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NRA Calls for Armed Guards at Schools

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, read a statement Friday morning in reaction to last week's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. He called for installing armed guards in schools to prevent future gun violence against students.

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Over One-Thousand Texomans Sign Banner for Newtown Connecticut

Like the rest of the country, Texomans were hit hard by the tragedy that transpired last Friday at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.  The unimaginable incident that claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 first graders had left many wanting to send condolences and words of encouragement to the small northeastern community.

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Talking to Children About Tragedy in Wake of Connecticut School Shooting

How do you explain the unexplainable to children? Today, parents across the country, including myself, were faced with this -- fumbling over words while explaining the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown - located only 20 miles away from my own daughter's elementary school.

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Winning Powerball Jackpot Tickets Sold in Arizona and Missouri – But Wait! You Could Still Be a Winner

So you didn't win the Powerball last night. If you did, you'd be on a private jet to Bora Bora right now - not sitting here reading this and debating whether to go to Burger King or McDonald's for lunch

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Ben Stiller Helps Feed Hurricane Sandy Victims [PHOTO]

We came across this photo of Ben Stiller pitching in to help feed the victims of Hurricane Sandy and just had to share.

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All You Need to Know to Help Out Hurricane Sandy Victims

Two days after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast, many residents remain without basic supplies like food, clean water and shelter. Fortunately for the victims of this storm, there are many organizations out there determined to provide assistance to those affected by the hurricane.

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Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath: What Happened, What We Know Now [VIDEO]

This morning, much of the East Coast is picking up the pieces after the massive storm known as Hurricane Sandy swept through, leaving millions without power, causing untold economic damage, and killing at least 21 people. Flooding caused largely by enormous, unprecedented storm surges has crippled transportation routes and wreaked havoc on low-lying areas.

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FBI Foils Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve Building in New York

A man drove from Long Island, New York, into Lower Manhattan earlier today in a van he thought was filled with explosives. He parked the van close to the Federal Reserve building, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center, and planned to detonate it using a cell phone from a nearby hotel.

The explosives, however, were fake.

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Lots of Guns Are Getting Past Airport Security and Onto Planes

Potentially hundreds of loaded handguns could be making it aboard commercial flights every day, rattling the nerves of many frequent flyers, as once again they have reason to question the safety of airline travel.

Earlier last week, Transportation Security Administration baggage screeners unknowingly permitted the vice president of the New Orleans Hornets, Joshua Richardson, to board a flight to Newark, New Jersey, with a loaded .38 caliber pistol in his carry-on baggage. It was not until Richardson attempted to board a flight back to New Orleans that officials were made aware of the mistake.

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Outrage After Male Vice Principal Spanks Female High School Student

Springtown (Texas) High School sophomore Taylor Santos had a difficult decision to make after her teacher determined that she allowed a classmate to copy her work: she could either serve two days of in-school suspension, or get paddled.

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Woman Gets Husband’s Chilling 9/11 Note 10 Years After World Trade Center Attacks

This is pretty unsettling. A man named Randy Scott was trapped inside the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and before he died, he scribbled a note asking for help and threw it out an open window.

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Americans Gather on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks
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Americans Honor Victims on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks [VIDEO]

 

In what's become a grim and somber ritual for Americans, citizens will gather Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, in which Islamic extremists killed nearly 3,000 people.

Thousands are expected to come together in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania to pay their respects.

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