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The Story Behind A Striking Image Of The Scene At Sandy Hook

Moments after Adam Lanza opened fire on classrooms of first-graders and their teachers in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Shannon Hicks sped to the scene. She was responding in two capacities: as a volunteer firefighter, and as an employee of the local weekly newspaper, The Newtown Bee.
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In Newtown's Tragedy, Futures Cut Short And Families Left With Voids

A day after the names of children and teachers killed by gunfire at a Connecticut elementary school were announced, details about the victims and their lives are emerging. Family members and friends have made public statements about their loss. And some have chosen to mourn in private. The stories describe the vibrant, productive, and promising lives that were cut short Friday.
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Photos: Memorials Grow, Vigils Kept

More details are emerging about the shooter and his victims in the worst act of deadly violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, as President Obama planned to meet Sunday with families and attend a community vigil.
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School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say

Police say the gunman had multiple magazines with a capacity of 30 rounds for each of the three weapons he used in the Newtown, Conn., assault.
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A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter

Her name was Emilie Parker. Six years old. Long, flowing blond hair, piercing blue eyes and a sweet smile. Emilie was one of the 20 children killed on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As we learn the names of the victims, we're also learning their stories.
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Mass Shooting Likely To Stir New Round Of Gun Debate

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with law professor Adam Winkler about the recent history of gun control legislation, and whether the Sandy Hook shooting might represent a tipping point. He's the author of the book, Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.

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