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3:13pm

Sat December 14, 2013
Shootings In Newtown, Conn.

In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Ian and Nicole Hockley are parents of Dylan Hockley, one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary last year. Nicole helps lead Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit seeking to prevent the causes of gun violence.
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Nicole Hockley says she used to be the kind of person who knew where she was going in life. Then, last Dec. 14, her 6-year-old son, Dylan, was one of the 26 victims killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary.

"Every plan I had went out the window, and I just kind of lost my way in terms of where do you go from here, how do you pick yourself up and move forward and find a new path," Hockley says.

The phone kept ringing at home, and media outlets sent flowers with cards asking for interviews.

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2:20pm

Sat December 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Going The Distance: Mileage Running On Marathon Flights

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 6:58 am

David McNew Getty Images

Travis MacRitchie is at his Los Angeles apartment packing a single carry on bag for a flight halfway across the world.

"I'm going off on a pretty ridiculous adventure, so fingers crossed that it'll go okay," he says.

He's headed to the Middle East on a flight to Bahrain and he'll be back home in just three days.

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4:56pm

Fri December 13, 2013
All Tech Considered

A Movement To Bake Online Privacy Into Modern Life, 'By Design'

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:46 pm

"The death of privacy has been predicted repeatedly over the years," says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's privacy commissioner. "And my response to that is, 'Say no to that,' because, if you value your freedom, you will value your privacy."
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As we become a more digitally connected society, one question has become increasingly pervasive: Is the expectation of privacy still reasonable?

Ann Cavoukian, the privacy commissioner for Ontario, Canada, thinks so. She contends that privacy — including privacy online — is foundational to a free society. She developed a framework for approaching privacy issues back in the 1990s that's been recognized around the world.

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4:56pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:39 pm

A South African boy stands in front of a mural of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, earlier this month.
Veronique Tadjo for NPR

At the 1964 trial that convicted Nelson Mandela and his co-accused, and sent them to prison for life, he made a statement to the packed courthouse, which he repeated on his release in 1990, after 27 years in detention.

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3:37pm

Fri December 13, 2013
The Record

Beyonce's New Album Is Entertainment's October Surprise

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 4:56 pm

Beyonce.
Nick Farrell Photography Courtesy of Columbia Records

Thursday night — just as Twitter was coming down from Scandal's midseason finale, and it's hard to think of this as a coincidence — Beyonce dropped an album out of nowhere. The news ricocheted through social media. People called it Bey Day and Christmas come early.

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