Cameroon fighters patrol the border with Nigeria, ready to respond to any attacks by Boko Haram gunmen. (Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing Disguises, Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Hundreds In Nigeria

Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.


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President Obama Cites Newtown Anniversary In Call For Change

On the anniversary of the massacre of 20 children and six school workers in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama says the nation hasn’t done enough to make its communities safer.


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Afghan Shooter ‘Snapped’ Says Attorney

The first of nine Afghan villagers has taken the witness stand in the sentencing of the U.S. soldier who massacred 16 civilians in Kandahar Province last year.


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Moment Of Silence Marks 6 Months Since Newtown

Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence.


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Justices To Hear State Appeal Of Va. Tech Massacre Damages Verdict

The state Supreme Court will hear the state’s appeal of a jury’s awarding of damages to the parents of two Virginia Tech students who were slain in an April 2007 campus massacre.


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Newtown Widower Seeks School Mental Health Reform

The school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mary Sherlach, would often come home frustrated at an overwhelming workload due to budget cuts and paperwork from mounting regulations, her widower says.


Corps of Cadets guards keep watch next to a ceremonial candle during a candlelight vigil on Virginia Tech's Day of Remembrance on April 16, 2008, honoring the 32 people killed by Seung-Hui Cho.

Virginia Tech Marks 5 Years Since Massacre By Going To Class

n the fifth anniversary of the campus shooting rampage that left 33 dead, students at Virginia Tech would be heading to class Monday, a departure from past years when the school marked the day by suspending classes.


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Judge Overturns $55,000 Fine Given To Va. Tech For 2007 Massacre Warnings

Virginia Tech received a measure of vindication for its handling of a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 people dead when a judge ruled that federal education officials were wrong to conclude the university’s response to the tragedy violated federal law.


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Army Sgt. Robert Bales Officially Charged In Afghanistan Massacre

Charges filed Friday against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales reflect the horror of the crime: 17 counts of premeditated murder, more than half of them children, during a shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan.