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Media asked to stay away ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

Officials in Newtown, Conn., are asking members of the media to stay away ahead of the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, NBC Connecticut reports.

“We are trying to respect the world’s interest in us, but we also have a real need in our community to gain a foothold,” First Selectman Pat Llodra said.

US marks 11th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Thousands are gathered today in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

At Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, only the families of the more than 2,750 people who were killed are reading their names. In previous years, politicians have participated in the reading of the names, or have read from the Bible or recited passages from literature, NBC News reports.

Photo: 1 World Trade Center, left, the National September 11 Memorial, bottom left, and 4 World Trade Center, right, are bathed in light on Sept. 11, 2012, in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP)

US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank
Popular Washington, D.C., bakery Georgetown Cupcakes baked about 6,500 cupcakes to adorn a 2,500 pound model of an M1 Abrams tank, marking the US Army’s 237th birthday today, according to Wired.
Photo via @USArmy on Twitter

US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank

Popular Washington, D.C., bakery Georgetown Cupcakes baked about 6,500 cupcakes to adorn a 2,500 pound model of an M1 Abrams tank, marking the US Army’s 237th birthday today, according to Wired.

Photo via @USArmy on Twitter