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August 5, 2013 4 Comments

Newtown And Sikh Temple Victims’ Families Come Together

To mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the son of the president of the temple — who was killed in the shooting — invited a Newtown father to speak.

April 12, 2013 6 Comments

Newtown Parents To Run Boston Marathon

The 117th Boston Marathon takes place on Monday. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock has been speaking to some of the runners and joins us from race headquarters.

April 9, 2013 2 Comments

Families Lobby On Gun Bill, Dems Face Key Decision

As Senate Democrats approach a key decision on gun legislation, relatives of victims of the horrendous Connecticut school shootings are mounting a face-to-face lobbying effort.

March 28, 2013 2 Comments

Newtown Killer Had Arsenal Of Weapons

Search warrants unsealed this morning show that within five minutes of getting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza killed six adults and 20 first-graders.

February 21, 2013 109 Comments

Expert: Violent Video Games Should Be For Adults Only

Nancy Carlsson-Paige says it’s healthy for kids to make toy guns and play war games, but she’s against marketing of toys from “mature” films and video games to kids.

February 19, 2013 10 Comments

Raising Adam Lanza: Investigating The Life Of A Mass Killer

The Hartford Courant and Frontline are piecing together the lives of Nancy Lanza and her son Adam, who killed his mother and 26 children and school staff in Newtown.

February 8, 2013 Comment

How Schools Recover From Trauma

How do you reclaim a school after a traumatic event? The mother of a Columbine survivor has collected essays and advice from students and teachers who have all been there.

January 15, 2013 2 Comments

N.Y. Poised To Be First To Toughen Gun Laws After Newtown

New York lawmakers are expected this morning to give final passage to legislation that would toughen the state’s existing assault weapons ban.

January 11, 2013 35 Comments

Violent Video Games Under Scrutiny

Amid a national conversation about video games after the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting, one city plans to offer coupons in exchange for trashing violent games.

January 10, 2013 22 Comments

Aurora Mass Shooting Survivor With Ties To Newtown Becomes Activist

Stephen Barton, 22, grew up minutes from Newtown, Conn. and was among those wounded when a shooter opened fire inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. in July.

January 9, 2013 22 Comments

Connecticut Lawmakers To Debate Gun Laws

Lawmakers in Connecticut kick off their new legislative session today, offering a raft of bills to rein in guns, and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

January 4, 2013 16 Comments

Author: Newtown Answers May Never Come

A lingering question over these mass shootings is: Why? Were there any warning signs, and if they had been spotted, could they have been prevented?

December 21, 2012 18 Comments

NRA Calls For Armed Officer In Every School

At a news conference on Friday, the National Rifle Association’s top lobbyist Wayne LaPierre said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

December 19, 2012 6 Comments

Parents Struggle To Find Help For Troubled Children

It’s not clear whether Newtown gunman Adam Lanza had a mental illness, but some parents are taking in the details of his life and worrying they won’t be able to get help for their troubled children.

December 18, 2012 28 Comments

Newtown Tried Tightening Gun Rules Before Shooting

The police chief in Newtown, Conn. asked for new gun regulations this fall, but the proposals met fierce opposition – including from a powerful Newtown-based gun lobby group.

December 18, 2012 9 Comments

Teacher Retirement System Invested In Gun Conglomerate

A company that manages retirement funds for California teachers says it will sell off its investment in a gun conglomerate that includes the maker of the gun used in the Newtown school shooting.

December 17, 2012 14 Comments

Robin Essay: ‘A Little Child Shall Lead Them’

What was supposed to be a solemn moment in church, was wonderfully noisy thanks to some pint-sized helpers, who gave everyone a moment to reflect in the wake of Friday’s tragedy.

December 17, 2012 15 Comments

Newtown Tragedy Revises Gun Control Debate

The massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has renewed calls from some Democrats for a ban on military-style assault weapons.

December 17, 2012 2 Comments

Another Grade School Mass Shooting, 16 Years Ago In Scotland

The school shootings in Newtown, Conn. have revived memories of another massacre at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. Sixteen children were gunned down, most of them just five years old.

December 17, 2012 21 Comments

Who Would Carry Out A School Shooting?

What makes a person grab a gun – or several guns – and walk into an elementary school ready to kill? Many people are asking that question after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

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