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President Barack Obama is offering the community of Newtown, Connecticut still trying to heal from the aftermath of the deadly school shooting "the love and prayers of a nation." 

The president told the audience inside the Newtown High School auditorium that mere words cannot match the depth of the sorrow in Newtown. Twenty children and six adults were killed at an elementary school on Friday.  

Obama said to the audience and to the nation on television that the families of the victims are not alone in their grief and people all across the country have wept with them.  

He also said that the nation is failing to keep its children safe and that change must come after the elementary-school shooting.  

Obama spoke at a vigil following his private meetings with the families of the victims and first responders. 

Earlier, President Obama spoke with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and privately told him that Friday was the most difficult day of his presidency.

 

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