4:33pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

'Dark Knight' Director: The Attack Is 'Devastating'

A policeman stands outside a movie theater in New York on Friday during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."
Mehdi Taamallah AFP/Getty Images

Director Christopher Nolan's newest film was supposed be the summer's blockbuster. Instead, after a shooting rampage that has left 12 dead, the last Batman film The Dark Knight Rises is now forever connected to one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.

After news of the shooting, the Paris premiere of the film was cancelled and a scheduled press junket was scrapped, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

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4:30pm

Fri July 20, 2012
All Tech Considered

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

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 6:45 am

Morgan Jones, an 18-year-old from Denver, gave minute-by-minute updates Friday on the movie theater shootings in nearby Aurora, Colo.
Courtesy of Morgan Jones

By the time a lot of professional journalists awoke Friday morning to learn about a mass shooting inside a Colorado movie theater, 18-year-old Morgan Jones had already been providing minute-by-minute coverage to a rapt audience for hours.

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3:05pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

The Tragedy of Jessica Ghawi: Spared In Toronto, She Died In Colorado Shooting

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 6:56 am

This undated family photo courtesy of KSAT television in San Antonio, Texas shows Jessica Ghawi.
AFP/Getty Images

By just minutes, Jessica Ghawi escaped a mass shooting in Toronto, last month. She chronicled the experience on her blog.

She wrote that at 6:20 p.m., she bought a burger but instead of sitting down to eat it at the Eaton Centre food court, she went outside to get some fresh air.

"The gunshots rung out at 6:23," she wrote. "Had I not gone outside, I would've been in the midst of gunfire."

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2:54pm

Fri July 20, 2012
It's All Politics

New Questions About Timing Of Romney's Bain Departure

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 7:37 am

Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop in Roxbury, Mass., on Thursday.
Evan Vucci AP

The Boston Globe reported new details Friday about Mitt Romney's lingering ties to his private equity firm, Bain Capital, after he left Boston to run the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

The Globe says Romney was "not merely an absentee owner" between 1999 and 2002, despite financial disclosure forms that say he "has not been involved in the operations" of Bain Capital "in any way," for more than a dozen years.

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2:26pm

Fri July 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

This Podcast Is Kicking Ass: How 99% Invisible Will Change Public Radio

Check out Wired.com's new feature on Roman Mars and 99% Invisible, the tiny show about design that started at KALW, has since had more than 2 million downloads on iTunes, and is currently in the midst of a hugely successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign.

1:31pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

A Litany Of Victims: Dispatch Tapes Reveal Chaos, Bloodshed Of Mass Shooting

Originally published on Sat July 21, 2012 6:45 am

Calls to police started coming in at about 12:30 a.m. from a theater in Aurora, Colo., showing "The Dark Knight Rises."
Karl Gehring The Denver Post via AP

It's hard to listen to the 16-minutes of audio coming from the Aurora Police dispatch. It begins with the first reports of a shooting at a movie complex.

At about two minutes into the recording, you hear reports that "someone is spraying gas." Then as police begin arriving at the scene, they start asking dispatch to send more officers, to send more ambulances.

"I got people running out of the theater that are shot," one officer says.

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1:22pm

Fri July 20, 2012
Business

Romney's 1040: Tax Terms An Accountant Would Love

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 2:17 pm

iStockphoto.com

For weeks, Democrats have been trying to call voters' attention to the financial dealings of Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Supporters of President Obama, the Democratic Party's candidate, have been suggesting that Romney has exploited tax shelters and offshore accounts to build and protect his wealth in ways that average taxpayers would never be able to do.

They are demanding Romney release many years of tax returns.

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12:30pm

Fri July 20, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Texas Slow To Review Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 3:56 pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has opposed the expansion of Medicaid under the Accountable Care Act, and his administration has yet to review big health insurance rate hikes under the law.
L.M. Otero AP

Few governors have been as vocal and as unequivocal in their opposition to the federal health care law as Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Perry, a Republican, has vowed not to expand Medicaid and not to create an insurance exchange. Consumer advocates in Texas say the Perry administration has also been dragging its feet when it comes to insurance rate review.

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12:16pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: Colorado Massacre Stir Emotions

Two-Way readers were immediately struck by a sense that the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting could have been anyone, as well as shock that something as simple and fun as going to a movie could turn violent without warning:

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11:38am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Picture Show

Fighting For Photos Of The Tour De France

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:55 pm

James Startt Courtesy of Bicycling magazine

One of the first times photographer James Startt recalls seeing Lance Armstrong was during the 1992 Olympic trials as the two rounded a corner together. Startt, an avid cyclist, says he only came close to Armstrong once during the tryouts.

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