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WASHINGTON -- The gunman in the Newtown massacre fired 154 bullets from his Bushmaster military-style rifle in less than five minutes, killing 20 first-graders and six adults. He brought with him 10 large-capacity magazines, each holding up to 30 rounds,...
Tags: Gaming, U.S. Congress, White House, Firearms, Gun Control
With memories of last week's school massacre still hauntingly fresh, most students in Newtown will return to the classroom Tuesday with their sense of normalcy shattered. They'll see more police and more counselors in their buildings. But nothing can...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Gun Control, Students, Joe Manchin III, Autism
The Hartford CourantUsually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers. It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
Mary SanchezA week after the horrific gun rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some Americans have shown their grit by going shopping. For guns and ammo. Yes, as graves were still being dug for tiny coffins in Newtown, Conn., bidding on eBay for four Glock...
The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he'...
David Byrne's lyrics, especially in his early days with Talking Heads, put even the most mundane human behavior underneath a magnifying glass to reveal all its wonder and strangeness. He was the "anthropologist from Mars," instantly staking out a place...
Joseph Sheppard has an IQ above 130. Ask him about his life or worldview and he'll start drawing connections to cosmology and quantum mechanics. He'll toss around names of great intellectuals -- Nietzsche, Spinoza -- as if they're as culturally relevant...
Lizzy Sunderhaus can thank her parents for her caring nature and willingness to volunteer time. The 21-year-old Cedar Crest College senior and star basketball player always gives a shout-out to Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, for giving...
A panel of psychiatric experts is reassessing the definition of Autism. Proposed changes would narrow the criteria for Autism and related disorders, such as Asperger's Syndrome. If the definition is changed, it could dramatically reduce the number of...
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Health, Autism
Late last week, Gov. Rick Scott blindsided tens of thousands of disabled Floridians and their caregivers by signing an executive order to immediately cut their funding. Yet that very same day, the governor made time for a photo op — for the Special...
Change of Subject"Bully"is a movie that will save kids' lives. I realize this sounds overwrought, but it's an assessment that's stayed with me since Saturday, when I went to an advance screening of the controversial new documentary at the True/False Film Fest......
TribLocal - Crystal Lake » NewsCrystal Lake police are working with other law enforcement agencies to locate a local teen with Asperger syndrome reported missing late Tuesday by his family. …...
Mar 29, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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