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  • Adam Lanza poses for an undated group photo of the Technology Club that appeared in the Newtown (Conn.) High School yearbook. (AP Photo)

    Final resting place of Newtown gunman a mystery

    The body of the man who massacred 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school was claimed by his father, a family spokesman said Monday, but the public may never know what happened to the remains.


  • President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama wants ban on assault weapons

    The national debate over gun control may have been pushed to the back burner in favor of the "fiscal cliff" battle, but President Obama remains committed to confronting the issue no matter the resistance from gun owners and the National Rifle Association.


  • Taxidermist Bill Moos displays one of his shotguns in his shop in Bryan, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.  Mr. Moos, who owns more than 30 guns, can be spotted any given morning, prowling his roughly 40-acre ranch with his dogs and a shotgun slung over his shoulder. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    U.S. gun support runs far deeper than politics

    Adam Lanza's mother was among the tens of millions of U.S. gun owners. She legally had a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle and a pair of handguns, which her 20-year-old son used to kill 20 children and six adults in 10 minutes inside a Connecticut school.


  • A woman carries flowers to a Christmas tree that has become a memorial to the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn. Sympathetic messages to the community have come from around the world. (Associated Press)

    ‘Christmas will never be same’ in Newtown, Conn.

    People drawn to Newtown to share in its mourning brought cards and handmade snowflakes to town Monday while residents prepared to observe Christmas less than two weeks after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school.


  • Predicting who's at risk for violence isn't easy

    It happened after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., and now Sandy Hook: People figure there surely were signs of impending violence. But experts say predicting who will be the next mass shooter is virtually impossible _ partly because as commonplace as these calamities seem, they are relatively rare crimes.


  • Officials including Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy observe a moment of silence on the steps of Edmond Town Hall while bells ring 26 times in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The chiming of bells reverberated throughout Newtown, commemorating one week since the crackle of gunfire in a schoolhouse killed 20 children and six adults in a massacre that has shaken the community and the nation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Predicting who's at risk for violence isn't easy

    It happened after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., and now Sandy Hook: People figure there surely were signs of impending violence. But experts say predicting who will be the next mass shooter is virtually impossible — partly because as commonplace as these calamities seem, they are relatively rare crimes.


  • New details emerge a week after Newtown, Conn., school massacre

    New details about Adam Lanza emerged Friday, as the nation paused to mark one week since he slaughtered 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


  • **FILE** Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks on Jan. 12, 2012, at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. (Associated Press)

    Education chief Duncan calls for tougher gun laws after Newtown, Conn.

    It's time for school leaders, politicians, Second Amendment advocates and others to come together and find real solutions to reduce gun violence in America, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday morning.


  • The National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Defiant NRA calls for officers with guns in 'every school in the country'

    The executive vice president of the National Rifle Association on Friday called for Congress to pass legislation and funding that would placed armed officers in every school in the country, indicating the group will go its own route in addressing the national furor over gun violence in schools in the wake of last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school.


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