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Neighbors Raise Funds for Victims’ Families

Debora and Rob Accomando’s sons don't go to Sandy Hook Elementary, buy they live in the tight-knit community of Newtown and wanted to do something to help. The family knows some of victims' families,...

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Obama Named Time Magazine Person of the Year

Time magazine's Person of the Year is President Barack Obama. Obama was picked for the title by besting a Pakistani teen activist blogger who survived an assassination attempt (Malala Yousafzai), the...

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Sandy Hook Students to Return to Class on Jan. 2

When Sandy Hook students return to class on Jan. 2, they will be greeted by a familiar face. Donna Page, a former Sandy Hook principal who is now retired, will take over as principal, NBC Connecticut's...

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Free Admission for Children at Beardsley Zoo

Children will be admitted to Beardsley Zoo for free from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 28 in hopes that families will spend quality time together following the tragic events of last week in...

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Former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork Dies

Legal scholar and former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork died Wednesday, NBC News has confirmed. He was 85. Bork's son confirmed to the Associated Press that his father died of complications of heart...

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Secretary Duncan: Words Cannot Do Justice to the Courage

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Newtown on Wednesday to talk with staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School and attend the wake of Principal Hochsprung. This morning, he posted a message on...

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Police Investigate Home Invasion in Avon

Avon police are investigating a home invasion at a single-family home on Jackson Road on Tuesday night. Police received a 911 call at 7:40 p.m. reporting an armed residential robbery. Three people were...

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Zuckerberg Donates $500M to Silicon Valley Foundation

One Silicon Valley charity got a huge Christmas present. On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said (on his Facebook page, no less) that he is donating nearly $500 million in stock to the Silicon...

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Convoy of Cruisers Delivers Cards to Boy Fighting Brain Cancer

All a 6-year-old Virginia boy battling brain cancer and a spinal tumor wanted for Christmas this year was to be able to celebrate it and to receive Christmas cards from police officers from around the...

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Obama on Guns: Words Need to Lead to Action

President Obama announced that he is making an administration-wide effort to solve gun violence and has tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an inter-agency task force in the wake of the Sandy Hook...

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Better Know the Enemy: Baltimore Ravens

Every week during the season, we’ll scout out the Giants' next opponent. This week, that opponent is the Baltimore Ravens.   In an alternate universe, Eli Manning never developed beyond the shaky...

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YouTube Video of Child-Snatching Eagle is a Hoax

A video on YouTube of a Golden Eagle snatching up a toddler turned out to be fake. Students from Montreal's 3-D technology school Centre NAD came forward to take credit for the viral video that appears...

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Newtown's Police Chief Offers Sympathies to Victims' Families

Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe released a statement for the first time since Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Chief Michael Kehoe and his officers have been working to process the...

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The Future of School Security

The tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary will stand as one of those before-and-after days in America -- things will never be the same at schools across Connecticut and beyond. "This was like our 9/11 for...

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Hartford Terminates Firefighter Facing Drug Charges

The Hartford Fire Department has terminated a firefighter accused of running a drug factory. Rafael Diaz, 37, was arrested Aug. 23 after police raided his home on Douglas Street in Hartford. Officers...

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A History of Crime, Mass Shootings and Gun Control

America's struggle over gun violence and the right to bear arms has been raging for decades. Here's a look at key events in the United States' long, tortured relationship with crime and guns: 1791: The...

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Will Newtown Prompt Gun Reform in Washington?

The never-ending and seldom-evolving debate over gun control has arguably reached its moment of truth: If the massacre of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., doesn’t prompt America to clamp down on...

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Hundreds of Toys for Sandy Hook Elementary Students

People from around the country have traveled to Newtown to offer their help to the community after the school shooting on Friday. Others have donated to charities or helped set up funds in the victims'...

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1 Dead, 33 Hurt in Massive Pileup in N.Y. State

A tractor-trailer hauling debris from Sandy slammed into several cars on a major highway on Long Island in New York on Wednesday afternoon, causing a massive pileup in which one person was killed,...

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Man Arrested in Sandy Hook School in Va. in "Rifle" Scare

A man was arrested at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va., Wednesday, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Garret Johnson, 33, walked into the school with a...

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