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Emilie Parker, 6, was killed Dec. 14 in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Courtesy of the family hide caption

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Shootings In Newtown, Conn.

A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter

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A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter

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Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Parting Advice From The Senators Leaving Congress

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Parting Advice From The Senators Leaving Congress

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Japan's major opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba adds a rosette on the name of one of those elected in parliamentary elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday. Junji Kurokawa/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Exit Polls Suggest Japanese Opposition Party Victory

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Exit Polls Suggest Japanese Opposition Party Victory

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Dave Douglas' new album, Be Still, includes hymns he played at his mother's funeral service. Austin Nelson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish

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Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish

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In the new film Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain plays Maya, a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives stationed in a covert base overseas who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama bin Laden. Jonathan Olley/Columbia Pictures via AP hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Hunt For Bin Laden More Than Just One Woman's Fight

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Hunt For Bin Laden More Than Just One Woman's Fight

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There may be fewer skirts sighted outside Mormon churches in Salt Lake City this Sunday. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Religion

Mormon Women Dare To Wear Pants To Church

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Mormon Women Dare To Wear Pants To Church

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Rod Stewart is a Grammy-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He has two new releases this fall: the memoir Rod and the holiday album Merry Christmas, Baby. Penny Lancaster/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Rod Stewart: Big Dreams, Bigger Hair

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Rod Stewart: Big Dreams, Bigger Hair

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