5. Neil Heslin, who lost his six-year-old son Jesse in the Newtown massacre, is one of the people behind No Father’s Day
Heslin, along with partners including community organizing network PICO, Americans United and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, is helping launch NoFathersDay.org six months after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting as a platform for people to email Congress imploring them to pass gun control legislation.
- President Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the airstrike that killed 22 people at a clinic in Afghanistan. ›
- Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for figuring out how cells repair DNA. ›