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Profiling Mass Shooters And Assessing Threats

Saturday, police who are investigating gunman Adam Lanza in a deadly shooting in a Connecticut school announced they expected to piece together a picture the gunman's actions as well as his motives. Host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about how Lanza fits the profile of the mass shooter, and whether the recent tragedy can tell us how to avoid the next one.

Obama's Cabinet 2.0 Coming Into Focus

In the category of unintended consequences, Susan Rice's announcement about her future plans could mean a Republican in President Obama's inner circle, decorated Vietnam veterans overseeing the nation's military and foreign policy, and another special election for Senate in Massachusetts.

Sandy Hook Elementary Victims' Names Released

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II released a list of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.


Hillary Clinton Falls, Suffers Concussion

The former first lady canceled an overseas trip earlier this week because of a stomach virus. Doctors have advised her to rest and work from home for the next week.

Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns?

Polls showed little change in attitudes after the killings at Virginia Tech and a Colorado movie theater. The murders of 20 small children and six adults at an elementary school, though, might be so shocking that they'll move opinions. That's what happened after the April 1999 Columbine attack.

Your Kitchen Trash Reborn As Abstract Art

Empty, forgotten, forlorn — the curbside recycling bin can seem like a sort of existential low point for all those soda bottles, tin cans, egg cartons and other containers whose contents we consume. But then – voila! Sorted for recycling, they become a thing of beauty.

'We Have Endured Far Too Many Of These Tragedies,' President Says

"We have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics," President Obama says in his weekly address.

Small Town Reeling In Wake Of Mass School Shooting

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon summarizes the latest news on the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Authorities say six adults and as many 20 children were killed, including the alleged shooter.