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Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn.

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 03:44 p.m. HST, Dec 15, 2012


WASHINGTON >>  President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday's deadly elementary school shooting.

Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed when a man opened fire inside the school.

Hours after the shooting, a tearful Obama said he grieved first as a father. In those remarks and later in his Saturday radio address, Obama called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings, but did not say what it should be.

Obama's visit to Newtown for an interfaith vigil would be the fourth time he has traveled to a city after a mass shooting.

The president had planned to travel to Maine Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in "fiscal cliff" negotiations, but the White House canceled that trip because of the shooting.

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DA_HANDSOME_CHINAMAN wrote:
When will this CLOWN (Obama) learn that taking my gun away will make it worse for the innocent people. If they take my gun away, I will booby trap my property so unwanted people will stay away. How else can I keep safe at nights. Why make it easier for the burglars and killers to get into my home. DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW. We must protect ourselves, the cops are toooooo slow in responding to a call.
on December 16,2012 | 12:17AM
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