Newtown

Courtesy of Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

It’s been five years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Catherine Violet Hubbard was one of 20 children killed, along with six educators. Her family has spent the past five years planning an animal sanctuary in her memory

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Mark Barden lost his 6-year-old son, Daniel, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which claimed the lives of 19 other children and six educators. After the shooting, Barden co-founded the advocacy group Sandy Hook Promise, which seeks to prevent gun-related deaths through gun violence prevention programs and policy change at the state and national levels.

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Survivors and family members of victims of gun violence held a candlelight vigil at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening to commemorate the fifth year since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Connecticut’s highest court will hear an appeal by families of victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting who want to sue the maker of the rifle used in the shooting. The families appealed a judge’s decision last year to throw the case out.

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Sandy Hook Promise, the advocacy group founded after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has dropped Megyn Kelly as the host of its Washington gala this week. Kelly is being widely criticized for her upcoming NBC interview with Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who claims the shooting didn’t happen.

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