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Mark Barden's 7-year-old son Daniel was one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.
Tuesday was the first day of school for their two surviving children, Natalie, 11, and James, 13.
Barden said he and his wife Jackie were able to block out thoughts of the violence associated with the school, and get James and Natalie onto their school buses.
But when they returned home to an empty house, they were painfully reminded of their loss.
"It hit us like a ton of bricks, we just literally came apart at the seams," said Barden. "We just had to get out of the house."
In September 1975, 26-year-old Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme pointed a colt .45-caliber pistol at then-president Gerald Ford.
The young woman earned her nickname as a member of Charles Manson's cult.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the BBC that the U.S. military is "ready to go" on Syria, if and when President Barack Obama makes a decision.
There will be a "limited strike" initially, said retired U.S. Army Major General and CNN military analyst James "Spider" Marks, going after an array of targets – such as command and control facilities, intelligence facilities, and even the Navy – that have been identified as belonging to the Assad regime, and enable the regime to conduct its war-making abilities and deliver chemical weapons, said Marks.
It was the booty shake that shook us to the core. But while Miley Cyrus and her racy MTV Video Music Awards performance may have helped her sell a few more records, what it also did was bring a modern day form of dirty dancing into the homes of people everywhere.
Thanks to the graceful artistic interpretations of Cyrus, the word twerking was actually a top internet search Tuesday, two days after her performance.
Though twerking may be new to the lexicon of suburban moms, the dance – and the word used to describe it – has been around for two decades, around the same time Cyrus was a twerking twinkle in her father's eyes.
Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama before for what they call "leading from behind." But Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Tuesday that Obama is somewhat culpable for last week's horrific attacks in Syria.
McCain told The Daily Beast/Newsweek that Syrian President Bashir al-Assad "was able to use chemical weapons before and there was no response, so why not do it again? This should surprise no one. ... They viewed that not as a red line, but as a green light and they acted accordingly."
"I want to commend the president for finally following through on our red line threats. That's important for our credibility," said co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" S.E. Cupp.