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Another school shooting rekindles gun violence debate in US

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 3:03am CST

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) As America prepared to mark the first anniversary Saturday of the "massacre of the innocents" at an elementary school, a student opened fire inside a Colorado high school rekindling an angry debate over gun violence.
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How A Sandy Hook Survival Story Pushed Sarah Clements To Advocate For Gun Reform

Nov 4 2014 2:41pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sarah Clements was just a high school student when her mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, survived the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Now Clements says she’s working to "transform that pain into positive action." In an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday, Clements discussed her advocacy work and how she hopes to engage Americans, and young voters in particular, on the issue of gun violence prevention. "For the last, almost two years now th ...
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Voters Favor Background Checks For Gun Sales, But The Issue Isn't Driving Their Votes

Oct 31 2014 2:36pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A week after another school shooting, support for gun background checks remains widespread among voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll has found. But while nearly half of Americans would like to see stricter gun laws, few see it as a major campaign issue despite a concerted effort by pro-gun control groups in this year's midterm elections. Forty-nine percent of likely voters said gun laws in the United States should be more strict -- a r ...
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School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 

Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

Oct 24 2014 6:47pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when ...
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Obama calls gun control measure defeat shameful

Source: Politics Balla | Apr 18 2013, 3:31am CDT

Obama calls gun control measure defeat shameful
Washington, April 18 (IANS) After a stinging defeat in the US Senate, President Barack Obama lashed out at those who voted against several gun control measures backed by him in the wake of Newtown massacre of the innocents last December.
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Sikh Americans join Obama in calling for gun control

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 29 2013, 9:33am CDT

Sikh Americans join Obama in calling for gun control
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Members of the Sikh Community joined President Barack Obama as he sought to spur lawmakers into action against gun violence in the wake of tragedies like the Newtown massacre in December that killed 20 first-graders.
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Biden demands courage from US Congress on gun control

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 22 2013, 12:44am CDT

Biden demands courage from US Congress on gun control
New York, March 22 (IANS/EFE) US Vice President Joe Biden Thursday demanded "courage" from Congress in approving gun control measures that would include a ban on assault rifles.
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Obama pays tribute to teachers slain in Newtown

Source: Politics Balla | Feb 16 2013, 12:58am CST

Obama pays tribute to teachers slain in Newtown
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama awarded posthumously Friday Presidential Citizens Medals to the six educators who died along with 20 of their students in the Dec 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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