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Colorado Shooting

University Of Colorado Checking Its Role In Weapons Delivery To Holmes

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.22.2012 | College

AURORA, Colo. — University of Colorado officials were looking Sunday into whether James Holmes used his position in a graduate program to collec...

Talking to Your Child About the Dark Knight Shooting in Colorado

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Parents may worry about how to have a conversation with their child about this tragic event. I recommend that you frame it in such a way that you're n...

Aurora Vigil Draws Columbine Survivor

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Anne Marie Hochhalter, wearing a silver cross around her neck, sat in the front row of a vigil for the victims of the Colorado theate...

'There's No Way To Prevent It': Cops Can't Prevent Lone Gunmen

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The lone gunman keeps law enforcement officers across the country awake at night. He's hard to pick out of a crowd. He has no criminal ...

Men and Mass Shootings

Andrew Smiler | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime
Andrew Smiler

Federal statistics tell us about 90 percent of homicides are committed by men. And about 75 percent of homicide victims are men. I want to be clear: most men are not killers, even though most killers are men. Killers are a very small percentage of the population.

Shooting Survivors Recount Hellish Chaos In Theater

AP | ROBERT RAY and COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- One man remembers the moment he knew his friend's life was ebbing away as she lay bleeding on the floor beside him. Another remembers...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Rep. Says Colorado Shooting Remarks Were 'Taken Out Of Context' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Saturday that his controversial comments about the Aurora, Colo., shootings were "grossly taken out of...

Deadmau5 Blast Playboy Model For Insensitive Colorado Shooting Joke

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Entertainment

Jokes about the Colorado shooting are not only "too soon," they are the furthest thing from "humor," according to Canadian producer Deadmau5 -- formal...

PHOTO: Obama Hugs Aurora Shooting Hero Who Kept Friend Alive

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

When President Barack Obama spoke on Sunday after meeting with victims of the Aurora shooting and their families at the University of Colorado Hospita...

Batman Mask Found At Theater Shooting Suspect's Apartment

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

AURORA, Colo. -- A law enforcement official says investigators have found a Batman mask inside the apartment of a man suspected of opening fire at a m...

James Holmes Heads To Court

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — His hair dyed a shocking comic-book shade of orange-red, James Holmes showed up in court for the first time, but didn't seem...

GOP Pundit's Surprising Words On Gun Control

Posted 09.22.2012 | Media

The movie theater massacre in Aurora, CO has spurred another debate about gun control in America. Predictably, Democrats have called for tightening re...

Broncos Visit Colorado Shooting Victims

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports

AURORA, Colo. -- A half dozen Denver Broncos visited with survivors of the Colorado theater shooting on Sunday to try to lift their spirits. The grou...

'Random' Acts of Violence Are Not So Random

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

In mental health, we need to be wary of short-term, reactive "fixes" stimulated by agonizing events that may have emotional appeal but are no substitute for an ongoing resolve to apply proven means of systematically improving care and accountability.

Romney: Obama's Aurora Visit Was 'The Right Thing'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama's decision to meet with the families of victims of the Colorado shooting was "the right ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Tells Moving Story Of Colorado Shooting Survivors | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

After meeting with family members of victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., President Barack Obama on Sunday told the moving story of two young wom...

Sam Stein

Obama To Address Gun Control Within Confines Of 'Existing Law' | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has so far declined to weigh in on possible legislative responses to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., this Friday. ...

Columbine Survivors Reach Out To Colorado Shooting Victims

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.21.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — The images brought it all back for survivors of the 1999 Columbine massacre. The blood. The tears. The confusion and the heartac...


Russell Foltz-Smith | Posted 09.21.2012 | Crime
Russell Foltz-Smith

After 19 years these shadows still follow me. And I wasn't even there. But in an infinite number of imagined memories I was there. I process my own mortality all the time, constantly. My own death over and over. How does Bobby feel? How do the families of my former coworkers process this?

Family Pastor: James Holmes Was Shy Boy Driven To Succeed

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion

SAN DIEGO -- A pastor for the family of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes recalls him being a shy boy who was driven to succeed academically. Se...

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Yet even with the 24-hour coverage, we have more questions than answers, and speculation is rife. And the biggest question of all looms large: Who or what is to blame?

Obama Visits Aurora Shooting Victims, Families

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

AURORA, Colo. -- Despair all around him, President Barack Obama on Sunday offered hugs, tears and the nation's sympathy to survivors of the Colorado s...

Russell Pearce Stirs Social Media Controversy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce (R) weighed in on the horrific Colorado shootings on Saturday, focusing less on the suspected shooter, Jam...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Dark Knight Rises

Dan Persons | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Homicidal maniac in a well-crafted movie: great entertainment. Homicidal maniac in an actual movie theater... Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowsk...

The Fantasy of Absolute Safety

Ira Chernus | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

The root of the problem is our dedication to the fantasy of absolute safety and security. The sooner we recognize that as our national fantasy and stop arming ourselves to the teeth in pursuit of it, the safer we all will be.