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Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater Shootings

James Holmes had offered to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. Prosecutors called that a publicity ploy. Twelve people died and another 58 were wounded in the attack.
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Texas On 'High Alert' After District Attorney's Killing

Security has been beefed up around prosecutors in Kaufman County, where the district attorney and his wife were killed over the weekend. Their deaths followed the murder of an assistant district attorney in January. Other state prosecutors have also been warned to be careful.
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MLB Pitchers Are Giving Radar Guns A Workout

Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal about his story on high octane pitchers, and how more Major League Baseball pitchers are throwing at faster speeds than ever before.
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NCAA Men's Men's Basketball Tourney Down To 4

Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes on Syracuse in the other national semifinal. The winners advance to the April 8 championship.
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Supporters Of Gay Marriage Appear To Gather Momentum

Polls show a majority of Americans now support gay marriage. During Supreme Court's arguments last week, Chief Justice John Roberts marveled at the political muscle advocates for same-sex marriage appeared to be flexing. But the political path for gay marriage could be long and bumpy.
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Hootie And The Time Travelers Love The 90s

On April 1, we're revisiting an era of our nation's history that's often overlooked. The 1990s were boom years: grunge was hot, Pogs were cool and the Internet was just beginning. One group in Lynchburg, Va., doesn't just celebrate the '90s — they re-enact it.
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Security Upped At Texas Courthouse After DA Killed

In Texas, the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife were shot dead in their home over the weekend. The incident comes two months after an assistant district attorney was killed.
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'Swatting' Calls Put Communities At Risk

Law enforcement officers across the country have been responding to a wave of high-profile "swatting" events. The prank involves someone calling 911, detailing a major crime that forces a response by a SWAT team. The emergencies are fake but the hoaxes have serious consequences.

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