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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.

'Attack On Teachers' Shifts After Heroism In School Shooting

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

-- Hung on a building in the Connecticut town where 20 children and six adults were killed at an elementary school is a spray-painted sign with four ...

Staggering Number Of Children Die From Guns In U.S.

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and MONIKA MATHUR | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Before 20 first-graders were massacred at school by a gunman in Newtown, Conn., first-grader Luke Schuster, 6, was shot to death in...

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.

The Truth About Israel's Gun Laws

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

"Guns aren't the issue. Look at Israel. They've got lots of guns and little gun-related violence." There's only one problem with this argument: It's not true. So the next time someone tells you that, "Israel shows we don't need gun control," here's what to tell them.

Guns, Knives, People and Tragedy

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Which is worse: to stigmatize or to allow people to be at large with a risk of doing serious harm to others? We have a twin problem -- access to guns at large and access to guns by deranged actors, who are, or should be, known by society to exist.

Replica Sandy Hook School In Neighboring Town 'A Miracle'

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education

MONROE, Conn. -- When the children who survived a shooting that killed 20 of their classmates return to school in a different building, they'll find t...

WATCH: Barney Frank Rips Newt Gingrich Over Gun Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) ripped into Newt Gingrich during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday night, criticizing the former House speaker for...

Newtown Emergency Responders Carry Heavy Burden

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. — While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the memories of their loved ones, another class of res...

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...

WATCH: Newtown Victim's Sister Writes Letter To Obama

Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents

In the wake of Friday's horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn., many are speaking out for gun control. Among them is 10-year-old Natalie Barden, whose bro...

Follow the Money: Is Your Mutual Fund Investing in Guns?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Money
Judith Samuelson

When real investors pay attention to this question, as they have in the wake of the Newtown massacre of innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary, things can get pretty interesting.

For My Newtown

Anna Hodge | Posted 02.18.2013 | Teen
Anna Hodge

These children are our brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, cousins, neighbors, and the kids we babysat every day after school or taught swimming lessons. They were an integral part of our community; they were our happiness.

It's Elementary: Ample Guns + Paltry Mental Health Services = Tragedy

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
Mark W. Schleisner

It's a recipe for never-ending tragedy. And I'm not just talking about tragedies like Newtown. What about all the times that people have killed others by gunfire in an act of road rage, family bickering, or a squabble with someone down the block?

CNN Student News: Broadcasting Gut-Wrenching Stories of Sandy Hook Tragedy Directly Into Classrooms

Kari Henley | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Kari Henley

CNN has been entrusted by classrooms across the country to provide relevant news to our nation's children. This was not a story for children to see their first day back.

'Pumped Up Kicks' Pulled From Radio In Wake Of Newtown

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

In light of the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Foster The People's 2011 summer hit, "Pumped Up Kicks," has been pulled from some radio sta...

Honor the Sandy Hook Children: Turn Off Your Lights on Dec. 24

Nancy Hipp | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Nancy Hipp

I will turn off my Christmas lights at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and light them on Christmas Day at about 8 a.m. (about the same time those Newtown chil...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lawmakers Split Over Gun Control After Newtown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-gun lawmakers suggested Tuesday the country needs to take a "wholistic" approach to violence, rather than writing new gun laws after...

Unspecified Threat Forced Newtown School Lockdown Tuesday

AP | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A school principal at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school says it has been locked down due to unspecified threats. Most schools in ...

Ellen DeGeneres' Emotional Dedication To Newtown

Posted 12.18.2012 | Celebrity

A teary-eyed Ellen DeGeneres announced this morning that her Dec. 18 show would be dedicated to the residents of Newtown, Conn., who were directly aff...