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Politics

Obama says it’s time for nation to join together

WASHINGTON — Addressing a stunned nation, President Obama on Saturday grieved for the children and teachers who were massacred in Newtown, Conn., declaring that ‘‘every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt.’’

Obama, addressing the tragedy for the second time since the violence erupted Friday, sympathized with the families of the dead and said he and his wife, Michelle, ‘‘are doing what I know every parent is doing — holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them.’’

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