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Sen. Chris Murphy is tweeting every U.S. mass shooting in 2015

As pundits and average citizens reflect on the year past during this New Year’s Eve, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is marking grim milestones.

The pro-gun control lawmaker is tweeting details of each mass shooting this year in a painful reminder of what feels to be an especially horrific 12 months of violence. There have been almost as many mass shootings in 2015 — 353 — as there are days of the year, claiming the lives of more than 400 innocent Americans.

Read more – and see all Sen. Murphy’s tweets – at MSNBC.com.

A friend of Jack Pinto, 6, who was killed Friday, wrote this note on display at Jack’s funeral today:

Jack,

You are my best friend.

We had fun together.

I will miss you.

I will talk to you in my prayers.

I love you Jack.

Love, John.

IMAGE VIA: USA TODAY

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Occidental College bans investments in assault weapons companies

In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition for general public sale.

The recent move by Occidental College trustees came at the urging of faculty members who were horrified by the December 2012 massacre of 26 students and staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and other mass shootings.