CNN Radio News Day: January 14, 2013
Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary victims gather for a press conference on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut.
January 14th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 14, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The community of Newtown, Connecticut launched a new effort today aimed at preventing future acts of violence.  At the same time gun policy experts were meeting in Baltimore at a major summit on guns at Johns Hopkins University.  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for President Obama and Congress to crack down on the availability of military style assault weapons like the one Adam Lanza used in Newtown:

"These guns are not designed for sport or hunting. They are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly – that’s the only purpose they have. They belong on the battlefields…not on the streets of our cities and suburbs."   FULL POST

Sandy recovery slow for many
Fran and Steve Adelson gutted their home a few days after Sandy flooded itr. They are still waiting for a check from the National Flood Insurance Program.
January 14th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Sandy recovery slow for many

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) - As Congress votes on proposed Superstorm Sandy relief funds this week, Fran Adelson is wondering whether she will ever get a check from the National Flood Insurance Program.

Two and a half months after Sandy pummeled the Northeast, thousands of homeowners like Adelson are still waiting for insurance payments.

[2:42] “I don’t think any of us, anybody certainly in any flood area, anybody that has flood insurance would have ever expected to be in a position where they had to fight for every dime, where they were constantly calling their insurance companies and where the money is just taking so long to get to people,” said Adelson.