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Loss of innocents

Newtown, Conn., is about 20 miles from the town where my wife grew up. It’s the kind of place that rewards rambling New England drives: There are big old Victorian houses flanking the main street, a hill with a huge flagpole rising in the center of town and a large pasture just below, with shaded side roads radiating outward from the greensward, and then horse farms in the hills beyond.

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