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Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy

Newtown, Conn., is the kind of place where the biggest thing that happens is the Labor Day parade. Now, that peace has been shattered and residents are trying to make sense of what happened after a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing at least 20 children and six adults.

Shooter's Family Connections Begin To Emerge

Audie Cornish talks to Robert Smith about the latest on the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Reporter: Gunman's Father Was Shocked To Learn About Shooting

Robert Siegel talks Maggie Gordon, a reporter at the Stamford Advocate, about the father of the alleged gunman in the Newtown, Conn., shooting.

In Grief-Stricken Newtown, Vigils And Support For Victims And Families

Hours after a Connecticut community was upended by a deadly gun assault on elementary school students and staff, residents sought to support one another and grieve. Churches and public spaces became the settings for vigils, as the shocking loss of 20 children and 7 adults echoed through Newtown, Conn.

Multiple Prayer Vigils Held For Conn. Shooting Victims

Audie Cornish talks to Craig Lemoult about the latest in the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Newtown Holds Prayer Vigil For Shooting Victims

Robert Siegel talks to Quil Lawrence about a prayer vigil held for victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.