Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon summarizes the latest news on the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Members of the community in the small town in southwestern Connecticut are holding vigils and gathering in an effort to honor the victims and recover from the tragedy. Authorities say six adults and as many 20 children were killed, including the alleged shooter.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
It's the season of peace and goodwill, but President Obama may have tested the limits of both with comments at his end-of-year news conference. He suggested Republicans would be "crazy" to wage a new debt ceiling fight and seemed to question even his allies' motives on Iran sanctions.
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