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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Newtown, Conn., community, including the parent of a teacher killed in a school massacre a year ago, gathered at the National Cathedral Thursday for a vigil to remember those who lost their lives because of gun violence.
Hundreds are expected at Washington's National Cathedral on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school massacre and demand tough gun legislation in the United States. Pop icon Carole King was lined up to perform at the late-afternoon vigil, which organizers hope will pull the media spotlight away from the New England town where 20 first-graders and six educators died. Several Newtown residents, including relatives of the dead, were expected at the vigil spearheaded by the Newtown Foundation, a non-profit group that calls for tougher gun laws. "Make us instruments of your peace, and strengthen our hearts and hands and minds -- not only to care for the victims and survivors of gun violence, but also to bring about the change that will end the violence caused by guns in the hands of the criminal, the sick, and the cruel.”
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime.