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A visibly distraught U.S. President Barack Obama fought back tears as he addressed the media following this morning's Connecticut school shooting tragedy.

“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” Obama said during a national TV address.

After pausing to compose himself for five whole seconds, he added, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”

Then the president wiped the corner of his eye.

The massacre allegedly carried out by Adam Lanza (not his brother, Ryan Lanza, as was first reported) is enough to make anyone sick, but especially parents of young kids.

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The crazed gunman dressed in black who went on a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school this morning has been identified as Adam Lanza, according to reports.

The Connecticut school shooting left 27 dead, including Lanza and 18 children.

Conn. Shooting

Adam Lanza, 20, reportedly shot and killed his mother, a teacher, then targeted her kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Police in Hoboken, N.J. are questioning his brother Ryan Lanza, 24, who was originally reported as the shooter; the N.Y. Post says he is not a suspect.

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Louisiana meteorologist Rhonda Lee defended her short hair after being insulted on Facebook, only to be fired ... and receive a groundswell of support online.

A viewer took Lee, of Shreveport's KTBS, to task October 1 for having short hair, rather than for any job-related issues. Lee, 37, responded in the comments.

Instead of backing her up or deleting the offensive post, however, the network fired Lee, saying she had violated the company's unofficial social media policy.

Now, her fans are furious.

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Nearly 1,000 people have signed a petition asking that KTBS rehire Lee, saying she was victimized twice, once by the viewer "and again by KTBS."

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The alleged shooter in today's tragic Connecticut school shooting was identified by NBC News as Ryan Lanza, 24, who reportedly also killed his father in Hoboken, N.J.

However, reports now conflict as to whether this is truly the case; several sources believe his brother, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was actually the shooter.

WNBC says Lanza then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., an hour east of N.Y. City, where his mother was the kindergarten teacher.

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There, Lanza was said to have been responsible for the Connecticut school shooting that claimed 26 lives - 18 of them children - before he killed himself.

The gunman opened fire after wanting through the front office, then walked to his mother's classroom and opened fire, killing her and other students.

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Connecticut State Police are responding to reports of a shooting at an elementary school in the town of Newton that police sources say left 27 people dead.

CT Shooting

Ryan Lanza was originally believed to have been responsible for the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one of the worst in U.S. history.

Now, several sources report that his brother, Adam Lanza, was the shooter.

Authorities said the gunman is dead. An official with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the man apparently had two guns.

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In the world's first known Gangnam Style death, Eamonn Kilbride suffered a heart attack and passed away this week at his office Christmas party.

The 46-year-old British father of three was performing the energetic dance patented by Korean pop star Psy when he suddenly and tragically collapsed.

Kilbride did not recover.

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Said his wife, Julie:

“We were having a fantastic time at the Christmas party and Eamonn had just finished dancing to Gangnam Style. He was up on stage and entertaining everybody."

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Today Show anchor Mike Leonard announced his official retirement from broadcasting this week, capping an impressive 32-year career in TV journalism.

His family at the Today Show bid him farewell in a special tribute.

He announced his retirement with an tribute to a not-so-ordinary person in his own life - wife Cathy - who has inspired him "to see the beauty in our everyday existence.”

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Kim Jong Un is Time's 2012 Person of the Year ... if the magazine's online readers have their say anyway. He was chosen by a landslide margin, hilariously.

Time readers picked North Korean leader over President Barack Obama, Gabrielle Douglas, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Jon Stewart in an online vote.

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It doesn't mean Kim will be named Time's official Person of the Year 2012, which is announced December 19; that call is entirely the Time editorial board's.

Still, the son and successor of the late Kim Jong Il - who was also named the Onion's Sexiest Man Alive earlier this fall - received 5.6 million votes.

That's 5.6 million more than either Kim ever got in North Korea! Axis of Evil BURN!!!!

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A Florida man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting his drunken roommate in an argument over a pork chop ... seriously.

Thomas Hahn, 55, killed one of his three roommates on Tuesday night after the roommate arrived home drunk, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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The two had argued about how to cook pork chops and police said the alleged murderer took a .22-caliber Ruger rifle and fired at least three shots.

Two shots struck the roommate, killing him immediately.

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A 41-year-old man died Wednesday of injuries sustained when the garbage bin he slept in was emptied into a trash compactor in Fort Worth, Texas.

Police say the man was seeking shelter from the cold when a garbage truck lifted the bin in which he was sleeping and emptied it into its compactor.

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Officer Sharron Neal says workers stopped the contractor when the man began to scream. He was in cardiac arrest when he was removed but revived.

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