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Newtown struggles to meet mental health demand

Health The Associated Press · ·
A memorial to victims of last year's Sandy Hook elementary school victims is seen in front of a house in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 13, 2013. Families ask media outlets to stay away in respect of their need to be alone to mark the one year anniversary, on December 14, during which 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza went on a rampage at Sandy Hook elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults before turning a gun on himself. It appears that virtually all major US cable and network news organizations do not plan to have a presence in Newtown.