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US mayors send open letter to Obama, Congress demanding tougher gun laws (VIDEO)

The White House said on Tuesday that Obama "strongly" supported a renewal of the assault weapons ban and would back new gun legislation.

Ann Curry's #26acts movement gains momentum

Ann Curry of NBC News has been performing acts of kindness in honor of the Newtown shooting victims, and encouraging others to do the same.

Oxford English Dictionary apologizes for 'bloodbath' as word of the day

The OED said "today's word is a coincidence of the worst kind" in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

'Django Unchained' Hollywood premiere canceled after Newtown shooting

The premiere of Quentino Tarantino’s violent Western movie 'Django Unchained' was canceled following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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Director Quentin Tarantino attends the 61st Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2004 in Venice, Italy. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
The premiere of Quentino Tarantino’s violent Western movie 'Django Unchained' was canceled following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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India confronts its own brazen and spectacular violence

NEW DELHI — The most brutal recent incident happened Sunday. As America's Sandy Hook tragedy occupied television stations here, a 23-year-old physical therapist was the victim of a horrifying gang rape — in a New Delhi bus. As the curtained bus floated ominously through the city, the woman was raped repeatedly and sliced with a knife by her seven attackers, before being beaten with an iron rod and finally dumped on the roadside. She is now fighting to survive. The young man with her, a 28-year-old software engineer, was also beaten within an inch of his life.

Dylan Hockey died 'in the arms' of Sandy Hook teacher: family

In the face of a brutal shooting rampage, young Dylan Hockey took refuge in the arms of a beloved teacher.

Gun control petition breaks White House record

Public plea to Obama on gun control gains momentum.

After Sandy Hook, Latin America wags a finger at gun-toting US

LIMA — Latin America has responded to the Newtown massacre with horror, and renewed bafflement at US gun laws.
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