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Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre
Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting
“In all the information that is available to me, it is my intention that for James Eagan Holmes in this case, justice is death,” the prosecuting lawyer said today.
Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on
After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.
US teen pleads guilty to killing three at school
TJ Lane, 18, had previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but changed his plea a day before the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting.
Biden urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents
Biden advocated a series of proposals, including universal background checks for gun owners, a ban on many military-style weapons and a limit on the size of magazines.
Bruce 'Die Hard' Willis is against gun control laws
He also rejects link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun crime.
White House issues photo of Obama with gun
The image, dated from last August, shows the President skeet shooting.
US gun owners most likely to be white, male and married - study
The Gallup research found 30 per cent of Americans own a gun, with people in the south of the country most likely to be gun owners.
Obama unveils sweeping proposals to help curb gun violence
President Obama demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.
Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre
A week-long preliminary hearing will determine whether James Holmes, 25, will stand trial for the fatal shootings of 12 people last July.
Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting
The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.
Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000
The CNN host is coming under severe criticism for his outspoken views on gun control in the United States.
NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work
The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.
One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party
Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.
Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings
26 bells were sounded – one for each of the victims of last week’s shooting – after a moment of silence.
Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown
Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.
Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims
The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.
Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings
The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.
Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’
Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.
Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US?
As the world reacts to the latest mass shooting in America, we ask you whether you believe a tightening of America’s gun laws will make any lasting difference?
Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe
World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.
Want to win a gun? Georgia sports store says: 'Just vote'
A store near Atlanta has raised legal eyebrows – because its promotion could be seen as an enticement to vote.
Sikhs express shock after six killed in shooting at Wisconsin temple
Sikh leaders have suggested that American Muslims may have been the intended target of the mass shooting.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.