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With the death toll in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting rampage now at 12, with 58 wounded, many Americans are asking how future tragedies similar to this can be prevented. While the suspected gunman in this case appears to have purchased his guns legally, in America’s worst spree killing—the murder of 32 individuals and the wounding of 17 more on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007—the killer purchased a gun in spite of known mental health problems.
The Obama administration has offered states the chance to waive some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act in recognition that parts of the law are dated. States are required, however, to make specific reforms in exchange for increased flexibility.
STATE – Two-time Olympic Gold medallist Christie Rampone knows that sun protection is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, particularly for people like her who spend so much time outdoors.
TRENTON – The Senate Labor Committee held a public hearing today in response to Tuesday’s state Supreme Court ruling that sitting judges can’t be required to pay a larger share of the pension and benefit costs.
PERTH AMBOY — Councilman Fernando A. González has asked organizers to put a hold on plans to honor his 36 years of service to the city at a testimonial dinner on Friday.
Via the character of Bane (Tom Hardy), director Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” consternates our filmgoing experience with one of the evilest villains in recent memory, second only to Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter. I mean, he ate people. Cannibalism! Sheesh! Bane is pretty much content to just terrorize and kill his victims.