On Friday afternoon, President Obama wiped away tears as he addressed the nation about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. "Our hearts are broken today," the president said. "We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. The majority of those who died today were children." Obama urged the country to take "meaningful action" to prevent such tragedies, but stopped short of advocating for more robust gun control laws.
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