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Rundown for December 17, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Newtown Plans Burials As Investigation Continues

A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman.

12:15 PM EDT 21 Comments

Who Would Carry Out A School Shooting?

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 after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

12:20 PM EDT 2 Comments

Another Grade School Mass Shooting, 16 Years Ago In Scotland

The school shootings in Newtown, Conn. have revived memories of another massacre at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. Sixteen children were gunned down, most of them just five years old.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Elections Raise Tension Between Japan And China

There is concern in China over the results of this weekend’s elections in Japan, where the conservative Liberal Democratic Party – which has taken a hard line against China – won.

12:40 PM EDT 15 Comments

Newtown Tragedy Revises Gun Control Debate

The massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has renewed calls from some Democrats for a ban on military-style assault weapons.

12:50 PM EDT 8 Comments

9 Holiday Gifts You Can Make In Your Kitchen

If you’re looking for gifts with the personal touch, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says start in the kitchen. She shares nine delicious recipes, including biscotti and caramel sauces.

12:55 PM EDT 14 Comments

Robin Essay: ‘A Little Child Shall Lead Them’

What was supposed to be a solemn moment in church, was wonderfully noisy thanks to some pint-sized helpers, who gave everyone a moment to reflect in the wake of Friday’s tragedy.

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August 21 21 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

August 21 Comment

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 7 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.