Obama makes gun law a priority

President Barack Obama hopes to get new US gun control measures passed during the first year of his second term after saying the country is 'failing' to protect its children.

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Brooklyn Nets hold a moment of silence for victims

The Brooklyn Nets basketball team held a moment of silence for victims of the Newtown shooting ahead of their game with the Detroit Pistons at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Children join the Brooklyn Nets during a moment of silence for victims of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Credit: Ray Stubblebine / Reuters

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