The Aurora Theater Shootings A gunman opened fire on the audience at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., on July 20. At least 12 people were killed, and many more wounded. The suspect is identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, who was arrested shortly after the rampage.
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The Aurora Theater Shootings

A gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., on July 20.

Aurora Shooting Suspect Looked Like A Fellow Officer, Police Say

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What's Next For Theater After The Aurora Shooting?

Melissa Block talks with Denver Post reporter Kurtis Lee about a survey the city of Aurora, Colo., has put up on the Internet. It asks for thoughts on what should be done with the Century Aurora 16 Cineplex where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. Lee also talks about what's become of other sites where mass shootings have taken place.

What's Next For Theater After The Aurora Shooting?

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In Aurora, Colo., last week, among the memorials to victims of the shooting was one for Alex Teves. It includes a photo of him with girlfriend Amanda Lindgren. Teves protected her with his body. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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James Holmes, who's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58. RJ Sangosti/Getty Images hide caption

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A heart shaped balloon hovered above a memorial for victims outside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last week. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Formal Charges To Be Filed In Aurora Shootings

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Alexander "AJ" Boik in an undated photo provided by his family. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stories Of The Colorado Victims: Young Artist Was 'Ball Of Joy'

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Mourners create a memorial at the fountain of the Aurora Municipal Center after a prayer vigil Sunday for the 12 victims of Friday's mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Politicians Shy Away From New Gun Control Efforts

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