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  1. Sandy Hook families' law firm to NBC: Don't air Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | Yahoo!

    A letter to NBC from the families of Sandy Hook victims urged the network to considering the "ethical and legal ramifications" of airing Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Obtained by Politico's Hadas Gold , the letter from a law firm representing several families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., attack implies that by airing the controversial interview, NBC would open itself up to possible legal action.


  2. Megyn Kelly: Alex Jones' views on Sandy Hook are 'revolting'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Yahoo!

    Megyn Kelly's continues to defend her interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones amid widespread protests led by the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting - a massacre that Jones has repeatedly called a hoax. Kelly had been scheduled to host an annual charity gala for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.


  3. Sandy Hook families denounce Megyn Kelly and NBC for Alex Jones interviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Yahoo!

    NBC is planning to air Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones on Sunday night. And the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre - which Jones has repeatedly suggested was staged - are outraged.


  4. Cop Opens Up About Desperate Attempts to Save College Student Who Died After Pancake-Eating ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Yahoo!

    One of the responding officers who tended to a choking student during a pancake-eating contest on a Connecticut college campus is describing how he pulled pieces of food out of her mouth in a desperate bid to save her life. Caitlin Nelson was taking part in the competition for her sorority during Greek Week festivities Thursday at her college, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, when the freak accident occurred.


  5. Obama: Going to Newtown was the 'toughest day of my presidency'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Yahoo!

    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the families of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. "I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency," Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office.


  6. Bolton Suggests Russian Hacks A False FlagRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | Yahoo!

    "It is not at all clear to me just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag," Bolton said. John Bolton suggested this weekend that a CIA report alleging Russian interference in the 2016 election aimed at getting President-elect Donald Trump elected could actually be a "false flag" perpetrated by the Obama administration.


  7. Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Threatens FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A Florida woman was arrested Monday for threatening a parent of one of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting that took the lives of 20 children. She was motivated to carry out the threat because she believed the massacre was a hoax, the Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday.


  8. Knife-wielding attacker injures 7 children in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A knife-wielding assailant injured seven students outside a primary school in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series of knife attacks on schoolchildren. Two adults were also injured in the attack in the city of Hanzhong.


  9. Gun control groups spend millions on state ballot initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Gun safety advocates are pouring tens of millions of dollars into Maine and Nevada to support ballot initiatives that would mandate background checks for gun sales in an effort to clinch state-level victories after years of failed drives in Congress. The avalanche of money spent on supporting such initiatives ahead of the Nov. 8 vote could hand gun control organizations their biggest win since they failed to secure the passage of federal legislation after the massacre of 26 children and educators at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school in December 2012.


  10. Connecticut judge dismisses Sandy Hook families' suit against gunmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 young children and adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012, saying the maker of the rifle used in the attack had "broad immunity" under federal law. The lawsuit, filed in December 2014 and seeking unspecified financial damages, said the AR-15 military-syle assault weapon used in the attack in Newtown, Connecticut, should never have been sold to the gunman's mother, Nancy Lanza, because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.


  11. New documentary traces controversial history of policing in schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | Yahoo!

    In today's America, police officers commonly roam the halls of schools, along with students, teachers, coaches and counselors. But it wasn't always that way, and a growing number of critics argue that it shouldn't be that way in the future.


  12. Teen suspect in South Carolina school shooting charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A South Carolina teenager suspected of killing his father and wounding two boys and a teacher at an elementary school was charged on Friday with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the office of the local solicitor said. The 14-year-old boy, who has not been named by authorities, will remain in custody for at least another 48 hours after he appeared before a state judge for a hearing behind closed doors on Friday, a staff member at the 10th Judicial Circuit solicitor's office confirmed to Reuters by telephone.


  13. Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Yahoo!

    A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school playground where he wounded two children and a teacher with a handgun before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was accused by police of fatally shooting his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, then driving a pickup truck about 2 miles to Townville Elementary School where he crashed into a fence surrounding the playground.


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