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Parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Ana Marquez Greene struggle to get over their loss on her birthday (VIDEO)

Ana Grace Marquez-Green would have been 7 years old today if her life had not been cut short by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year. Ana's family posted a heart-wrenching, moving tribute on Facebook today.

In honor of Ana's life, we invite you to celebrate with family or friends today. Reach out to a neighbor, coworker or classmate. Perform a random act of kindness. Wear something purple or sparkly. Read with a child. Crank up the music, eat second dessert, dance like nobody's watching. Call your leaders. Pray for our country. Pray for common sense solutions. Pray for a love revolution.

A child dying before a parent is just unnatural in and of itself, but a child being slaughtered is unfathomable. It leaves parents, siblings, family, friends, and community reeling. How do you ever recover from such a senseless act of violence? The moving tribute on Ana's tribute page continues...

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Playgrounds dedicated to Newtown victims to be built in towns affected by Sandy

In a heartwarming effort to honor those affected by two different tragedies, New Jersey's largest firefighter union is building 26 playgrounds--one for each of the victims of December's Sandy Hook shooting--in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The project, entitled Sandy Hook: Where Angels Play, will give New Jersey and New York 10 playgrounds each and Connecticut, six. The playgrounds are meant to serve not only as memorials, but also as reminders of hope and recovery for the communities. Isn't that an incredible idea?!

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Sandy Hook elementary school choir singing "Call Me Maybe" at the Grammys!

The Grammys are this weekend and this year, viewers will get to see one particularly special performance-- not from one of the celebrity nominees, but from the group of Newtown kids who also recently sang at the Superbowl.

Newtown Music Project director Sabrina Post recently revealed that American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will be flying to Connecticut to do a live segment with the children during Sunday's show. Aww…that must be so exciting for them!  

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Sorry, but it's way too soon to make a movie about the Sandy Hook school shooting

It's been less than two months since the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and already, there are reports that someone is looking to make a movie out of it. New York director Jonathan Bucari was scouting out locations in Ridgefield, Connecticut where he allegedly wants to tape a film about the recent tragedy.

Because, y'know, filming so close to the community that has not yet recovered isn't insensitive AT ALL.

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ÚLTIMA HORA: Tiroteo en un colegio universitario de Texas (VIDEO)

¡Qué angustia tan grande! Un par de personas se han caído a tiros en un colegio universitario texano, en las afueras de Houston, dejando  heridos y otra comunidad más aterrorizada a consecuencia de violencia con armas de fuego.

Según uno de los portavoces del Texas Lone Star College, uno de los pistoleros está detenido, mientras que el segundo habría dejado el recinto universitario. La balacera habría sido entre los que estaban armados y los heridos fueron víctima del fuego cruzado. ¡En su propia universidad!

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Niño de 8 años clama: "Si pudiera cambiar algo en el mundo, no habría rifles de asalto"

Hay papás y mamás que optan por meter la cabeza como el avestruz en la tierra y negar la realidad. Yo soy de las que prefiero confrontar a mis hijos de 9 y 11 años con esa realidad no importa cuan terrible sea. Por eso en mi casa hablamos abiertamente de la masacre en el cine de Aurora, en Colorado, del tiroteo en el centro comercial en Portland, Oregón, y por supuesto de la masacre en la escuela primaria Sandy Hook, en Newtown, Connecticut. 

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Newtown overwhelmed by generosity after shootings, can't handle any more gifts (VIDEO)

It seems like the whole nation is trying to help the community of Newtown, Connecticut move on after the deadly school shooting that took place a couple weeks ago. In fact, the small town has received so many gifts that officials are now requesting that everyone stop sending packages as they can't handle the outpouring of donations.

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¿Será que la masacre de Newtown ha "inspirado" a otros asesinos?

Aunque es responsabilidad de los medios de comunicación informar a la sociedad sobre los acontecimientos que son del interés publico, creo que deberían comenzar a omitir detalles que no son necesarios para el análisis de un suceso. Lo digo, porque resulta preocupante que desde la masacre de Newtown, la venta de armas de fuego como las que utilizó Adam Lanza, para perpetrar estos crímenes, se elevaron considerablemente en todo el país, como lo informó la cadena Univisión. Y lo más grave del asunto, es que desde la tragedia, se han conocido casos de personas que han intentado imitar a Lanza, así como a los autores de otras masacres.

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