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  • Obama, wiping tears, makes new push to tighten gun rules

    January 5, 2016 | 10:26 am

    Wiping back tears as he remembered children who died in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama on Tuesday described new steps he is taking to tighten gun rules and urged Americans to vote for candidates willing to do more to prevent gun violence.

    As Obama delivered a powerful...

  • Religion and prayer after San Bernardino

    December 7, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    From almost the moment the news broke Wednesday about the shooting in San Bernardino, this tragedy became a debate about religion. As politicians took to Twitter to offer their “thoughts and prayers” for the victims, many responded that thoughts and prayers in the face of such a...

  • Obama says motive for California shooting not yet clear

    December 3, 2015 | 8:52 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that investigators do not yet know why two suspects killed 14 people and wounded 17 others in a mass shooting in Southern California, but vowed that the FBI and law enforcement would "get to the bottom of this."

    "It is possible that...

  • California massacre suspect was registered on online dating sites

    December 3, 2015 | 8:13 am

    Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two suspects in the mass shooting that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others in Southern California on Wednesday, was registered on at least two online dating sites.

    Farook, 28, had a registered profile on a site called iMilap.com, a "one stop...

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  • Two suspects dead after 14 killed in shooting rampage in California

    December 2, 2015 | 7:46 pm

    A man and a woman suspected of taking part in a shooting attack that killed 14 people and wounded 17 at a Southern California social services agency on Wednesday died in a shootout with police hours later, authorities said.

    One police officer was injured in the gunfight with the...

  • Shooting rampage at California social services agency leaves 14 dead, 17 wounded

    December 2, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    Gunmen opened fire on a holiday party on Wednesday at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 others, then fled the scene, triggering an intense manhunt and a shootout with police, authorities said.

    One suspect was struck by...

  • Three suspects sought in deadly San Bernardino, California shooting

    December 2, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    A manhunt was under way for up to three suspects who shot as many as 20 people, some of them fatally, at a holiday party at a social services agency in the Southern California city of San Bernardino, authorities said.

    San Bernardino Police Lieutenant Richard Lawhead told a local...

  • Ben Carson, the nutty neurosurgeon

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 8, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    What does it say about higher education that you can graduate from Yale and still believe that the devil made Darwin do it?  What does it say about medicine, that you can both be a gifted neurosurgeon and also declare, “I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating...

  • Multiple fatalities, wounded as gunman opens fire at Oregon college

    October 1, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school, officials and local media said.

    There were conflicting reports on the number of casualties and wounded at Umpqua...

  • Obama to deliver eulogy Friday for slain South Carolina pastor

    June 26, 2015 | 10:14 am

    South Carolina will take a step forward in healing the wounds of last week's mass shooting when President Barack Obama arrives on Friday to deliver the eulogy for the pastor of the historic church where the attack took place.

    Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a widely admired state...

  • Jewish parent power tools can help kids cope with the tragedy at Sandy Hook and beyond

    December 19, 2012 | 11:21 am

    There’s been a lot of talk in the news about what to say to children about the massacre at Sandy Hook.  A steady stream of experts attempting to provide some sort of parental protocol for addressing this unimaginable tragedy with our kids: Find out what our child knows before...

  • Sandy Hook, Sandy and the politics of learned helplessness

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 16, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    "We have got to get Michelle to make this her priority."

    It was my friend Judith, a wise woman, a mother and grandmother, on the phone from across the country, the evening of the day of the Newtown massacre, trying to figure out how to enlist the first lady in a campaign against...

  • The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre has the blood of Connecticut students on his hands

    December 16, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Looking for ways to explain America’s epidemic of mass shootings -- including Friday’s murder of 27 people, including 20 children, at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school – many pundits are blaming the country’s “culture of violence” and its preference for “protecting guns over...

  • Stopping Asperger’s from Becoming Another Victim in the CT Massacre

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 16, 2012 | 1:14 am

    I first heard about the Connecticut school tragedy from the TV stations at the gym, and felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I wanted to hear more about what had happened but couldn't stand to keep listening as the terrible details begin to emerge.

    In my mind, I could...

  • Jewish 6-year-old youngest of Newtown shooting victims

    December 15, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    A Jewish child was identified as the youngest of the 26 victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.

    First grade student Noah Pozner, the youngest of the victims murdered on Friday, had just turned 6 years old Nov. 20; he will be laid to...

  • 28 reported dead, including 20 children, in Connecticut school shooting

    December 14, 2012 | 11:30 am

    [UPDATE 2:00 p.m. PST] An earlier report claiming the gunman's brother was found dead is being disputed by police.

    [10 a.m.] A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing at least 28 people, including 20...

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