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Sandy Hook shooting: comfort dogs deployed to Newtown (VIDEO)

A team of specially-trained comfort dogs travel 800 miles to help with the tragedy.

In China, Newtown hits home

HONG KONG — Throughout the weekend, thousands of Chinese gave an outpouring of condolences online, sharing images of lit candles and heartfelt expressions of sympathy for the 20 children and seven adults who were killed in Newtown. “Today is a sad day for the entire world,” wrote Weibo-user, who linked the Connecticut attack to China’s own tragedy of Dec. 14, a rampage at an elementary school in central Henan province that left 23 young children bleeding and wounded.

Ridgefield, Connecticut: Schools put on lockdown after 'suspicious person' spotted

Authorities in Ridgefield, Connecticut, put all schools on lockdown following reports of a "suspicious person" near an elementary school.

Chatter: 'These tragedies must end,' Obama tells Newtown

President Obama addresses Newtown in the wake of America's latest gun tragedy, police foil a plot to bomb South Africa's ruling party convention, and Silvio Berlusconi is getting married. Again.
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President Obama addresses Newtown in the wake of America's latest gun tragedy, police foil a plot to bomb South Africa's ruling party convention, and Silvio Berlusconi is getting married. Again.
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Newtown shootings: America’s moment of truth

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — Their names and faces are now achingly familiar to tens of millions of Americans: Emilie Parker, just 6 years old, a little blond elf; Ana Marquez-Greene, also 6, playing on the piano; Victoria Soto, so proud to be a teacher, who tried to shield her first-graders with her body and died for it.

Sandy Hook shooting: Girl, 6, was sole survivor of her grade one class

"I'm okay, but all my friends are dead," says sole survivor of first grade class.

Police: Sandy Hook gunman was loaded with ammo

Police say shooter had 30-round magazines, hundreds of bullets.
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