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Schools Reexamine Security After Newtown Shooting

The Connecticut shootings were on the minds of many at schools around the country on Monday. Some school officials reexamined their security procedures over the weekend, while parents dropped off their kids with a new sense of unease.
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Senators Call For Return Of Assault Weapon Ban

In light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Daniel Webster of John Hopkins University about the legislative history and debate about the assault weapons ban.
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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (Of Lost Mail)

A mysterious package arrived last week at the University of Chicago's admissions department addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr., otherwise known as Indiana Jones. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
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First Of Shooting Victims Buried In Newtown, Conn.

Six-year-old Noah Pozner was among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His twin was spared because she was in another classroom. Noah was buried on Monday.
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One Gun Used In Conn. Attack Has 'Rambo Effect'

The Bushmaster semi-automatic assault rifle used in Friday's attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., is a style of weapon used often in mass shootings. Melissa Block speaks with Malcolm Brady, retired assistant director of what was then known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, about the style of weapon and why it's so often linked to these tragedies.

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