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Man Tried To Cash In On Newtown Tragedy: Cops

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to ...

Newtown Votes To Raze Home Of Sandy Hook Shooter

The Associated Press | IKE EJIOCHI AND PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre...

One Archduke, Twenty Children and Twelve Journalists

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

It took the murder of one Arch Duke to precipitate World War I. What will it take to generate action against these enemies of Islam? So far the record and answers are not promising.

Sandy Hook Families Sue Newtown, Schools Over Lax Security

Hartford Courant | Dave Altimari | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime

At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, a...

Dana Liebelson

Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and ...

A Christmas Gift

Alissa Parker | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Alissa Parker

That moment. That very moment has played over and over and over and over again in my mind, hundreds of times. That moment was the same moment my Emilie was being killed in her first grade classroom... and I was picking out Legos.

Two Years to Nowhere

Liza Long | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

What changed for my family in the two years since Newtown? One word: treatment. Before Newtown, I was afraid to speak up and demand help for my son. After Newtown, in large part because I shared our family's private tragedy, my son, unlike Adam Lanza, got the help he needed.

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer, Gun Store

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushma...

A Letter To The Mom I Used To Be

Nicole Hockley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Nicole Hockley

It hurts. It just hurts. You suppress your feelings as much as you can because you fear if you really let it out, you would never recover. And here's the thing -- you didn't have to be that mom. For all the moms and dads reading this now -- this doesn't have to be you.

Beautiful Acts Of Kindness To Share On The Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

It's been two years since the heartbreaking events at Sandy Hook Elementary and on Dec. 14, we'll stand together to remember the lives lost. In honor ...

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) - Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two...

Sam Stein

Pamela Wright's Son Was Shot Dead A Month After Newtown. This Is Her Story.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrone Lawson's pictures are still on the wall of his home in Chicago. His clothes are there, too. Every now and then, his mother, Pamel...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

Sandy Hook Principal's Daughter Remembers the Last Day She Saw Her Mother

Erica Lafferty | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Erica Lafferty

This year, I ask you all to honor my mother's life with action. I ask you all to take one small step to honor her, and all of the others whose lives were taken far too soon by gun violence.

December: Celebrate, But Remember

Martha Burk | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 92 school shootings in America, and too many individuals killed with guns to count.

More Time for Marysville-Pilchuck

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Andrew Fryberg died November 7th at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two weeks after being shot in the head by his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

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...

Therapists Missed Newtown Gunman's Rage As A Teenager

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 10.25.2014 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct 24 (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager wer...

Christina Wilkie

Washington Voters Will Weigh Competing Gun Control Measures On Heels Of School Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A shooting at a suburban Washington state high school on Friday is likely to intensify an already heated debate over two competing state...

Samantha Lachman

Colorado GOP Candidates Attended Event Hosted By Sandy Hook Shooting Truther

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Given that Colorado has had its fair share of mass shootings, the fact that two high-profile Republicans there attended an event with a candidate for ...

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

The Department Of Education Gives Millions More To Newtown

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Newtown school district, where a gunman shot and killed 20 grade school children and six educators, is receiving more mon...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week got off to a horrifying start as a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun range instructor with a fully automatic Uzi. While the manager of the Bullets and Burgers range promised a "policy review," how about one for the country? Let's look at why 30 states allow children to own long guns; at why the number of kids dying from gunshot wounds is up nearly 60 percent in 10 years; at why twice as many kids die each year from guns than cancer; at why almost 200 children died from gun violence the year after Sandy Hook. And at what it says about our real regard for child safety that all this can be true while, last month, a mom was arrested for letting her 9-year-old daughter play alone at a playground. This latest gun-related tragedy certainly has more than one victim. How many more children's lives have to be destroyed for us to come to our senses?

Expert: Connecticut Schools Should Have Unarmed Guards To Prevent Shootings

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Conn., Aug 15 (Reuters) - A security expert told the Connecticut panel reviewing the response to the 2012 ...

The NRA's Most Ridiculous Video (So Far) Calls For Government Subsidized Free Ammunition

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It came as no surprise when the NRA released a brand new YouTube video that literally makes no sense whatsoever -- on any level. In fact, it's so off-the-rails that it's difficult to imagine even the most loyal NRA automatons buying into what it says.