Not ready to talk

Posted: Monday, April 16 at 09:37 pm ET

The sprawling Virginia Tech campus was nearly deserted Monday evening as students mourned the largest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history.

A small group of students stood in a circle in front of a closed Squires Student Center and talked about the tragedy, hunching against a bitter wind that showed no mercy.

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In need of connectivity

Posted: Monday, April 16 at 09:19 pm ET

After a windswept five-hour drive from D.C., correspondent Tom Costello and I arrived to a familiar scene in Blacksburg Monday night.

Having covered many breaking news stories in my career, I'm used to what it looks like when you get there. A sea of satellite dishes, what seems like miles and miles of cables, and cameras everywhere.

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As officials, students and families struggle to come to terms with the tragedy at Virginia Tech, a team of MSNBC.com reporters and editors and NBC News producers and correspondents is on the scene.