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Tragedy In Colorado: The Latest

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?

From Top Student To Top Suspect: A Mystery Between

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.

Romney Sprints Ahead In Race For Cash

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.

The Modjeska: A Star On Stage, Sweetly Remembered

There once was a candy maker who was infatuated with an actress. Now, there's a candy shop in Louisville, Ky., that's been selling his tribute to her for decades.

Know Your HIV Status? D.C.'s Asking

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.

Chilling Tales Of Chaos As Colo. Reels

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."


'Techie Computer Programmer Guy' And The Website Reddit Deliver The News

Shortly after the Colorado shootings, a Denver 18-year-old named Morgan Jones started a thread on the social media site Reddit. It built through the night into a minute-by-minute chronicle of tragedy.

Just How Blind Are Blind Trusts, Anyway?

Mitt Romney, like other candidates before him, has stressed that his investments are in a blind trust. But some trusts are blinder than others.