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Monday, December 17, 2012

Who Would Carry Out A School Shooting?

This undated photo shows Adam Lanza posing for a group photo of the technology club which appeared in the Newtown High School yearbook. Authorities have identified Lanza as the gunman who killed his mother at their home and then opened fire on Friday inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo)

This undated photo shows Adam Lanza posing for a group photo of the technology club which appeared in the Newtown High School yearbook. Authorities have identified Lanza as the gunman who killed his mother at their home and then opened fire on Friday inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo)

What makes a person grab a gun – or several guns – and walk into an elementary school ready to kill?

Many people are asking that question following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 young children and six teachers and staff dead.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

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Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.