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Distraught Obama reflects on loss

WASHINGTON — Blinking back tears, President Obama said Friday that he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, ‘‘Our hearts are broken today.’’

“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,’’ Obama said. Though he did not not say what that should be, his words appeared to set the stage for a renewed national debate on gun control.

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