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Lawmaker Won't Take Part in Moment of Silence for Victims

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu says 'we need action,' not silence

(Newser) - Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu says he's "heartbroken" over the victims in Sunday's mass shooting in Texas, but he posted a Facebook video explaining why he walked out on a moment of silence for them in the House. "I can't do this again," says the... More »

Moment of Silence for London Gets Awkward on Soccer Field

Saudi Arabia team declined to participate

(Newser) - When the stadium announcer called for a minute's silence to honor the victims of last weekend's London attack, the 11 Australian players on the field lined up at the center circle with arms on their teammates' shoulders. Their opponents from Saudi Arabia, however, milled about separately on the... More »

Michael Brown Family Asks for 4.5 Minutes of Silence

It's a reference to the number of hours he spent on the street after being shot

(Newser) - With the grand jury decision expected to be announced later today in the death of Michael Brown, the teen's family has requested a moment of silence once it is made public. The family called for 4½ minutes of silence, which CNN explains is a reference to the approximately 4½... More »

At 9:30 This Morning, Nation to Pause

Bells will toll 26 times for Newtown Victims

(Newser) - At 9:30 this morning, exactly one week after 20 children and six teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, bells will toll 26 times in memorial for the terrible tragedy, reports the Hartford Courant . Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has called for a "Day of Mourning" today, and... More »

Obama Leads Moment of Silence

Supreme Court, Congress observe it as well

(Newser) - A somber President Barack Obama led a moment of silence today for a nation stunned by the attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords. On a frigid Washington morning, the president and first lady walked out of the White House to the sounding of a bell at 11 am. They stood next... More »

Kennedy Honored at Fenway

(Newser) - His hometown Boston Red Sox honored the late Ted Kennedy tonight, the Globe reports, with an Air Force sergeant playing Taps before a pre-game moment of silence at Fenway Park. The team also played a video tribute midway through the first inning to the Massachusetts Democrat—who, the team owner... More »

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