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December 16, 2014

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

New studies have challenged several decades of thinking that psychological problems are only a minor factor in the making of terrorists - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting - Full Story
December 13, 2014

Developments in Newtown 2 years after massacre

The town has begun reviewing ideas for a permanent memorial and the first construction work has begun on the new Sandy Hook Elementary School - Full Story
November 20, 2014

Wash. school gunman's texts turned dark prior to shooting

Shooter's texts turned dark week before he opened fire, with references to his funeral and the message: "Bang bang I'm dead" - Full Story
October 09, 2014
Cops: 2 adults, 2 children found dead in NY home

Cops: 2 adults, 2 children found dead in NY home

Autopsies being conducted Thursday will determine the cause of death - Full Story
September 24, 2014

FBI: US mass shootings have increased dramatically

An average of six shootings occurred in the first seven years that were studied. That average rose to 16 shootings per year in the past seven years - Full Story
July 22, 2014
Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

A federal jury on Monday found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy - Full Story
July 07, 2014

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

As officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Conn. 15 years ago - Full Story
June 28, 2014
Dad of UCSB mass murderer hopes to prevent killings

Dad of UCSB mass murderer hopes to prevent killings

Father of the young man who killed six and injured 13 near UCSB last month says it's his "duty" to help prevent future mass killings - Full Story
June 26, 2014
Teen who planned massacre idolized Columbine gunman

Teen who planned massacre idolized Columbine gunman

Minn. teen accused of planning to massacre his family and high school classmates mocked the attacks on the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook Elementary School as "pretty lame" - Full Story



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