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April 3rd, 2013
05:46 PM ET

Four months later, Newtown victims' families open up

When something like the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, happens, you wonder how in the world the parents ever go on? It has been four months now and the grief and pain is more than evident. But underneath, there is something else.

Noah Pozner loved wearing his brown winter jacket. He brought it to school at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, the day he and 19 other children were killed.

“It’s the things you hold on to when you have nothing left,” says Noah’s mother, Veronique Pozner.

Noah's parents share their family's story in People Magazine, clutching that same brown coat that a state trooper later tracked down and returned to them. Pozner sums up her grief, saying it's agonizing to see your baby's name on a tombstone.

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Filed under: Connecticut School Shooting • Newtown
April 3rd, 2013
03:20 PM ET

Sea lion dances to 'Boogie Wonderland'

A sea lion grooves to Earth, Wind and Fire, and bops to Backstreet Boys. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the musical mammal.

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April 3rd, 2013
03:19 PM ET

Invention could mean end to robocalls

If you never get another robocall, you might want to thank Aaron Foss. CNN's Rene Marsh explains.

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Filed under: Politics • Rene Marsh
April 3rd, 2013
12:48 PM ET

Obama wants $100M for brain research

Supporters say the president's plan will create jobs and help scientists better understand how the brain works.

RELATED STORY: Brain map seeks to unlock mysteries of the mind Updated Wed March 6, 2013

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Filed under: Lisa Sylvester • Medical
April 3rd, 2013
12:39 PM ET

Fort Hood victims won't get medals

The Army decides not to award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded in the Fort Hood shooting. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

RELATED: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood victims could hurt trial, Pentagon says


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military
April 3rd, 2013
12:12 PM ET

North Korea's advantage explained

CNN's Tom Foreman explains what might happen if North Korea triggers a war with South Korea and the United States.

RELATED VIDEO: North Korea's threats 'gone too far'


Filed under: North Korea • Tom Foreman
April 3rd, 2013
12:02 PM ET

Hutchinson: Open to expanding background checks

By CNN's Gregory Wallace

(CNN) – Asa Hutchinson, the former Republican congressman who led the National Rifle Association’s school safety initiative, personally disagrees with its opposition to universal background checks, he told CNN on Tuesday.

"Yes. Absolutely. I'm open to expanding background checks," he said in response to a question on the "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: Guns • Interviews • Political Ticker