December 19th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Watch Live for continuing coverage of the investigation and fallout from the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Affleck testifies on Congo - Ben Affleck is more than just an actor and director.  He's also concerned about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he will testify on the ongoing crisis there before the House Armed Services Committee.

11:00 am ET - Gun control legislation briefing - House Democrats will unveil legislation that, if signed into law, would ben the manufacturing of high-capacity magazine for weapons.

11:45 am ET - White House briefing - The Connecticut school shooting and the fiscal cliff crisis will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing with reporters.

1:00 pm ET - Jenni Rivera memorial - A public memorial service is held for singer Jenni Rivera in Los Angeles.  Rivera was killed in a plane crash earlier this month.

7:00 pm ET - 'Tribute to Newtown' - A memorial is held in Danbury, Connecticut, to honor the victims of the Newtown mass shooting. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    Undoubtedly this nation is focused on getting something done about what hurt us so tragically in Conn. And that is as it should be.
    But I also see a split on the issue of gun control. So how do we get going on keeping our kids and innocent adults safe from those who would do with guns what they are manufactured to do ??
    Leave things as they are, boost security at schools with armed patrols to get kill the joy of going to school , allow guns in schools, teach the elementary schoolers how to fire them in self defense, get all parents armed and access to schhols several times a day, get every one to undergo tests every 6 months to check if anyone is getting to the edge??

    December 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Colorado governor John Hickenlooper wants to make mental healthcare records readily available for backround checks on firearm purchases in light of the Conn Kidkiller and Aurora shooter both having mental healh issues.
    Really, mental healhcare records should be considered before issuing drivers licenses and operators permits. Many of todays anti-depressants and anti-psychotic meds hinder a persons ability to react in time to avoid ab accident. Some states, like Utah, issue DUIs for people driving under the influence of SSRI antidepressants already.

    December 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      A mental health evaluation should be apart of the process for all potential lethal weapon.

      December 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Well lst they have to recognise there is a mental health problem. Then bring back mental health care facilities that were abolished during the Reagan era!

    December 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And good that Colorado is doing that, should be mandatory nationwide! And assault rifles should only be available to the military and law enforcement! They should not be available EVER to John Q Public!

    December 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cindy

    Mental illness is a very serious problem. People who suffer from this illness, should not be allowed to purchase any type of guns, and should be barred from living with people who are gun owners regardless of age.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
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