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In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions ... And Stories Of Heroism

Live updates about one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history — the attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Twenty young children and six adults were murdered. The man identified as the killer and one other person at a home in Newtown are also dead.

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No Orcs Allowed: Hobbit House Brings Middle-Earth To Pa.

At the request of a lifelong Lord of the Rings fan, architect Peter Archer has built a cottage modeled after those of the Shire. Like any good hobbit-hole, this dwelling was built for sitting comfortably and imagining great adventures — but it took a lot of skill to put together.
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Elementary School Shooting Leaves Dozens Dead

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.
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Search For Answers Follows Deadly Shootings

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with NPR Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson about the latest news of the law enforcement investigation into Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
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Shootings And The Problem With Profiling

NPR's Shankar Vedantam explains the pitfalls of trying to "profile" a shooter in the wake of the devastating school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Friday.
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Difficult Days Ahead For For Town In Wake Of Shooting

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Rabbi Shaul Praver of Temple Adath Israel in Newtown, Conn., about how his congregation is coping with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday.

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