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Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2012 12:57)

Is the U.S. Finally Serious About Gun Control?

Was mental illness a factor in these mass shootings?

(SAN FRANCISCO ) - Gun control In his article, "America as a Gun Culture," historian Richard Hofstadter popularized the phrase "gun culture" to describe America's long-held affection for firearms, with many citizens embracing and celebrating the association of guns and America's heritage.

According to Hofstadter, the right to own a gun and defend oneself is considered by some, especially those in the South and the Southwest, as a central tenet of the American identity.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-20-2012 14:11)

Israeli Death Squads Involved in Sandy Hook Bloodbath?
Intelligence Analyst Says Yes

Why did Adam Lanza wear a black outfit with a mask and bulletproof vest if he planned to kill himself?

(CINCINNATI ) - Family in aftermath of Conn shooting Days later, the Sandy Hook Massacre, the iconic slaughter of twenty small children, is now looking like a terrorist attack, not a “murder suicide.”

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Salem-News.com (Dec-20-2012 13:06)

Stress From Tragedy Affects Reporters, Too

Whether the public realizes it or not, journalists are often first responders to events too. We bury our emotions and do our jobs in the face of tragedy, horror and disbelief.

(AUSTIN, TX RTDNA) - Media at Newtown tragedy Last Friday, like many newsrooms across the country, Michigan Radio had the TV monitor on the wall running non-stop coverage of the school shooting events in Newton, Connecticut.

As the reality of what took place began to set in, even the gallows humor typical of a newsroom disappeared and concern and disbelief took its place.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-20-2012 12:36)

PTSD, Massacres and Damage to the Soul

Are we all crazy?

(PORTLAND, OR) - Candlelight vigil The enormity of the horrible massacre at a Connecticut school really hasn't hit many people yet, but the TV and news coverage that this "has broken our hearts" is appropriate.

When a long line of firemen, in remembrance to one of the children, stand with hats in hand and some with tears in their eyes, it should tell the rest of us that this is a horrible meaningful event should not be lost in time.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2012 21:47)

Various Religions Come Together in Nevada in a Tribute to Connecticut Victims

Tributes to all victims, their families, teachers, administrators, and first responders touched by this tragedy.

(RENO, NV) - interfaith tribute for Conn. Shooting Victims Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i leaders came together in Nevada today in a community-wide multi-faith memorial service in honor of Connecticut shooting victims.

They recited prayers and read from scriptures in Arabic-Sanskrit-Hebrew-Aramaic besides English and lighted candles at Reno First Congregational Church (RFCC), paying tributes to all victims...

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Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2012 20:21)

From Misogyny to Murder: A Feminist Perspective on the Connecticut Shootings

To kill a mother, you have to learn how to hate her.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Connecticut shooting aftermath Misogyny is not funny or harmless any more than racism: it’s serious, even deadly.

It’s a warning signal of more violence on the way. When we catch it, we can heal it.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2012 20:15)

The Nightmare at Newtown: Open Letter to Our President

We must move forward with resolve.

(SALEM) - Barack Obama The Newtown Massacre of innocent kindergarten kids follows on the heels of the less-heinous mall shootings here in Oregon, where your brother coaches at OSU.

Yet both of these tragedies strike home for one and all.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-15-2012 16:25)

Can American Leaders Lead?

“Another day, another mass shooting in America. When, and how, will this end? In fact, will it ever end?” - New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow

(LONDON) - Vigil for school shooting victims Something close to despair could be detected in a piece written for the New York Times by op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow.

His opening words were these: “Another day, another mass shooting in America. When, and how, will this end? In fact, will it ever end?”

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Salem-News.com (Dec-14-2012 11:29)

26 Slaughtered at Elementary School in Connecticut: 18 Children Dead

The Hartford Courant, citing unnamed sources, said many of the victims were in a kindergarten classroom.

(HARTFORD, CT.) - Children are led from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday after a reported shooting there.   Shannon Hicks / The Newtown Bee. A young man carrying two handguns shot up an elementary school in Connecticut this morning.

The crime left 26 little kids and adults dead in one the nation’s worst 18 school massacres.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2012 18:27)

Mike Wallace Passes Away at 93

Wallace was known to Americans for six decades of media involvement.

(SALEM) - Mike Wallace in 2007 Noted American newsman Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace died Saturday in New Canaan, Connecticut, at the age of 93. Also this week we said goodbye to our longtime Op-Ed Writer Henry Clay Ruark who was still working in media at 94.

During his career, Mike Wallace worked as a journalist, game show host and actor; his role in the media world was wide and varied.

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