The latest news on school shootings
'I needed to tell him something,' says mother of young victim.
Senate committee passes background checks, assault weapons up next.
Republicans and Democrats both say gun-control debate favors them in 2014.
During gun hearing, one woman explains that assault weapons ban would hurt women most.
A poll finds both gun owners and non-gun owners support background checks, other measures.
Several measures proposed by the president last week could affect high school students and parents.
A quarter of a million people have signed up for new NRA memberships following the Newtown shooting.
Maine senator encourages a thoughtful policy over feel-good measures.
Booby traps, tear gas, and home-made napalm alleged by Holmes prosecutors.
MONROE, Conn. (AP) — The Newtown schools superintendent says preparations have been made for a "normal" day, yet it will likely be anything but that when classes resume for Sandy Hook Elementary School students for the first time since a gunman killed 20 of their classmates.