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Accused Movie Theater Shooter Appears In Court

The man accused of the mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater appeared in court for the first time on Monday. James Holmes is a former University of Colorado graduate student. Police say he opened fire during a packed screening of the film, The Dark Knight Rises.
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NCAA Hits Penn State With Unprecedented Penalties

They NCAA announced severe penalties against Penn State's football program on Monday in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The NCAA banned the team from bowl games for the next four years, stripped it of all victories between 1998 and 2011 and fined the school $60 million.
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Large Calif. Pot Dispensary Threatened With Closure

There's an escalation of the battle between the government and California's medical marijuana providers. The U.S. Attorney in San Francisco has moved to close California's largest medical pot dispensary because it's too big and too profitable.
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Obama Addresses Veterans At VFW Convention

President Barack Obama was in Reno, Nev., on Monday to address the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Don Gonyea talks to Audie Cornish.
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Penn State Sanctions Charter 'Unprecedented' Ground, Author Says

The decision to forfeit the football team's victories since 1998 represents "a huge blow" all on its own, said author Ted Kluck. But that was only one of several harsh penalties leveled against the Nittany Lions.
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Ordering Food Online? That'll Be More Calories, Cost And Complexity

It may be easy to order food online, but it's also more pricey and more calorific compared to traditional ways of ordering, says a new study. It seems we lose our personal inhibitions when we don't have to talk to the seller or see other customers.
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Before Olympics, U.S. Basketball Gives Itself Hard Tests; Spain Awaits

The U.S. Olympic basketball team narrowly beat Argentina in a warmup game late Sunday, 86-80. The game was played in Barcelona, inspiring the U.S. players to wear throwback "Dream Team" jerseys. Tuesday, the squad faces a stiffer test: an exhibition game against world No. 2 Spain.
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What Previous Massacres Teach Us About Aurora

Events like the mass shooting that killed 12 people and wounded dozes more in Aurora, Colorado can remind survivors of past massacres about their experiences. Edward Smith, a reporter with the Denver Post at the time of the Columbine shooting, and callers talk about what's been learned.

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