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A new group is examining everything from mental health issues to gun control. What caused Adam Lanza to kill 20 children and 6 women at Sandy Hook Elementary could remain a mystery. Lanza's mental health may not be something investigators can reveal.
"It may not be something we will be able to provide given privileges that are available on mental health histories," says Danbury States Attorney Steven Sedensky.
Lanza's medical records could be kept private because of certain confidentiality laws.
"That was a singular event with a singular individual," says Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's Scott Jackson. "I would hope that our recommendations would be a little more broad than that."
The investigation into Sandy Hook could take several more months. As for the Commission, their recommendations are expected in March. At the same time, a bipartisan committee of lawmakers is expected to come up with their own ideas and legislation. Their deadline is next month.
"At some point they are going to put a bill together," says Rep. Joe Markley (R-Bipartisan Task Force). "I think it's important to come back before the public and the experts and give them a chance to comment on what we have crafted."
Those who support gun control feel people are looking for change.
"We have reached the tipping point," says Connecticut Against Gun Violence's Ron Pinciaro. "We have to do something and we have to do something big."
Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter urged the panel to understand the nation is watching, and wants to better understand how and why these events continue to occur.
Friday, January 25 2013, 10:30 PM CST
Trial begins in international custody case
May 21, 2013 08:06 GMT
By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee.
The boys are American citizens who were born in Texas but have spent the majority of their lives in Hungary. Their father is an American citizen with family in the Cottontown community of Sumner County. Their mother, a Romanian national, has invoked an international treaty claiming the children are being wrongfully retained in Tennessee by their father.
The boys came to Tennessee last year to visit their paternal grandparents in Sumner County for the summer. The father, who was supposed to bring them back to Europe, stayed in the U.S. and filed for divorce.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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AP Business Writer
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.