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# newtown - Saturday 14 December, 2013

One year on, Sandy Hook marks the anniversary of school massacre

The shooting at Newtown in Connecticut was the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history. Twenty-six people – including 20 children – were killed.

# newtown - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

One year after Sandy Hook, US to give $100m to mental health services

Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement as he met with families of children killed in the Newtown school shooting.

# newtown - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public

Victims’ families had fought to suppress the tapes, fearing that they would cause distress.

# newtown - Monday 25 November, 2013

Sandy Hook shooter ‘was obsessed by Columbine’, but motive for massacre still unknown

New details about the devastating massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut nearly a year ago have emerged in a report published today.

# newtown - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# newtown - Friday 14 June, 2013

Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage

The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.

# newtown - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Irish author’s book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief

70 copies of Colum McCann’s ‘Let The Great World Spin’ have been given to staff and students at Newtown, Connecticut.

# newtown - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

US Senate says ‘No’ to expanded gun checks

The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.

# newtown - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform ‘stunts’

The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

# newtown - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Connecticut passes ‘toughest gun law in the US’ after Sandy Hook massacre

Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.

# newtown - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on

After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.

# newtown - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Video: ‘You must act. Be bold’ – Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators Gun Violence This post contains videos

Video: ‘You must act. Be bold’ – Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators

The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.

# newtown - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.

# newtown - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

New Jersey town posts armed police at every school

The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.

# newtown - Friday 28 December, 2012

Woman allegedly ‘set up fake fundraising scheme’ for Newtown victims

The 37-year-old from the Bronx allegedly claimed to be the aunt of one of the victims.

# newtown - Thursday 27 December, 2012

US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners’ names and addresses

The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?

# newtown - Sunday 23 December, 2012

From The Score University basketball team show support for Newtown with special Sandy Hook jerseys Sandy Hook

University basketball team show support for Newtown with special Sandy Hook jerseys

Xavier will auction off the uniforms for charity, they say.

# newtown - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# newtown - Friday 21 December, 2012

NRA: ‘The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun’ Gun Violence This post contains videos

NRA: ‘The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun’

The US’ powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed police or guards to be deployed in every school in the country.

Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference

The NRA is giving its first press conference since the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut a week ago where 20 children and six adults died.

Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings

26 bells were sounded – one for each of the victims of last week’s shooting – after a moment of silence.

# newtown - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month

Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.

Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown

Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.

# newtown - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons

The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.

From The Score Titans RB Chris Johnson remembers school shooting victims by writing their names on his cleats NFL This post contains videos

Titans RB Chris Johnson remembers school shooting victims by writing their names on his cleats

Johnson scored a 94-yard touchdown in the win against the Jets.

# newtown - Monday 17 December, 2012

The Evening Fix…now with added 1990s Internet

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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Obama tells Newtown: “We will have to change”

The US president attended a vigil last night for the victims of the Newtown massacre and gave his strongest hint yet that he may seek to reform America’s gun laws.

# newtown - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Connecticut police: People are posing online as school shooter

Police said at a press conference today that people are posing as the shooter online, and an investigation is underway to uncover who these people are.

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

# newtown - Saturday 15 December, 2012

The Evening Fix…now with added festive lunges

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Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US?

As the world reacts to the latest mass shooting in America, we ask you whether you believe a tightening of America’s gun laws will make any lasting difference?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.

Timeline: mass killings in recent times

The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children were killed has been described as one of the world’s worst mass shootings.

# newtown - Friday 14 December, 2012

Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene and it is reported that he took his own life.

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