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Obama: ‘Our hearts are broken’ for families of Connecticut shooting victims

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Obama: ‘Our hearts are broken’ for families of Connecticut shooting victims

An emotional President Obama, wiping away tears and choking up as he spoke, said Friday that “our hearts are broken” for the families of the victims in the deadly mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The president, hinting at possible legislation, pledged “meaningful action” to prevent more killings in the future.

The president addressed the tragedy during remarks at the White House Friday afternoon, as details continued to emerge. Authorities say at least 26 people, most of them children, were killed when a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school.

The president, who in the past has maintained his composure at such moments no matter the depth of the tragedy at hand, on Friday paused repeatedly, struggling to get through his remarks.

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