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Gun-violence plan soon, Obama vows

Congress urged to vote on bans

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 12:28 a.m.

Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged his administration will draft “concrete proposals” by the end of next month to help stem gun violence in the U.S. and endorsed restrictions on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

Newtown Teacher Victoria Soto Remembered for 'Infectious Smile

In Stratford, Connecticut, family members and friends gathered to say goodbye to Victoria Soto. The 27-year-old teacher has been hailed as a hero for dying while trying to shield her students, some of whom managed to escape. (By The Associated Press)
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