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The Heroes Of Sandy Hook

Three of the women who risked their lives to save their students were killed in the Newtown, CT massacre. First Grade Teacher Victoria Soto, Age 27. Victoria Soto's lifelong dream was to become a...

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Westboro Baptist Church Members Say They Will Protest In Sandy Hook

Members reported on Twitter that they would protest Sandy Hook Elementary School. Reddit members have already begun planning a counter protest. Less than a day after the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook,...

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Watch Saturday Night Live's Powerful Cold Open

The Manhattan Children’s Chorus Singing “Silent Night.” View Video › Image by NBC

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Bloomberg: Obama Should Make Gun Control "His Number One Agenda"

“The NRA's power is so vastly overrated,” the New York City Mayor said. Source: youtube.com WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on President Barack Obama to make gun control...

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Democratic Senator Will Introduce New Assault Weapons Ban In January

Feinstein says she believes Obama will support it. WASHINGTON — Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein said Sunday that she will introduce a new ban on assault weapons when the new Congress convenes next...

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How The NRA Twitter Handles A Mass Shooting: Silence

The model is to go silent for at least a day, depending on the scope of the tragedy. July 20th Aurora Colorado Theater Shooting: Ten Days Without Tweeting August 5th Sikh Temple Shooting: One Day...

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Gun Shops See Big Sales Weekend After Shooting

Long lines and brisk retail. Store owners chalk it up to holiday shopping. Source: georgiagunstore.com View Entire List ›

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Obama: "Surely We Can Do Better Than This”

“Newtown, you are not alone,” Obama says at an interfaith vigil. “We'll have to change.” View Video › WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sought to bring comfort to the people of Newtown and across...

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President Obama Holds The Granddaughter Of Sandy Hook's Slain Principal

A touching moment from Sunday's memorial in Newtown. Via: @Chass63 From the daughter of Dawn Hochsprung: LINK: More on Dawn Hochsprung. The principal remembered as a hero. View Entire List ›

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6 Things To Know About The First Black Republican In The Senate In 33 Years

Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's pick to fill Sen. Jim DeMint's seat, will be the South's first black senator since Reconstruction. Scott Is a Tea Party Darling Rep. Scott is a member...

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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Names Tim Scott To DeMint's Senate Seat

The 47 year-old congressman will replace Sen. Jim DeMint to become the Republicans' first black senator in over than 30 years. View Video ›

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White House Spokesman Promises Gun Control Legislation

“I don’t have a series of proposals to present to you,” says the White House press secretary. Image by Alex Wong / Getty Images WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that gun...

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Mike Bloomberg Pushes For Obama To Pass Gun Control Package

“Words alone cannot heal our nation — only action can do that,” said the New York mayor. View Video › An emotional New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday afternoon that if the shooting at...

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Supreme Court Sets Schedule For Lesbian Widow's DOMA Challenge

Action in the case, beginning in mid-January, will continue through until the court hears oral arguments in the case. The 1996 law has been struck down by two appeals courts. Edith Windsor's challenge...

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Top Democrat Warns Senate Will Be Spending Christmas Break In Washington

“It appears the Senate will be coming back the day after Christmas,” Reid says. Vows to deal with Sandy relief, fiscal cliff. Image by Alex Wong / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Senate will likely work...

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Obama Spokesman Can't Say If There Is Anything He Has Done To Remove "Weapons...

Obama has long-supported the Assault Weapons Ban, but the White House can't point to anything he has done to make it a reality. View Video › Image by

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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Package Packed With Extra Spending

From cars for the FBI to salmon research, bill's spending would go far and wide. And not all of it is related to the storm's devastation. Image by Spencer Platt / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Senate...

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News Outlets Send Letter To Romney Campaign Contesting Expenses

In an ongoing dispute, editors have informed American Express that they are contesting charges from the campaign trail. Nine news outlets that covered the election sent a joint letter Monday to former...

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5 People Who Might Replace Tim Scott In The House

With Rep. Tim Scott moving to the Senate, a special election for his seat is on the horizon. Image by Mike Segar / Reuters WASHINGTON — With Rep. Tim Scott having been named to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint...

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Montana Supreme Court Rejects Broad Equal Benefits Claim By Gay Couples

The court, however, has allowed the same-sex couples who brought the case to refile their case by identifying the specific benefits sought. Gay and lesbian couples can marry in Washington and several...

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