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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut, and Topeka, Kansas, can magnify the grief of anyone who’s lost a loved one this year.  It’s grief that can already be acute at Christmas time.

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked with a metro woman who’s suffered many losses and has a connection to the Newtown tragedy.

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