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Murphy raises gun control – and his profile – at convention

PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Chris Murphy’s impassioned, prime time speech on gun control Wednesday helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation. Continue Reading →

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Newtown activists introduce bill banning high-capacity magazines

WASHINGTON – Newtown activists on Thursday helped introduce the first gun safety bill in this Congress, officially kicking off the gun control debate on Capitol Hill. The bill would ban large capacity ammunition clips for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. Continue Reading →

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For Esty, first term tested survival skills

WASHINGTON – Days after she won re-election, in a move that was as symbolic as it was practical, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and her Capitol Hill staff moved into a new office, an indication she had moved up in seniority and solidified her place in Congress. (This is the fifth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.) Continue Reading →

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227 CT gun deaths later, Newtown families continue their campaign

WASHINGTON — Some 227 people have died from gun violence in Connecticut since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre two years ago. On Wednesday, Connecticut lawmakers joined Newtown families and victims of gun violence across the nation in renewing their calls for new federal gun laws. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: The Sandy Hook failure

Federal law requires public schools to seek out, evaluate, identify and provide services to children with disabilities, including children with serious emotional disturbances. In Adam Lanza’s case, apparently, Newtown’s schools did not. Continue Reading →

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Newtown shooter: Report finds failure to address ‘a cascade’ of problems

There were many red flags in Adam Lanza’s life in the years before he killed 20 elementary students in Sandy Hook, according to a report released Friday by Connecticut’s child advocate. Here are four things the state watchdog agency says should be learned from an examination of Lanza’s life. Continue Reading →

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