Politics
10:03 am
Fri July 20, 2012

It's All Politics, July 19, 2012

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Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 10:04 am

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Mitt Romney, under attack over taxes, Bain and outsourcing, is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month. But he's still tied with President Obama in nearly every poll. Plus, we weigh in on potential veeps, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin await their convention invites, Harry Reid complains, and Anthony Weiner mulls a comeback. Really.

Join NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving in the latest installment of the It's All Politics podcast.

The Two-Way
10:01 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Shooting Suspect Described As 'Recluse'

A photo of James Holmes released by the University of Colorado Denver.
University of Colorado Denver

Originally published on Sat July 21, 2012 12:40 pm

Authorities have identified 24-year-old James Holmes as the suspect in the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

According to witnesses, the gunman showed up at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire. Quoting a federal law enforcement official, the AP reports the gunman had an assault rifle, a shotgun and two pistols."

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Around the Nation
9:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Aurora Shooting Is 'Evil, Sensless; Beyond Reason'

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 12:42 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Police soon arrested a suspect, and they were still searching suspect's apartment when President Obama stepped before a crowd this morning in Fort Myers, Florida. It was a political campaign event. It was supposed to be, but the president said it was not a day for campaigning.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

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Around the Nation
9:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Police In Aurora Hold Suspect, Interview Witnesses

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 12:42 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Eight hours ago, a gunman burst into a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, tossed in a can of tear gas, and then opened fire. Those in the audience had lined up hours in advance to get seats for the world premier of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Many were dressed festively, in costume, but the movie and the evening ended in horror.

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Around the Nation
9:52 am
Fri July 20, 2012

For Stockton, Calif., Bankruptcy 'Freezes Everything'

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 10:20 am

Many cities around the country are faced with growing costs and shrinking revenue. Despite making sweeping cuts, Stockton, California recently became the largest city to file for bankruptcy. Host Michel Martin talks with Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston about how she's managing a city that's operating in the red.

Shots - Health Blog
9:48 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Abortion Back On The Front Burner For Congress

It's not just states where abortion is heating up as an issue this election year. Congress is getting back into the fray, too.

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Entertainment
9:29 am
Fri July 20, 2012

The Santa Fe Opera: Mariusz Kwiecień

Fri. 7/20 10a:  Opening July 21 at the Santa Fe Opera is the first major American production of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's 1926 opera, King Roger.  A great champion of the rarely-heard opera, Mariusz Kwiecień, is singing the title role in the Santa Fe production.   Host Spencer Beckwith talks with the Polish baritone outside in the Opera's cantina.

The Two-Way
9:27 am
Fri July 20, 2012

President Obama: 'Such Violence, Such Evil is Senseless; It's Beyond Reason'

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:22 pm

In a speech from Fort Myers, Fla., President Obama said today was "a day for prayer and reflection."

The President cancelled a planned campaign event and instead addressed the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. He asked those gathered to pause for a moment of silence to remember the victims.

"Even as we learn how this happened and who's responsible, we may never understand what leads anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings like this," Obama said. "Such violence, such evil is senseless; it's beyond reason."

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Around the Nation
9:17 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Obama: Keep Aurora In Your Hearts And Thoughts

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 12:42 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

I'm sorry to interrupt that conversation, but we have developments to bring you, here, involving the Colorado shooting last night in Aurora, Colorado. President Obama's commenting on the tragedy. Let's listen for a moment.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers, they were husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.

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Special Event - KNME-TV
8:52 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Up Heartbreak Hill Screening

July 25, 7P at the Kimo Theater.

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Up Heartbreak Hill takes the audience on a remarkable journey with three Navajo teens as they face one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Stars at their rural New Mexico high school, Thomas, Tamara, and Gabby share their innermost thoughts and complicated lives. They are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. 

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