In an unusual outbreak of journalistic restraint, much of the national media will not report from Newtown, Conn., on Saturday, the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, respecting the wishes of the victims’ families and town officials.

Newtown residents and relatives of the 26 children and school employees killed in the massacre have asked to be left alone to grieve on the anniversary, and most major media outlets say they will comply.

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