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.
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.
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.
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.
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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