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Fallen Newtown educators lauded

WASHINGTON — Family members of the six adults killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in December gathered at the White House on Friday as President Obama bestowed the nation’s second-highest civilian honor on their fallen relatives.

One by one, Obama read the names of the six educators receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal, saying they had no idea when they woke up on a chilly December morning of the sacrifice they would soon make for their communities.

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