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Newtown Funerals

State Deals Another Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

The Florida Senate approved legislation Wednesday to expand restrictions on protesters like the Westboro Baptist Church, the Associated Press reported...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Mayans turned out to be wrong about the end of the world, but there was still a lot of gloom this week as we watched the procession of funerals for victims of the Newtown shooting. On Thursday alone, services were held for four six-year-olds and one seven-year-old. In an attempt at establishing some normalcy for those kids who survived, officials are recreating their classrooms at a nearby school, right down to the art on the walls and the placement of desks and backpacks. That's good for the children; the rest of us need the exact opposite. We need to break the all-too familiar routine of gun-victim funerals and leaders who helplessly throw up their hands. On Wednesday, the president announced that Joe Biden would lead a task force on gun violence. It's a step in the right direction, but only if it results in legislation that makes a week of wrenching funerals begin to seem utterly unfamiliar.

Final Day Of Funerals For Newtown

Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime

A grieving community will lay the final victims of the Sandy Hook shooting to rest this weekend. Saturday funerals are scheduled for three students...

Cardinal: Slain Newtown Teacher's Life 'Like Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Religion

For trying to shield her student as both died in the gunfire, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Anne Marie Murphy earned perhaps the highest praise...

Newtown Remembers School Psychologist, Teacher, 3 Students Today

Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime

One week after the tragedy that left 28 people dead, Newtown continues its public grieving. Friday marks the funerals of students Olivia Engel, Dyl...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member: They Should Be Barred From Funerals

Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nate Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church's founder Fred Phelps, appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the controversial organization's...

Donors Help Newtown's Sole Funeral Home Prepare For Burials

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.20.2012 | Impact

This story has been updated. Many of Newtown’s grieving families are looking to a local funeral home to lay their slain relatives to rest, but th...

Burials For Victims Of Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began laying its dead to rest Monday, holding funerals for tw...