Newtown

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Bells toll for victims one week after shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – The chiming of bells reverberated in Newtown on Friday, commemorating one week since the shooting in a school killed 20 children and six adults in a massacre that has shaken the community – and the nation – to its core.

12/21/2012

what's-news

Public drawn to news on election, shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to the top news stories of 2012, the public and the press generally agreed on the year’s most important events. But what’s news is still fairly subjective.

12/20/2012

Amendment II, company that makes bulletproof backpacks, employee holds children's backpack and anti-ballistic insert. (AP Photo)

Armored backpacks and a rush on guns after Conn.

The reaction to the Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers, with parents buying armored backpacks for kids and firearms enthusiasts stocking up on semi-automatic rifles expecting tighter gun controls.

12/20/2012

Newtown, Connecticut Town Seal

A glimpse of some of Newtown’s victims

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn’t get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life’s work in those little ones.

12/20/2012

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Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Newtown school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage.

12/19/2012

A hearse leads a funeral procession in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo)

Shattered Newtown tries to make sense of tragedy

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For a third straight day, funeral processions rolled through a grieving Connecticut town trying to make sense of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults in an elementary school less than two weeks before Christmas.

12/19/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

New school to re-create the old for Newtown pupils

Monroe, Conn. (AP) — When the children who survived a shooting that killed 20 of their classmates return to school in a different building, they’ll find things just as they left them Friday, down to the water bottles and boxes of crayons on their desks.

12/19/2012

26 acts of kindness

To honor the fallen: 26 acts of kindness proposed

NEW YORK (AP) — A new movement has taken off to honor the 26 people killed at a school in Newtown, Conn. The campaign sparked from a question Ann Curry asked herself after Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School: “What can I do?”

12/19/2012

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Hollywood struggles with gun violence after Newtown

Hollywood is struggling with how to handle gun violence in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Professor Robert Thompson, pop culture and TV expert from Syracuse University, talked about it with Maggie McKay and Paul Lowe. Listen to the interview here.

12/18/2012

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NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The nation’s largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tues. after a self-imposed media blackout.

12/18/2012

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