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Conn. town in mourning inundated with gifts, money

NEWTOWN, Conn. — This grief-stricken town’s children were showered with gifts Saturday — tens of thousands of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, soccer balls, and board games — but they received only a portion of the tokens of support sent from around the world.

Just a little over a week ago, 20 children and six school ­employees were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, ­attacked the school, then killed himself. Police do not know what set off the massacre.

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