought about making bulletproof goods for children. But that changed after the Dec. 14 slaying of 20 small children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. His new line of products are designed for children ranging in age from 8-16 years and are priced at anywhere from $150-$600 depending on the complexity of their construction. Each piece weighs between 2-4 pounds. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)

A Colombian firm that makes bulletproof vests is now creating armored clothing for children.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What now in Newtown? Seize the change, healers say

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The grief will not end. Yet the healing must begin. So as the shock of Newtown’s horrific school shooting starts to wear off, as the headlines fade and the therapists leave, residents are seeking a way forward through faith, community and a determination to seize their future.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Grieving US town flooded with gifts

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Newtown’s children were showered with gifts—tens of thousands of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, soccer balls and board games—and those are only some of the tokens of support from around the world for the town in mourning.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Urban advocates say new gun control talk overdue

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This Associated Press file photo taken on November 29,2011, shows a bullet hole in a window of a car at a liquor store parking lot in Oakland, Calif., after a shooting. A hail of gunfire along the Oakland street left eight people wounded, including a 1-year-old boy. In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small town of Newtown, Conn., there is now much political discussion about gun control. For urban advocates, this new emphasis on gun control is long overdue. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

For years, voices have cried in the urban wilderness: We need to talk about gun control.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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