January 15th, 2013
08:46 PM ET

Obama considers his 19 potential executive actions on guns

OutFront update: President Obama signed 23 gun control executive actions

Officials say a 21-year-old part-time student, armed with a reported handgun, entered the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in St. Louis and opened fire.

Police say he shot an employee because of a disagreement over financial aid. He then turned the gun on himself.
Officials say both men are expected to survive.

But, the shooting comes just as President Barack Obama is about to make good on his promise to support new ways to curb gun violence.
On Wednesday,  he's expected to embrace 19 steps he can take through executive action to bypass the powerful opposition in Congress.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam and Michael Waldman is a former speechwriter for President Clinton.

Filed under: Gun Control
Life after Sandy: Letter from Red Hook, Brooklyn
January 15th, 2013
06:47 PM ET

Life after Sandy: Letter from Red Hook, Brooklyn

(CNN) It's been 79 days since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Northeast, and still, some people in the New York City area are without heat and hot water. A simple thing like grabbing a midnight snack out of the refrigerator remains elusive for some people.

I saw the struggle firsthand over the weekend when my fiance and I took a volunteer shift to help some homeowners edge back from the brink. We were in Red Hook, a neighborhood in Brooklyn known for its industrial waterfront, taco trucks, Ikea and in recent years, its artists and artisan foods.

FEMA funds are quickly drying up here in this "Zone A" area, a high-risk designation that means flood insurance is limited and incredibly expensive if it's available at all.

House prepares to vote again on Sandy aid

Many neighborhood staples are still struggling - from the 40,000-square-foot Fairway supermarket, which remains closed, to the mom and pops that line the Main Street here known as Van Brunt. FULL POST

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