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2012 In Review: Top National News Headlines

Here’s a recap of the biggest news stories of 2012 — a list including tragic crimes, political victories, natural disasters and scientific achievements.

12/28/2012

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Arrested Minn. Man Says ‘I Should Be The Joker’

A 56-year-old man was arrested after police say he made terroristic threats, referencing the Aurora, Colo. shootings, the Joker and how he can relate to shooting suspect James Holmes.

08/06/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Another Lesson From Aurora

As the anguished second guessing over the Aurora massacre continues, much has been made of the suspect’s ability to amass an arsenal legally and over the Internet. But there is a second wave of second guessing.

07/28/2012

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Good Question: What’s Life Like In Solitary Confinement?

In Colorado, accused movie theater killer James Holmes is in solitary confinement in a county jail. In Wisconsin, the father who’s accused of killing his three daughters, Aaron Schaffhausen, is also being kept away from other inmates.

07/24/2012

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Rep. Ellison Calls For ‘Reasonable Gun Controls’ Following Colo. Shooting

A Minnesota congressman is calling for important changes to federal firearm laws in the wake of the movie theater massacre in Colorado.

07/24/2012

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Opinion: Theater Shootings: A Politicized American Tragedy

Persons who only make our nation’s bad times worse by spewing ill-timed hate and prejudice ought to keep their microphones turned off.

07/23/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Seeing Batman After The Colorado Shootings

Movies are a place where parents, especially of tweens and teens, can feel their children who are at an age where they love to push boundaries, are safe. The Colorado shooting is horrific on so many levels.

07/21/2012

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‘Dark Knight’ Fans Flock To Theaters, Thinking Of Massacre

As Batman fans gathered for a midnight showing inside Minnesota theaters Thursday night, they had no idea that tragedy was about to strike a thousand miles away.

07/20/2012

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Batman Staying On At Metro Theaters; Some Costumes, Masks Banned

The show is going on at most movie theaters in the Twin Cities on Friday despite the tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colo., Friday morning.

07/20/2012

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