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Obama taps Biden to head task force on gun violence
News Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 2:25PM

In an effort to prevent another tragedy like last week’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head a task force to develop a concrete plan no later than January to curb gun violence in the country. “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence, doesn’t mean [...]

Sunnyside vigil remembers Newtown victim Ben Wheeler
Sunnyside vigil remembers Newtown victim Ben Wheeler
News Alexa Altman 12/19/2012 at 11:03AM

Seventy miles from where Benjamin Wheeler was killed, mourners gathered to remember the irrepressibly spirited boy who loved The Beatles, sprinting across a soccer field and riding the No. 7 train to Sunnyside. Hundreds cradled flickering candles as they marched from the Sunnyside Reformed Church to Sunnyside Park – the same grassy sanctuary where six [...]