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FAMILY HEROES CAUSES ANIMALS WELLNESS The Most Adorable Baby Goat Love Story You Will Ever See

HooplaHa | Posted 06.29.2016 | Good News

You have never seen a love story like this before! 'Don't Forget Us Pet Us'' strives to create second chances for animals that otherwise would not have one.

Violence as a Public Health Problem: A Most Violent Year

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Cure Violence appreciates that kids killing kids is the product of biological and group processes. This type of violence is a learned behavior: proximity and ongoing exposure to violence in a community triggers youth to imitate what they see.

Sandy Hook Survivor's Daughter: 'No Question Young People Care' About Gun Control

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.04.2014 | College

Sarah Clements was just a high school student when her mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, survived the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conne...

Mom Of Sandy Hook Students Explains What It Was Like To Send Her Kids Back To School

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Mom Sarah Walker Caron, whose son and daughter attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, sent her children back to school just three and a half weeks after...

Astoria Characters: The 2 Moms Who Are Up In Arms

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jenny, a former elementary school science teacher who loves to tease out how things work, and Colette, a pragmatist who had a career in the financial information industry, are not radicals. They are not trying to ban guns. They are simply out to make every community safe for kids.

Gun Advocates Plan 'Appreciation Day' At Newtown Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

Gun advocates are reportedly set to hold a "Starbucks Appreciation Day" at an establishment in Newtown, Conn., to celebrate the ability to carry weapo...

Horrific School Shooting Sparks Rise In Gun Sales, Permits

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

More than seven months removed from the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, the number of gun permits in Newtown, Connecticut is rising....

Newtown Takes Next Step Toward New Sandy Hook School

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., July 25 (Reuters) - Newtown, Connecticut took another step this week toward replacing the Sandy Hook...

High Capacity Magazines - The Key Means of Massacre for Mass Murderers Must be Banned

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

I'm offering an amendment to the Senate's gun violence prevention measure that would ban high-capacity magazines, a common-sense proposal that a majority of Americans support. Passing this amendment is not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.

GOP Rep To 'Persecuted' Gun Owners: 'Come To Texas!!!'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

One day after Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed a comprehensive gun control package into law, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) invited all gun ow...

Senator Blasts 'Repugnant' NRA Robocalls To Newtown Residents

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted the National Rifle Association on Monday, calling the organization’s recent robocall campaign in Newtown, ...

Listen to the Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The psychological and emotional toll of gun violence on bystanders, victims, and families can be overwhelming and leaves effects that last for years. What about the costs we can count? In addition to the trauma that is so deep and pervasive that it is harder to quantify, there are actual costs to gun violence that can be measured and are enormous.

An All-American Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Gun violence is an urban problem. Gun violence is a suburban, small town, and rural problem. Gun violence is a problem in states with strong gun laws because guns still travel in from states next door.

What Now? Continuing the National Conversation After Newtown

Paula Kerger | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Paula Kerger

As we wrestle with the very serious issues raised by the tragedy in Newtown, I think that we can all agree on one thing: there is not just one solution to this problem, or one answer to the question of "What now?"

Deporting Piers Morgan in Defense of the Right to Bear Military Style Assault Weapons and High Capacity Clips

David Leopold | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

CNN host Piers Morgan was never in danger of deportation. Yet, as ridiculous as the petition was, the very notion that any American would demand his deportation for expressing his views on an issue of public concern is disturbing.

Can Connecticut's Bipartisan Support For Gun Control Set An Example For The Nation?

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

Connecticut was the birthplace of the firearms industry in America, and it remains the country's seventh-largest producer firearms. But in the wake of the Newtown shooting, there is talk of bipartisan support in the Connecticut legislature for tougher gun laws.

Newtown Parents Worry As Children Go Back To School

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents

By Edith Honan NEWTOWN, Conn., Jan 3 (Reuters) - The roar of school buses and the sight of bundled-up youngsters dashing out of them f...

The Cliff Notes Version of the NRA's Response to Sandy Hook

John Shore | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
John Shore

We're all awfully busy these days. But we're all also of course deeply interested in what's happening around our current national conversation about g...

Chill Out During Christmas

Fred Lundgren | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

As our nation mourns those who were killed in Newtown, Conn. , we should remain steadfast in the hope that violence in all its manifestations can be purged from our culture.

Christmas Curse or Celebration: From Superstorm Sandy to Sandy Hook to the Financial Cliff, Seven Questions in Crises

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Police can patrol schoolyards and meteorologists can monitor the atmosphere, but we cannot always prevent disaster. We can only react well to restore safety, and be prepared.

Black on Black

Lin Evola | Posted 02.21.2013 | Impact
Lin Evola

With the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I am praying that we have reached a cultural tipping point to be solution-oriented to reduce the pos...

Moving Beyond Rhetoric: Reflections From a Teacher in the Wake of the Newtown Tragedy

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Hillary Linardopoulos

Let us be advocates for our children. Let us be their voices when they cannot. Let us prepare them for success. Let the loving care that parents and teachers demonstrate extend all the way up to the policies enacted by our federal government. Let us do right by our children.

Make time to play in 2013

Sherri Bushong Maxey | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Sherri Bushong Maxey

As I reflect on the year, many thoughts and emotions surface. It's been a year of personal health challenges and great accomplishments at the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.

Newtown School Shooting Is Tragedy Made in the USA

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime
Dennis Trainor

As a parent, I shook (not figuratively but literally, I shook) watching news reports today. Twenty children started their morning as they always do ...

Was the Newtown Speech the Most Difficult to Deliver for Obama?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

President Obama came to Newtown and delivered the most difficult speech of his presidency with amazing grace. With measured words delivered in a way only he can do, he conveyed the consolation and support of the nation.