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A petition calling for TV host Piers Morgan to be deported from the US following his outspoken comments on gun control has attracted more than 69,000 signatures

Deport Piers Morgan, demands US petition

A petition calling for TV host Piers Morgan to be deported from the US following his outspoken comments on gun control has attracted more than 73,000 signatures.

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Newtown marked Christmas amid snow-covered teddy bears, stockings, flowers and candles left in memorial to the 20 children and six adults shot dead in the second-largest school shooting in US history.

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Newtown massacre: Victim's boyfriend was to propose at Christmas

Rachel D'Avino, a behavioural therapist working at Sandy Hook elementary who perished along with 25 other victims shot at the school would have received a marriage proposal on Christmas Eve, a friend has confirmed.

Hollywood postpones violent programmes after Sandy Hook shooting

Movie studios and television programmers have postponed or canceled violent films and TV shows after a shooting left 20 children and six adults dead in a Connecticut elementary school last week.

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Protesters target NRA's Capitol Hill office

Hundreds of demonstrators swarmed the Capitol Hill office of the National Rifle Association on Monday to denounce the powerful lobby and push for new gun controls in response to Friday's killing of 27 people, including 20 elementary school children, in Newtown, Connecticut.

The shrine at Newtown, Connecticut

Newtown massacre leads to security assessments nationwide

For Lisa Betts and her husband, the conversation started Friday at their Silver Spring, Maryland home, not long after they heard about the massacre that claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members at a Connecticut school. How safe, they wondered, was the school their two children attend?

As mourners filled Sunday services in Newtown, Connecticut, yesterday, the names of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting are seen on a US flag in the town centre

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President Obama promises to use “whatever power” his office holds to prevent “more tragedies likes this.”

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The numbers made this school shooting the most horrific in America's long and painful history of such tragedies – but not just the numbers. The young age of so many of the victims, the self-sacrificial efforts of their teachers, the proximity of Christmas and the picture-postcard New England setting all combined to propel the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown to the top of the dismal US roll call of gun carnage. But the response was as divided as ever.

'British boy' among victims of Sandy Hook school massacre

US president Barack Obama is due to attend a memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre today, as it was reported that one of the 20 child victims was a British schoolboy.

Gwenne Mayor, far left, was shot dead with 16 of her primary class in Dunblane in 1996

Dunblane will feel Sandy Hook shootings more than anywhere

James Cusick reported on a town in grief and shock after the 1996 primary school shootings

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