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Gunman kills 12 in Colo. shooting

Police arrested 24-year-old James Holmes for allegedly killing at least 12 people at a suburban Denver movie theater.

Yellow markers sit next to evidence, including a gas mask, as police investigate the scene outside the Century 16 movie theater east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo. on Friday, July 20, 2012. A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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A gas mask outside the theater.

Police cars in front of the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado where a gunman opened fire during the opening of the new Batman movie


Police cars in front of the Century 16 theater.

Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outside Gateway High School where he has been searching franticly for his son Alex Sullivan who celebrated his 27th birthday by going to see

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A father (center) searches for his son.

A Denver police bomb squad vehicle is pictured outside an apartment building in Aurora Colorado, July 20, 2012. A masked gunman killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers. Police also searched the suspect's apartment building, breaking into a second-floor window after officers had been lifted in a crane, looking for explosives after the suspect made statements about explosives in his home. REUTERS/Jason Hatfield (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)

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A Denver Police bomb squad vehicle outside the suspect's apartment.

// Colorado shooting suspect described as shy, intelligent

James Holmes, in custody for the shooting in Colorado, was studying neuroscience in a PhD program in Colorado.


If gun laws are off the table, where is the plan B?

If political leaders can’t enact common-sense gun limits to help prevent shootings, they must come up with an alternative strategy.

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Clicking with your doctor

As physicians spend more time in front of computers during office visits, are their patients feeling the side effects?


Dermatologist uses iPad app to simplify medical records

Dr. Eileen Deignan and her staff utilize Electronic Medical Assistant, which was developed by a fellow dermatologist.

Carina Shane of Sweden was floating in an innertube tied to a boat off of Truro near a humpback whale on Saturday, July 14.

Woman has close encounter with whales off Truro

A woman relaxing on an inner tube off the coast of Truro got quite a surprise when she was joined by three humpback whales last weekend.

Jim Graczyk battles a fish with guide D.J. Shinduke ready with a net. Graczyk’s late son, Jeremy, had loved fishing.

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Fishing, remembering on an island off British Columbia

The nearly uninhabited Canadian archipelago of Haida Gwaii, known until 2010 as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is home to some of the best sportfishing in the world.

// Romney bargained hard on severance during Bain absence

Mitt Romney was not merely an absentee owner of Bain Capital during his leave of absence, interviews and public records show.


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British Open

Tiger Woods celebrated with his caddie Joe Lacava after chipping in a bunker shot on No. 18.

Tiger Woods making charge at British Open

Woods shot his second straight 67 to end the second round at 6-under, four shots off the pace set by American Brandt Snedeker.


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This undated Massachusetts driver license file photo shows Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass.

Ashland man pleads guilty to terror charges

Under a plea deal filed earlier this month, Rezwan Ferdaus will serve 17 years in prison for plotting to fly remote-controlled airplanes into Washington, D.C., landmarks.


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Massachusetts foreclosure activity slows in June

The number of foreclosure petitions dropped to 1,254 in June, representing a nearly 30 percent drop compared to a month before and the lowest number this year.

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Movie Review

André Dussollier plays a writer who begins to doubt the fidelity of his wife (Carole Bouquet).

‘Unforgivable’: An elegantly rambling affair

The latest from France’s André Téchiné is an elegantly rambling affair, set in Venice, about the ways spouses, lovers, parents, and children never quite connect.