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Obama: These tragedies must end

Obama: These tragedies must end
Barack Obama has pledged to use "whatever powers" his office holds to prevent more tragedies like Friday's shooting at a school in Connecticut.

Speaking at an inter-faith vigil in Newtown, the president told residents the nation shared their grief, and repeated a call for action against gun crime.

"We cannot accept events like this as routine," he said. "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end and to end them we must change," he said.

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