A heavy winter snow storm lashed the northeastern United States Thursday, subjecting New York to near blizzard-like conditions and forcing flight cancellations as schools and the United Nations closed.
One year later, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, still evokes raw emotion and sadness. On Saturday, a day after another school shooting, this time at a Colorado high school where two students were wounded, the United States paused to remember the tragedy and revisit the contentious issue of guns in America.
Dec. 20 Photo Brief: Snow in the Midwest, high stepping in Afghanistan, window washing Santas and Senator Inouye’s last trip to the Capitol
Senator Daniel Inouye’s casket is brought to the Capitol to lie in state, Santas do some window washing in Tokyo, more Afghans finish police training, Kansas gets hits with a snowstorm and more in today’s Daily Brief.
Dec. 18 Photo Brief: Schools reopen in Newtown, Queen Elizabeth joins the Cabinet, fisherman process a dead shark, a swordfish and a whale
Schools reconviene in Newtown, Connecticut as funerals continue for the victims of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attends a cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street to mark her Diamond Jubilee, Somali fisherman transport large fish on their backs through the streets of Mogadishu and much more in today’s daily brief.
‘These tragedies must end’ says President Obama as Connecticut community copes in aftermath of shooting
Memorials sprang up, and U.S. flags were flown at half-staff a day after 28 people, including 20 children, were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Sunday, President Barack Obama, Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy, and a united clergy spoke at an interfaith vigil to console a community and nation shaken by tragedy.
Dec. 16 Photo Brief: Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens
Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens in Ecuador and more in today’s daily brief.