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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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'We have to stop these senseless deaths' says Columbine principal

The principal of Columbine High School has offered his condolences to the families of the victims killed during a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

"It's a reminder of how vulnerable we are as a society," he said.

"As a society we have to come together, we have to stop these senseless deaths." reports the Denver Post.

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