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Connecticut released $5 million of an expected $15 million in state funding toward boosting security at school buildings, nine months after a gunman massacred 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Violent clashes broke out in several Greek cities after musician Pavlos Fyssas, described as an anti-fascist activist, was stabbed to death by a man who said he belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party. The death of Fyssas drew condemnation from across Greece's political spectrum and from abroad. While the extremist Golden Dawn has been blamed for numerous violent attacks in the past, the overnight stabbing is the most serious violence so far directly attributed to a member. Chairman Ben Bernanke says there is "no fixed schedule" date or "magic number" for when the Federal Reserve will start to slow or end its bond purchases. During a news conference after the meeting, Bernanke said the Fed could still reduce the $85-billion-a-month in bond purchases later this year. But he said that hinges on the economy showing sustained improvement. The number of prisoners serving life terms in the United States has more than quadrupled since 1984, and so-called lifers now account for one in nine people behind bars, according to a report released by the Sentencing Project.