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Activists of Pakistan civil society hold candles for the victims of an attack by Taliban gunmen on an army-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi on December 17, 2014. Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani vowed to fight "terrorism and extremism" together, a day after Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN        (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Pakistani Communities Mourn Deaths In Taliban Attack On School

A group of Pakistanis on Long Island gathered to condemn the violence and to plead for help for innocent Pakistanis

12/17/2014

FILE -- A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon. (credit: Getty Images)

GOP Lawmakers In Connecticut Want Gun Law Deadline Extended

Under the legislation that was passed in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre, state residents have until the end of Dec. 31, 2013 to register assault weapons as well as ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

12/30/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Panel To Discuss Safety Changes In Connecticut After Newtown Massacre

A panel was set to meet for the first time this week, after being ordered by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to recommend possible changes to state laws and policies in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre.

01/20/2013

Benjamin Wheeler

Benjamin Wheeler Excelled On Soccer Field, At Piano Recital

The family of Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre victim Benjamin Wheeler loved soccer and swimming, played piano, and hoped to be an architect or a paleontologist.

12/17/2012

Ana Marquez-Greene (left) and Emilie Parker were among the 20 children, all age 6 or 7, shot and killed in an elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. (Credit: CBS 2)

All Children Killed In Newtown School Massacre Were 6 Or 7 Years Old

Adam Lanza, 20, took the lives of 20 children and eight adults — including his mother and himself – leaving wounds for the town that may never heal.

12/15/2012

Dawn Hochsprung

Slain Principal At Newtown, Conn. School Remembered For Work On Safety

The principal gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was being remembered Saturday for the safety policies she helped develop before the horrific shooting rampage.

12/15/2012

Connecticut State Police walk on Dickson Street from the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. According to reports, there are more than 20 dead, most children, after a gunman opened fire in at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter was also killed. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Newtown School Massacre Pushes Gun Control Debate Back Into Limelight

“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” said President Barack Obama.

12/14/2012

James Holmes is suspected of killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more during a shooting at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012. (credit: University of Colorado Denver)

Massacre Suspect James Holmes In Solitary Confinement; Reportedly Spit At Guards, Inmates

He thinks that he’s acting in a movie. That’s how one Colorado jail employee described massacre suspect James Holmes, who is currently in solitary confinement.

07/22/2012

Authorities break the window of the apartment of of James Holmes, the suspect of a shooting in a movie theater July 20, 2012 in Aurora, outside of Denver, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and at least 38 wounded when James allegedly opened fire inside the a movie theater showing the "The Dark Knight Rises."  Police have James, 24, of Holmes of North Aurora, in custody.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Aurora Police: Detonation Is Successful At Accused Shooter James Holmes’ Apartment

At roughly 12:45 p.m., a loud blast was heard in the area, and the Aurora Police Department said that the detonation was successful at Holmes’ apartment.

07/21/2012

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy talks to high school students about guns - Mineola, NY - Feb 4, 2011 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

Long Island H.S. Students Get Lesson On Guns

The seniors at Mineola High School were not even born in 1993 when Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s husband was murdered on a Long Island Rail Road train.

02/04/2011

Gabrielle Giffords (AP)

HealthWatch: Rep. Giffords And Brain Injury

Giffords is heading into the most critical time in her recovery, when her brain will usually reach its maximum swelling after the gunshot wound.

01/11/2011

Family Remembers Little Girl Killed In Ariz. Massacre

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A 9-year-old girl with big dreams was the youngest victim in the Arizona tragedy, Dana Tyler reports. When John and Roxana Green think about their 9-year-old daughter Christina, they think […]

01/10/2011

Phyllis Schneck and her three children (Photo/Handout)

2 Tucson Shooting Victims Have Strong Local Ties

Phyllis Schneck, 79, grew up in Rutherford, met her husband at Rutherford High School, and still spent summers in New Jersey to see family.

01/10/2011

Hundreds gathered for a mass in South Windsor, Conn., Wednesday night to remember the eight people killed in the massacre at a beer distribution plant earlier this week.

Hundreds Mourn Conn. Massacre Victims

Hundreds gathered for a mass in South Windsor, Conn., Wednesday night to remember the eight people killed in the massacre at a beer distribution plant earlier this week.

CBS 2–08/05/2010