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As GE moves its global corporate headquarters to Boston this summer, local charities are worried. They think they’re about to see a drop in giving.

Recalling Newtown, Obama Announces Executive Actions On Gun Control

Jan 5, 2016
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President Barack Obama announced new executive actions on Tuesday aimed at tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S.

Retiring Newtown Police Chief Reflects

Jan 4, 2016
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Michael Kehoe doesn't want his 37-year career with Connecticut's Newtown Police Department defined by one event, but that's difficult when your sleepy suburban town of 28,000 people was the site of one of the country's deadliest school shootings.

Sunday marks two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Over the past two years, thousands of people around the country have responded with acts of kindness. That includes many different groups and some who have decided to act on their own.

Ashley Petersen, a Sandy Hook native, created a Facebook event called “26 Days of Kindness,” in which each day leading up to Dec. 14 is dedicated to a victim of the shooting.

Petersen’s Facebook event has inspired more than 3,000 people to join.

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A report released on Friday by Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate traced the mental health and history of Adam Lanza, the man who committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It draws a narrative of years of missed opportunities, saying his mother and his educational team tried to accommodate his issues, not treat them. It claims Lanza didn’t get any mental health care after 2008, and that he grew up isolated, without the kind of socialization he should have received.

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