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A month after the tragic shootings in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has outlined a "comprehensive approach" to curbing gun violence. In a state known for tough gun-control laws, these would be among the strictest measures in the country, including an assault-weapons ban and new gun licensing requirements. Measures also include calls for improved mental health services and school safety. We look at our region's responses to the tragedy at Newtown.
“I think it really smashes a lot of ideas about what the Smithsonian does and what it’s supposed to do,” one curator says of the African-American Museum’s growing collection.