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From TheJournal.ie Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators Gun Violence This post contains videos

Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators

The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting Shooting

Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting

The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.

From TheJournal.ie New Jersey town posts armed police at every school United States

New Jersey town posts armed police at every school

The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman allegedly 'set up fake fundraising scheme' for Newtown victims Newtown

Woman allegedly 'set up fake fundraising scheme' for Newtown victims

The 37-year-old from the Bronx allegedly claimed to be the aunt of one of the victims.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east United States

Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east

At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference Protest

Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference

The NRA is giving its first press conference since the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut a week ago where 20 children and six adults died.

From TheJournal.ie Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings Newtown

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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month United States

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month

Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown Newtown

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.

From TheJournal.ie After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons Sandy Hook

After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons

The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change" Sandy Hook

Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change"

The US president attended a vigil last night for the victims of the Newtown massacre and gave his strongest hint yet that he may seek to reform America’s gun laws.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut police: People are posing online as school shooter Connecticut

Connecticut police: People are posing online as school shooter

Police said at a press conference today that people are posing as the shooter online, and an investigation is underway to uncover who these people are.

From TheJournal.ie Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims Connecticut

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.

From TheJournal.ie Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Newtown

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Every day TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe Shooting

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.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: mass killings in recent times Shooting

Timeline: mass killings in recent times

The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children were killed has been described as one of the world’s worst mass shootings.

From TheJournal.ie Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting Shooting

Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene and it is reported that he took his own life.

From TheJournal.ie Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting Children This post contains videos

Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting

The president delivered an emotional address to reporters in the White House this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut school shooting: Reports say ’18 children among 27 dead’ Children

Connecticut school shooting: Reports say ’18 children among 27 dead’

Latest reports saying up to 18 children have been killed and one entire class is still unaccounted for.

From TheJournal.ie Three dead in US 'bow and arrow' college attack College Killing

Three dead in US 'bow and arrow' college attack

Son killed his father, his father’s partner and himself in ‘bow and arrow’ college attack in Wyoming, USA.

From TheJournal.ie Former WWE chief Linda McMahon fails in second Senate bid Steel Chairs Ahoy

Former WWE chief Linda McMahon fails in second Senate bid

Will Linda McMahon break out the steel chair, having failed to win a Senate seat at the second time of asking?

From TheJournal.ie Man shoots masked teen - then finds out it's his son United States

Man shoots masked teen - then finds out it's his son

Jeffrey Giuliano went to the aid of a neighbour who was being burgled – and shot the young man after himself being threatened.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut: 7-year-old accidentally shoots neighbour, 52 Connecticut

Connecticut: 7-year-old accidentally shoots neighbour, 52

Police have not said how the boy came into possession of his neighbour’s gun.

From TheJournal.ie $10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting Refund

$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting

Woman discovered the error when someone interested in buying her home queried her utility charges.

In pictures: Katharine Hepburn family estate on sale for $30 million Property Porn This post contains images

In pictures: Katharine Hepburn family estate on sale for $30 million

Waterfront property has its own private dock and sandy beaches.

School evacuated after student uses too much deodorant

Well, that’s a danger nobody saw coming…

VIDEO: 6-year-old kid plays Piano Man by Billy Joel (and he's good) Piano Boy This post contains videos

VIDEO: 6-year-old kid plays Piano Man by Billy Joel (and he's good)

This makes us feel slightly less impressed with our own efforts at playing the piano when we were kids…

US man tries to evict 98-year-old mother on her birthday

The 71-year-old son says that his mother should be with people of her own age. Harsh.

From The42 It's official: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are an item Romance

It's official: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are an item

The golfer confirmed the pair were dating in a recent interview.

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene Irene This post contains images

In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Residents return to their homes along the east coast as New York dealt with the effects of the tropical storm.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut university president tops list of Irish-Americans Top 100 This post contains images

Connecticut university president tops list of Irish-Americans

Irish America magazine names John L Lahey of Quinnipiac University as its top Irish-American of 2011. So who is he?