4:22am

Mon July 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Long Legal Process Begins For Colorado Shooting Suspect

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 5:46 am

James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on July 23.
AP
  • Kirk Siegler on 'Morning Edition'

Months of pre-trial legal arguments begin in earnest this morning when James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., appears in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court.

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3:53am

Mon July 30, 2012
Sports

In Olympic Swimming, Records Smashed, Hopes Dashed

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 2:16 pm

American Dana Vollmer celebrates after her gold medal win Sunday in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.
Matt Slocum AP

The opening weekend of the Summer Olympics was marked by highs and lows, of course, and the swimming pool had its share of both. World records, a stunning loss and a medal for the home team — and that was all in just one afternoon.

Before American Dana Vollmer answers how a 55.98-second 100-meter butterfly — the fastest time ever, and worth a gold medal — feels, consider this: Vollmer was diagnosed as a teenager with two life-threatening heart conditions that prompted her mom to carry a defibrillator to Dana's races.

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3:01am

Mon July 30, 2012
Middle East

In Syria, Building Up For An Extended Battle

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 2:11 pm

Syrian rebels patrol the streets near Aleppo, Syria.
EPA /Landov

Government troops are battling rebels for control of Syria's largest city, Aleppo. The government launched a major offensive over the weekend to retake neighborhoods held by the Free Syrian Army. Both sides appear to be preparing for an extended battle that could prove crucial to the outcome of the 17-month-old uprising.

After days of massing troops and weapons, the government assaulted rebel-held neighborhoods with tanks, helicopters and artillery, as heard in an amateur video uploaded to YouTube.

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2:04am

Mon July 30, 2012
Technology

Samsung Fight Among Many In Apple's Patent War

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 6:01 am

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S (left) and Apple's iPhone 4 are displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT. Apple claims some of Samsung's designs violate its patents.
Ahn Young-joon AP

An epic battle between the two biggest smartphone makers begins Monday in a federal district court in San Jose, Calif., where computing giant Apple is asking for more than $2.5 billion from rival phone maker Samsung for patent violations.

The suit would be the most expensive patent violation in history, and it's just one front in Apple's war against phones running Google's Android operating system.

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1:58am

Mon July 30, 2012
Book Reviews

A Portrait Of A Country Awash In 'Red Ink'

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 2:15 pm

As the federal debt balloons, reducing it would seem more and more pressing. Yet policymakers remain far apart. Debt, deficit and budget rhetoric is often accompanied by numbers cherry-picked to support a particular political view.

But a new book by Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel lays out the numbers that both political parties face.

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1:58am

Mon July 30, 2012
Crime In The City

Writer Has A Down-Home Feel For Atlanta's Dark Side

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 5:24 am

Writer Karin Slaughter has seen the fallout of some of Atlanta's most gruesome crimes and most dramatic transitions.
David Goldman AP

Best-selling crime novelist Karin Slaughter (yes, that's her real name) grew up just south of Atlanta in the 1970s and '80s, when the city saw some of its most gruesome crimes: A rash of child murders in which dozens of African-American children disappeared, their bodies turning up in nearby woods and rivers. The realization that horrid crimes can happen even to children changed Slaughter's life.

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1:57am

Mon July 30, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Magnets May Pull Kids With Sunken Chests Out Of Operating Room

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 5:24 am

A cross-sectional X-ray shows what's called a "sunken chest." The bright circle near the bottom is the spine; the gray blob on the right is the heart.
Living LLC Getty Images

You may not have heard of pectus excavatum — or "sunken chest," as it's commonly known — but there's a good chance you know someone who was born with it.

It's the most common deformity of the chest wall, affecting roughly one in 500 people — boys much more often than girls. And while sunken chest can be corrected with surgery, the procedure is invasive and very painful. Many families won't do it.

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1:56am

Mon July 30, 2012
Health

Cheer Up, It's Just Your Child Behind The Wheel

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 12:41 pm

When it comes to learning how to drive, your teen is probably as harried as you are. Research shows that scare tactics meant to instill caution, though, are less effective than kind words.
iStockphoto.com

One rite of passage most teenagers look forward to and parents dread is learning how to drive. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens by far, on the order of five times more than poisoning or cancer. Does that mean you should scare the daylights out of teens to encourage safe driving? Traditional driver education classes tend to do exactly that, with gruesome videos and photos of fatalities and smashed-up cars.

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1:50am

Mon July 30, 2012
The Aurora Theater Shootings

Murder Charges Expected In Aurora Hearing

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 2:17 pm

Authorities will file formal charges in the Aurora, Colo., theater shootings Monday. It's widely assumed that prosecutors will file dozens, if not more than a hundred, first-degree and attempted murder charges against 24-year-old James Holmes, the lone suspect in the July 20 attack.

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12:07am

Mon July 30, 2012
National Defense Authorization Act

Today On Your Call: How is the NDAA affecting our right to protest?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed last year by President Obama. The NDAA includes a controversial provision that could authorize the military to indefinitely detain anyone in the US without trial. A judge struck down the law in May. What’s the latest? Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Who is being impacted?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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