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Michelle Obama struggled with tragedy of Sandy Hook

Michelle Obama has written about how much she struggled to deal with the Sandy Hook massacre in her new memoir.
In her book, which is released today, the former first lady says she was affected by it so much that she couldn't go with her husband to the vigil, according to exclusive excerpts seen by NBC's Today Show.
She also says on the day of the shooting, Barack Obama, for the first and only time in his eight years as president, requested her presence in the Oval Office, where they embraced and had "no words"."This would be the only time in eight years that he'd request my presence in the middle of a workday, the two of us rearranging our schedules to be alone together for a moment of dim comfort.
Michelle Obama struggled with tragedy of Sandy Hook

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Adam Lanza carried out the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012
"Usually, work was work and home was home, but for us, as for many people, the tragedy in Newtown shattered every window and blew down every fence," she wrote."When I walked into the Oval Office, Barack and I embraced silently. There was nothing to say. No words."Adam Lanza, 20, killed 20 children, six adults and himself within 11 minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on 14 December 2012.The children were aged six and seven.Mr Obama wiped away tears as he addressed the nation following the incident."Staying upright after Newtown was probably the hardest thing he'd ever had to do.
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