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Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil

Obama spoke at an interfaith vigil in Newtown, Conn., Sunday in honor of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. The president met with families privately before the service.

Obama: 'We Have Wept With You'

President Obama grieved with the community of Newtown, Conn., Sunday night, saying at a memorial service that he was there to assure those who lost loved ones in Friday's brutal attack "that you're not alone in your grief, that our world too has been torn apart — that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you."


'We Have To Act' On Gun Violence. But How?

The mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has revived calls for stricter gun laws. The debate is not unfamiliar, but the nature of the event may provide new impetus for action. Exactly what kind of action might make a difference is another story.

Dean Puts Religious Power Behind Gun Debate

Host Guy Raz talks to The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, who is calling for stricter gun control in the wake of the mass shooting in Connecticut. In his sermon Sunday, Hall said the National Cathedral would become a focal point for taking on the gun lobby.

Sandy Hook Principal: Charismatic And Passionate

Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, was killed in the shootings in Connecticut Friday. In her two years at the school, Hochsprung had become a favorite of students and parents for her charismatic leadership and warm personality. She died trying to overpower the gunman.

What Obama Could Do, As Chief Consoler

Host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley about President Obama's role as the nations consoler-in-chief and what meaningful action the president can take on the issue of gun control.

Weeks Of Work Await Newtown Shootings Investigators

Police investigating the Sandy Hook shooting say they have weeks of work ahead of them. Dozens of interviews, including of traumatized school kids remain. Host Guy Raz gets the latest in the investigation from NPR's Carrie Johnson.