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A Moment of Silence and Safety Reviews in City Schools Post-Newtown

Monday, December 17, 2012

New York City schools are paying tribute to the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in different ways. Some principals called for a moment of silence. At other schools, students wore green and white -- Sandy Hook's school colors.

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The Takeaway

Mother of Child with Asperger's: 'Autism Is Not an Explanatory Factor in [Adam Lanza's] Actions'

Monday, December 17, 2012

As conversations about the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut begin to center around guns and mental health, one woman is advocating a careful look at the latter. Emily Willingham has a son who is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.

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WNYC News

Mayor, Lawmakers Renew Push for Gun Control in Wake of Newtown

Monday, December 17, 2012

The shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 27 dead, including 20 children, has re-ignited conversations about gun control across the nation.

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The Takeaway

A Liberal's Case for Guns

Monday, December 17, 2012

The debate over gun control has begun once again in the wake of the Newtown shootings. Craig Whitney is the author of "Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment." Craig considers himself a political liberal, but his beliefs concerning the right to bear arms are much more complicated. 

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The Takeaway

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Author Speaks Out

Monday, December 17, 2012

A blog post that sprung up shortly after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut has people all over the country talking about the influence of mental health on Friday's events. In the blog post, Liza Long writes about her own son 'Michael,' and the resemblance he bears to the alleged shooter at Sandy Hook, Adam Lanza.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Religious Services This Weekend

Monday, December 17, 2012

What was the theme or message of a religious service you attended this weekend? Whether you were speaking or listening, the phone lines are open for your calls on the important messages at your temple, church, mosque or other religious center after the Newtown school shooting. Call in and share: 212-433-9692/WNYC. 

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WNYC News

Guns a Hobby for Mother of School Shooter, Friend Says

Monday, December 17, 2012

A friend of the mother of the man who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school says guns were simply a hobby for her.

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The Takeaway

Connecticut Tries to Move Forward after School Shooting

Monday, December 17, 2012

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has left the community reeling. Colin McEnroe, host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on Connecticut Public Radio, explains how the state is trying to move forward.

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The Takeaway

Newtown Sparks Gun Debate, But Will Anything Change?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last week's school shooting in Newtown has sparked a debate on gun control, with many arguing within hours and days that the massacre should be politicized to prevent similar events from happening again. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, weighs the possibility of anything happening in Congress or the White House. Representative Carolyn McCarthy has been a vocal advocate of gun control for nearly two decades.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trying to Make Sense

Monday, December 17, 2012

More on the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut with Newtown doctor Alex Afshar, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, and more. Plus: USA Today’s Susan Page on how Washington is responding to the violence, and on any prospects for compromise on spending and revenue; Andrew Sullivan on the film “Zero Dark Thirty”; and more.

WNYC News

Newtown Tragedy: One Teacher’s Struggle

Sunday, December 16, 2012

For first-year teacher Kyle Mangieri, heading back to the classroom Monday means talking about what happened just a few hundred feet from his home.

+ 'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Author Speaks Out
+ Seeking Refuge at Church, Residents of Newtown Turn to One Another

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WNYC News

Seeking Refuge at Church, Residents of Newtown Turn to One Another

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Houses of worship all across Newtown, Connecticut have been open day and night since news of the shooting ripped through the town Friday.

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WNYC News

First Sunday Mass After Sandy Hook Shootings Ends Abruptly

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Families in Newtown seeking solace and trying to find a sense of normalcy kept up with their usual Sunday morning tradition of attending mass in the wake of Friday's mass shooting.  But that peace was abruptly shattered as a bomb threat at a local church forced an evacuation.

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WNYC News

In a Tight-Knit Community, Friends Grapple With Consoling Loved Ones

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Residents are gathering at a local diner and at places of worship, overwhelmed with the weight of the tragedy and finding comfort in one another as investigators puzzle together what happened.

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WNYC News

Coach, A Father, Finds Out Little Leaguers Are Among the Dead

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Brian Butler and his wife coach little league in Newtown. Their 7-year-old son is on the team.

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WNYC News

A Father Mourns the Loss of His Daughter's Best Friend

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut, is a small town nestled in Fairfield County. It is home to roughly 27,000. Its main street, Churchill Road, winds through the town center past restaurants and shops and Colonial style homes draped in Christmas decorations.

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WNYC News

Names of Victims in Conn. School Rampage

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Share your thoughts for the families or your remembrances of the victims. We've included a list of their names — and encourage you to share your reflections on the lives cut short.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Special Coverage: Newtown, CT School Shooting

Saturday, December 15, 2012

At 12pm, Brian Lehrer hosts a one-hour special on the Sandy Hook school shooting, in conjunction with WSHU and WNPR in Connecticut.

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Watch: President Obama Addresses Conn. School Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

President Barack Obama delivered a statement about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. Watch the video and read the remarks.

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WNYC News

Share Your Thoughts | Conn. School Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

Read reaction and comments about the horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left 27 people dead, 20 of them children. Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or talk to us on Twitter @WNYC

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