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Obama to Hand Mic to Newtown Victim's Mom for Weekly Radio Address

12:51 PM, Apr 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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This week's presidential radio address will be delivered by the mother of a victim of the Newtown massacre, the AP reports.

"The White House says the mother of a Newtown shooting victim will deliver the weekly presidential radio and Internet address," reports the AP.

"President Barack Obama typically gives the talk, focusing on a topic that's in the news or a policy the White House is pushing.

"This week, Obama has asked Francine Wheeler to deliver the address instead. Wheeler and her husband, David, lost their 6-year-old son Ben in the December schoolhouse shooting in Newtown, Conn."

The families of victims have been in Washington pushing for gun control.

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