President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service on Sunday in Newtown, Connecticut, the site of Friday’s deadly elementary school shooting.

Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed when a man opened fire inside the school.

Mr. Obama’s visit to Newtown for an interfaith vigil would be the fourth time he has travelled to a city after a mass shooting.

The president had planned to travel to Maine on Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but the White House cancelled that trip because of the shooting.

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