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Children from Newtown, Conn., have recorded “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as a way to raise money for the Newtown Youth Academy and the United Way of Western Connecticut.

You can buy the single, which features singer Ingrid Michaelson, on Amazon and iTunes.

A gunman killed 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14 at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

I drove back to our Aurora hotel where family gathered for a wedding, thinking how lucky my two children — Kristin, then 19, and Ben, 18 — were to grow up in Newtown, where violent crime usually meant teenage mischief-makers bashing mailboxes late at night. How wrong I was.
Gary Stoller

Gary’s a USA TODAY reporter who lives in Newtown. He was one of the first reporters on the scene last week and now reflects on the town: A week after shooting massacre, Newtown navigates Christmas.

Newtown on NRA speech: 'Completely off the mark'

Newtown resident David Stout, 49,an energy consultant, said he had hoped to hear an honest announcement from the NRA regarding background checks on all gun sales or closing other loopholes – not putting more armed guards in schools.

"Folks in Newtown are appalled by that suggestion," said Stout, a hunter who owns several hunting rifles. "I understand we want to protect our kids, but there are other ways to do that. We don’t want to turn our schools into prisons."

We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.
President Obama, speaking at the Newtown, Conn., memorial service.
All the worlds’ eyes are fixated on us and they must see the faith that keeps us alive. The certainty of joy is that evil does not have the last word, that love wins. The most reasonable thing we can do is live that love in faith.
The Rev. Peter Cameron, in front of more than 300 people who packed the pews at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church today in Newtown, Conn.