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# connecticut - 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.

# connecticut - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting

The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.

# connecticut - 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.

# connecticut - 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.

# connecticut - 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.

# connecticut - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east

At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.

# connecticut - 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?

# connecticut - Friday 21 December, 2012

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.

# connecticut - 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.

# connecticut - 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.

# connecticut - Monday 17 December, 2012

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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.

# connecticut - 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.

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.

# connecticut - Saturday 15 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges

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

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

Good morning! Every day TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

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.

# connecticut - 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.

Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting Children This post contains videos

Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting

The president delivered an emotional address to reporters in the White House this evening.

The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse

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

Connecticut school shooting: Reports say ’18 children among 27 dead’

Latest reports saying up to 18 children have been killed and one entire class is still unaccounted for.

# connecticut - Monday 3 December, 2012

Three dead in US 'bow and arrow' college attack

Son killed his father, his father’s partner and himself in ‘bow and arrow’ college attack in Wyoming, USA.

# connecticut - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Former WWE chief Linda McMahon fails in second Senate bid

Will Linda McMahon break out the steel chair, having failed to win a Senate seat at the second time of asking?

# connecticut - Friday 28 September, 2012

Man shoots masked teen - then finds out it's his son

Jeffrey Giuliano went to the aid of a neighbour who was being burgled – and shot the young man after himself being threatened.

# connecticut - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Connecticut: 7-year-old accidentally shoots neighbour, 52

Police have not said how the boy came into possession of his neighbour’s gun.

# connecticut - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting

Woman discovered the error when someone interested in buying her home queried her utility charges.

# connecticut - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Katharine Hepburn family estate on sale for $30 million Property Porn This post contains images

In pictures: Katharine Hepburn family estate on sale for $30 million

Waterfront property has its own private dock and sandy beaches.

# connecticut - Sunday 13 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge School evacuated after student uses too much deodorant So Fresh And So Clean

School evacuated after student uses too much deodorant

Well, that’s a danger nobody saw coming…

# connecticut - Monday 30 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: 6-year-old kid plays Piano Man by Billy Joel (and he's good) Piano Boy This post contains videos

VIDEO: 6-year-old kid plays Piano Man by Billy Joel (and he's good)

This makes us feel slightly less impressed with our own efforts at playing the piano when we were kids…

# connecticut - Friday 17 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge US man tries to evict 98-year-old mother on her birthday Ungrateful Kid

US man tries to evict 98-year-old mother on her birthday

The 71-year-old son says that his mother should be with people of her own age. Harsh.

# connecticut - Monday 29 August, 2011

From The42 It's official: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are an item Romance

It's official: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are an item

The golfer confirmed the pair were dating in a recent interview.

# connecticut - Sunday 28 August, 2011

In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene Irene This post contains images

In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Residents return to their homes along the east coast as New York dealt with the effects of the tropical storm.

# connecticut - Monday 23 May, 2011

Connecticut university president tops list of Irish-Americans Top 100 This post contains images

Connecticut university president tops list of Irish-Americans

Irish America magazine names John L Lahey of Quinnipiac University as its top Irish-American of 2011. So who is he?