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Newtown parents hope against hope

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 20 children. A law enforcement official says the suspect is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also dead at the scene, and that his older brother is being held for questioning. The law enforcement official says the boys' mother, Nancy Lanza, works at the school as a teacher.

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People outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department react to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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People outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department react to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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A Connecticut State Police tactical officer walks by a horde of media, from as far away as New Jersey, gathered across the street from the Sandy Hook Fire Department to cover the reaction to shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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People outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department react to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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People outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department react to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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A horde of media, from as far away as New Jersey, gather across the street from the Sandy Hook Fire Department to cover the reaction to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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People outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department react to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

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