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Investigators to release Connecticut shooting report

File photo provided by the Newtown Bee, a police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. AP

Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Soccer stars visit US town where kids were shot

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The deadly shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was personal for pro soccer star Marcus Tracy. He grew up in Newtown, and his mother once taught at the school.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

Sandy Hook kids face first classes since shooting

A man waves to a child on a bus on the first day of classes after the holiday break, in Newtown, Conn.,Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. School resumes Wednesday for students in Newtown, except for the Sandy Hook Elementary School students, who will begin classes on Thursday at a school that was overhauled specially for them in the neighboring town of Monroe, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Newtown schools superintendent says they are preparing for a “normal” day, but it will likely be anything but that when classes resume for Sandy Hook Elementary School students for the first time since a gunman killed 20 of their classmates.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sandy Hook kids face first classes since shooting

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The Newtown schools superintendent says they are preparing for a “normal” day, but it will likely be anything but that when classes resume for Sandy Hook Elementary School students for the first time since a gunman killed 20 of their classmates.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in 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 »

A week after US school massacre, details emerge

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As Americans paused for the one-week anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Amid Connecticut tragedy, scam artists creep in

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The word "HOPE" is illuminated on the front lawn of a funeral home hosting the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Hochsprung was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. AP/Charles Krupa

The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Connecticut school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Child survivor of US massacre recounts moments of terror

Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil at Ram's Pasture to remember shooting victims, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.  AP FILE PHOTO

Nine-year-old Nicholas Sabillon was remarkably composed as he recounted how the Connecticut gunman who killed his schoolmates pounded on the locked door of the room where he was hiding.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to join vigils for Connecticut school massacre

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Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil at Ram's Pasture to remember shooting victims, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama was due in the small Connecticut community of Newtown on Sunday to join in an interfaith vigil for the 20 small children and seven adults slaughtered by a young gunman.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US school shooting deaths all gunshot wounds

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A sign on a post shows support for the victims of a gunman who opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School a day earlier as police officers stand at a road block, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut. AP/Julio Cortez

A medical examiner says all the victims of the U.S. school shooting were killed by gunshot wounds. Dr. H. Wayne Carver told a news conference Saturday the deaths are classified as homicides.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘I just want Christmas, I don’t want to die’

First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home in Newtown—after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town in Connecticut was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,World | Read More »

US gun laws vary widely

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The horrific shooting that has left 20 young children and six adults dead in rural Connecticut revived the familiar US gun law debate, where restrictions vary widely between different states.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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