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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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