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Aurora Shooting Suspect To Appear In Court

Steve Inskeep talks with Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio for an update on developments over the weekend in Aurora, Colo. James Holmes, the suspect in Friday's multiple shooting at a movie theater, is expected to appear in court Monday.
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Rifts Emerge Amid 'Frac Sand' Rush In Wisconsin

Western Wisconsin counties bordering the Mississippi River have a unique geography: steep bluffs with layers and layers of silica sand. The sand is extremely valuable because it's strong enough to prop open underground veins in shale fields so oil and natural gas can be released. It's called "frac sand," and Wisconsin appears to have more of it than any other state. But the hills are private property, so sand mining companies have to negotiate with local farmers — not all of whom are on board.
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Aurora Shooting Survivor Focuses On 'Positivity'

One of the survivors of Friday's shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., says he doesn't want to think about the shooter — he's just happy to be alive. Meanwhile, mourners gathered for a vigil remembering the 12 people killed, and President Obama met with officials and some of the victims' families. The suspected gunman is making his first court appearance Monday.
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NCAA To Announce Penn State Sanctions

The NCAA is announcing sanctions Monday for Penn State University over the university's handling of a sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach.
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Job, Tuition Woes A Drain On Law Schools

The American Bar Association has changed how law schools report their post-graduation employment stats. The bottom line: Job prospects are worse than previously thought for newly minted lawyers. But while the number of recent law school grads with jobs is falling, tuition is not.

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