The tragedy at the showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., has theaters around the country beefing up security this weekend. Movie theaters make their own decisions about what level of security they need. As NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, security experts say it's usually not enough.
After one of the worst acts of violence in the nation's history — a gunman's attack on a movie audience in Aurora, Colo., that left at least 12 people dead and wounded about 58 others — the nation continues to ask ... why?
Police are still not saying what motivated the gunman who walked into a crowded Aurora, Colo., movie theater and opened fired. Suspect James Holmes, 24, was apprehended immediately after the attack. Until recently, he was a grad student studying neuroscience.
President Obama's campaign committee reported more cash-on-hand than Mitt Romney's in Friday's monthly report. But Obama's campaign spending far outstripped fundraising in June. Meanwhile, financial support for Romney has been flowing in from many different places.
Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of HIV infection in the nation. A key initiative in the battle to contain the epidemic is encouraging people to get tested. From the grocery store to the nightclub, community health workers are pushing conversation and on-the-spot status affirmation.
Vigils are planned this weekend to remember the 12 people who died and to support the dozens injured after a shooting spree in an Aurora movie theater Friday. One local surgeon said the emergency department looked like a war zone: "We weren't sure if there was a bomb blast, initially."
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