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    Obama Chokes Up at Shooting Presser

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    President Obama gave an emotional speech during a White House press conference after today’s mass shooting at a school in Connecticut. “As a country we have been through this too many times,” the president said, recalling numerous mass shootings that have occurred in recent years and adding that the country is going to have to “take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of politics.” He brushed away tears as he spoke of the victims as “our children,” adding that he and the first lady will do tonight “what every other parent in America will do, which is to hug our kids a little tighter and tell them we love them.”

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