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6:42 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Details Of Sandy Hook Shooter Remain Hazy

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 9:11 am

A picture is slowly emerging of the 20-year-old gunman authorities say was responsible for the shootings in Newtown, Conn. Federal law enforcement has identified him as Aadam Lanza, and he is said to have been quiet and smart.

Around the Nation
6:42 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Shootings Raise Questions Of School Safety

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 9:11 am

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Claudio Sanchez about school violence, and the evolution of the safety measures that schools have taken to protect their students.

Around the Nation
6:42 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Newtown Pastor Ready To Help Town Heal

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 9:11 am

In the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn., residents of the town are struggling to cope. Rev. Matt Crebbin of the Newtown Congregational Church tells Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about the role of faith in the recovery and the message he's sharing this weekend.

Around the Nation
6:42 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Mass Shooting Likely To Stir New Round Of Gun Debate

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 4:08 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The debate over gun restrictions is often revived, however briefly, after tragedies like the one in Newtown. When President Obama offered his condolences to the families of those killed at Shady Hook Elementary on Friday, he added...

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.

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Around the Nation
6:42 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Former Kentucky School Administrator Recalls 1997 Shooting

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 9:11 am

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with Bill Bond, a school safety specialist at the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He's also the former principal of Heath High School,in Paducah, Ky., where in 1997, a student opened fire on a prayer circle, killing three students and wounding five others.

The Two-Way
5:38 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

A Nation's Mourning: How We Cope

Shop owners Tamara Doherty (left) and Jackie Gaudet meet outside their stores for the first time since becoming neighbors, just down the road from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 9:33 am

Many of us following the news out of Newtown, Conn., do not have a personal relationship with those murdered Friday. Some of us may not have children whom we need to guide as they see images from the scene.

Yet even without these connections, many people are looking for ways to process their grief and mourn the victims.

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It's All Politics
5:15 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Obama's Cabinet 2.0 Coming Into Focus

Then-Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., observe voting in parliamentary elections in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2008. President Obama is reportedly considering Hagel as his next defense secretary, and Kerry for secretary of state.
KM Chaudary AP

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 12:50 pm

In the category of unintended consequences, Susan Rice's announcement about her future could — under one scenario — mean a Republican in President Obama's inner circle, decorated Vietnam veterans overseeing the nation's military and its foreign policy, and another special election for Senate in Massachusetts.

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U.S.
5:14 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

After Trauma, Maintaining Normalcy For Children

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 7:04 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. Fred Rogers, better known as Mr. Rogers, was often asked by parents how to explain death to children. And so on his program one day, he decided to try and deal with that challenge. And here's how he started:

FRED ROGERS: When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name was Mitzi. And she got to be old, and she died. I was very sad when she died, because she and I were good pals. And when she died, I cried.

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The Two-Way
12:37 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Hillary Clinton Falls, Suffers Concussion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this month in Dublin.
Kevin Lamarque AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 1:52 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who earlier this week canceled a trip to Morocco and the Middle East because she was ill with a stomach virus, is at home recovering from a concussion she suffered in a fall, her spokesman says.

According to an email that State has sent to reporters, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines says that:

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The Two-Way
12:11 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns?

A gun shop in Glendale, Calif.
Gabriel Bouys AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 10:22 am

The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.

If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.

Pew Research Center writes that:

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The Salt
11:48 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Your Kitchen Trash Reborn As Abstract Art

Mixed Drinks
Courtesy of Huguette Roe

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 1:37 pm

Consider the lowly soda can. After the pop, the fizz, the guzzle, it's dumped into a recycling bin and chucked curbside with the rest of the trash.

But just as it has reached a sort of existential low point — empty, forgotten, discarded — voila! The can transforms into a thing of beauty.

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Around the Nation
6:48 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Difficult Days Ahead For For Town In Wake Of Shooting

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 1:43 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Yesterday, we spoke with Rabbi Shaul Praver of Temple Adath Israel in Newtown, Connecticut. And he spent much of Friday, of course, trying to comfort families following the shooting. I can't imagine the Friday you had, sir.

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Around the Nation
6:48 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Shootings And The Problem With Profiling

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 1:43 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

And at moments like these, people often wonder if they should have seen something in the behavior of the gunman that might have predicted he could commit such as act of violence. We're joined now by NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. Thanks very much for being with us today.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Glad to be here, Scott.

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Around the Nation
6:48 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Elementary School Shooting Leaves Dozens Dead

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 1:43 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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Around the Nation
6:48 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Small Town Reeling In Wake Of Mass School Shooting

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 1:43 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Yesterday, a 20-year-old man identified as Adam Lanza made his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and began shooting. Later we would learn that 26 people were shot dead, 20 of them children. Law enforcement officials tell NPR the shooter's mother was found dead at the family home.

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