U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about preparations for Hurricane Sandy during a briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 29, 2012. Forecasters say the massive storm is feared to transform into a super storm if it merges with an Arctic jet stream as it moves inland. It it expected to hit shore in southern New Jersey late Monday night. UPI/Joshua Roberts/PoolMourners react after the funeral 6-year-old James Mattioli at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, Connecticut following a shooting four days before that left 26 people dead including 20 children on December 18, 2012. A gunman opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School early Friday morning. The gunman 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed himself following the shooting rampage inside the school. UPI/John Angelillo
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