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  • December 19, 2012   BY News Desk  

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour, correspondent Judy Woodruff spoke with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. Here is an extended version of that interview. Lieberman discussed the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and his hope that Congress can strengthen gun control through legislation. … Continue reading

  • December 18, 2012   BY Jenny Marder and Jason Kane  

    Authorities are wrestling to understand what drove Adam Lanza to commit the unthinkable massacre of 20 children and their guardians. While details of his mental state are still unclear, many have said that Lanza may have suffered from a mental illness like schizophrenia or a disorder like Asperger’s. But here’s the problem: these diagnoses are total speculation.
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  • December 18, 2012  

    With the tragic events of the mass shooting last week at Sandy Hook Elementary, residents of Newtown, Conn., wanted to create a coalition for substantial change. Hari Sreenivasan meets with community members of Newtown United to listen to their grief, their desire for change and what large-scale action they hope to inspire. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2012  

    After the shooting in Newtown, a tiny bit of hope was found in a message from children’s advocate Fred Rogers via social media. Ray Suarez talks to Washington Post writer Maura Judkis whose father Jim Judkis photographed Rogers over his career, including the image published on Facebook along with words from the late Mr. Rogers. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    President Obama attends Sunday’s vigil at Newtown High School in Connecticut for families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. “We as a nation, we are left with some hard questions.” President Obama addressed … Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012  

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons at the opening of the next session of Congress. Gwen Ifill talks to Feinstein about the chances a new ban will pass after its 2004 expiration, and how it might eventually make weapons like those used in the Sandy Hook shooting less available. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012  

    In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, Americans are discussing national policy on guns and mental health. Judy Woodruff gets four perspectives from gun control advocate Dan Gross, gun rights supporter David Kopel, psychologist and mental health expert Dr. Katherine Nordal and Columbia University’s Dr. Irwin Redlener. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012  

    As parents around the country nervously dropped their children off at school the week after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, Jeffrey Brown talks to psychaistrist Dr. Nancy Rappaport and psychologist Amy Smith about what to say and what not to say to children in times of crisis, and the importance of routine. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012  

    Funerals have begun for victims of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Ray Suarez reports on President Obama’s visit to the community and vigil address over the weekend, new details revealed about shooter Adam Lanza and how this tragic event is shaping discussion in Washington. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Children hold stuffed animals during a vigil held at Newtown High School Sunday. One way parents can support their children in a time of stress is by helping them to participate in their normal routine as much as possible. Photo … Continue reading

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