7:45am

Fri July 20, 2012
Around the Nation

Authorities Converge On Shooting Suspect's Home

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

Steve Inskeep talks to local NBC reporter Jeremy Jojola about Friday's shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo. To be on the safe side, neighbors were evacuated from the area near the suspect's apartment.

6:57am

Fri July 20, 2012
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Wearing A Mask, Gunman Kills 12 In Colo. Theater

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 7:45 am

A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver at a midnight opening of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises." At least 12 people were killed.

6:48am

Fri July 20, 2012
Around the Nation

Choas Reigns During Colo. Theater Shooting

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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6:48am

Fri July 20, 2012
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Weapons Recovered At Colo. Movie Theater

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

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Let's try to get a little more insight now from Howard Pankratz. He's a veteran reporter with the Denver Post newspaper. He's been talking with law enforcement officials and he has a special insight on this because he covered another mass shooting, the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. Mr. Pankratz, welcome to the program.

HOWARD PANKRATZ: Thank you very much.

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6:25am

Fri July 20, 2012
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Moviegoers Shot At Suburan Denver Theater

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

At least 12 people were killed in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman walked into a theater showing the new Batman movie. One witness saw an explosion at the bottom of the theater near the screen.

6:05am

Fri July 20, 2012
Around the Nation

Gay Pride Marchers In San Diego To Make History

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

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5:55am

Fri July 20, 2012
Around the Nation

1,600 Turtles Escape From Georgia Farm

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

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with news of a gradual escape. More than 2,000 turtles were in captivity at a northwest Georgia farm. The owner sells them as pets, or to the Chinese market. Turtles are not known for their speed, but somehow 1,600 of them got away. The farmer suspects vandals tore down the fences around his farm. Turtles known as snappers, eastern paints and yellow belly sliders made their way to nearby waterways and freedom - slowly. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

4:55am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Real-Life Horror: Many Killed, Dozens Wounded At Colorado Movie Theater

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 11:17 pm

Two women mourn near the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman opened fire during the opening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
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  • Witness talks to 'The Today Show'
  • Steve Inskeep speaks with witness Chayyiel Jackson

A midnight screening of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises turned into a horribly real scene of death and destruction in Aurora, Colo., early Friday when a gunman opened fire on the audience killing 12.

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4:48am

Fri July 20, 2012
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14 Dead In Auro, Colo., Theater Shooting

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

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And we're gonna return now to the breaking news this morning. Fourteen people are dead after a shooting at a movie theater in a suburb of Denver. There were several dozen more hurt. The shooting occurred during a showing of the latest Batman move, "The Dark Night Rises." We're gonna now to Ben Markus, who's with Colorado Public Radio, and he is on the scene in Aurora. Good morning.

BEN MARKUS, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

MONTAGNE: So bring us up to date on what we know happened, please.

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4:48am

Fri July 20, 2012
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Witness Recalls Colo. Shooting Nightmare

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

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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