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Last week's rampage at a Colorado movie theater has left many looking for answers about how people can commit such deadly acts of violence. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dave Cullen, journalist and author of Columbine, and psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell about what we conclusions we should be careful not to draw in the aftermath of the Colorado shooting.
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