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Tragedy and journalism in a small town. Oxford newspaper treads lightly as it covers mass shooting

Francis X. Donnelly
The Detroit News

Oxford — Under different circumstances, reporter James Hanlon would have attended the Soup & Sweet Stroll on Dec. 3, bantering with residents as they visited downtown restaurants before the lighting of the village Christmas tree.

Instead, he went to a vigil for a tragedy so horrific it swamped downtown with mourners.

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