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President Obama praised Newtown Sandy Hook parents for their courage. "We are so grateful for their courage and their willingness to share their stories again and again," Obama said. "And understand that nothing is going to be more important than Congress moving forward."

Published: April 8, 2013

President Barack Obama, center, shakes the hands of the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting gathered to hear the president's speech on gun violence at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013.

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