theellenshow @MsLeaMichele made her first appearance since the passing of her boyfriend Cory Monteith. It meant so much to me that she chose to do it here. It airs tomorrow.
@msleamichele Don’t forget to tune into @TheEllenShow tomorrow @ 4pm/3c! I will be performing #Cannonball live for the 1st time!
Nevada 150 Photo Contest Winner
"On September 28th, my wife and I, as serious amateur photographers, wanted to visit what we call "Little Finland near Whitney Pockets. We camped at Whitney Pockets with our camping trailer so that we would be close to Little Finland for an early start the next morning. We wanted to photograph some stars and our campfire lit up the rock formations surrounding the camp site creating a unique look and feel. I wanted to capture the Milky Way and the feeling of desert solitude. My photo is the one of the Milky Way over a Whitney Pockets camp spot."
Image: Star Gazing and Camping Under the Milky Way
Location: Whitney Pocket ACEC
BLM District: Southern Nevada District
Photographer: David Walker
WASHINGTON — In the immediate aftermath of the shooting of 20 students and six school staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., no one knew or could have imagined the magnitude of what had transpired.
Thirty minutes passed between the incident and the first media reports that police were responding to a school shooting. Details were sketchy. The first injuries described in the press were those of a teacher, said to have been shot in the foot — a seemingly minor wound that gave a momentary sense of relief to those who had tuned in to the unraveling events.
Soon thereafter, however, it became clear that the situation was much worse. Shortly after 11:00 a.m., police confirmed “multiple victims,” and by 11:24 a.m. the Hartford Courant was reporting that children were among the dead. It would be around 12:50 p.m. that the number of victims was confirmed at 27.
The frantic unfolding of events on that day gave way to a somber week of vigils, mourning and remembrance. Which in turn turned into months of political debate over how the nation should respond.
And then it all came to an abrupt end.
A Senate vote to expand background checks for gun purchases failed to clear a Republican filibuster. Discouraged family members of Newtown victims, who had come to Washington, D.C., to shame lawmakers into action, appeared behindPresident Barack Obama in the Rose Garden shortly thereafter. It was a shameful day in Washington, the president said. He pledged to continue pushing the issue.
That was on April 17. No notable legislative advancements have happened since.
The video above retraces those emotional months, from the shooting through the failed vote.
LOUDER Track Listing
(Sia Furler, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Benjamin Levin)
2. On My Way
(Alexandra Tamposi, Marcus Lomax, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Clarence Coffee)
3. Burn with You
(Chantal Kreviazuk, Adam Messinger, Nasir Atweh, Nolan Lambroza)
(Sia Furler, Larry Goldings)
5. You’re Mine
(Sia Furler, Christopher Braide, John Barry, Leslie Bricusse)
6. Thousand Needles
(Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami)
(Colin Munroe, Jaden Michaels, Anne Preven)
8. Cue the Rain
(Lea Michele, Matt Radosevich, Felicia Barton, Anne Preven)
9. Don’t Let Go
(Matt Radosevich, Felicia Barton, Anne Preven)
10. Empty Handed
(John Shanks, Christina Perri, David Hodges)
11. If You Say So
(Lea Michele, Sia Furler, Christopher Braide)
The Deluxe version of “Louder” will include three additional tracks:
12. What Is Love?
(Jaden Michaels, John Lock)
13. Gone Tonight
(Lea Michele, Anne Preven, Felicia Barton, CJ Baran, Drew Lawrence)
14. The Bells
(Anne Preven, Scott Cutler)
Just a year.
We will always remember you, 2013, sadly.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen