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The Dark Knight Rises

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Could Newtown Shooting be Gun-Control Tipping Point?

The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control?

12/15/2012

Heath Ledger appears on screen in his role as the Joker in 'The Dark Knight,' the second movie the newest trilogy of Batman movies. On July 20, 70 people were shot and 12 killed by a gunman attacking Batman fans at the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Md. Man Made Threat, ‘Joker’ Reference

A week after the Colorado movie theater massacre, a Maryland man was taken into custody when police said he made a “joker” reference and threatened to shoot up a business he was being fired from.

07/28/2012

In this handout provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, accused movie theater shooter James Holmes poses for a booking photo in Centennial, Colo. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Officers Lacked Sufficient Medical Support For 30 Minutes In Colo. Movie Massacre

As the horror unfolded for police first on the scene of the Colorado theater massacre, the officers repeatedly sent out urgent pleas for more ambulances even as a two-man crew and their rig were idling just a few miles away.

07/27/2012

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Did Newark Mayor Cory Booker Give Away Ending To Batman Movie?

Did Newark’s mayor ruin the ending for the new Batman movie?

07/26/2012

A girl leaves flowers at a memorial near theater where 12 people were killed July 20, 2012 in Aurora. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Theater Shootings: A Politicized American Tragedy

Persons who only make our nation’s bad times worse by spewing ill-timed hate and prejudice ought to keep their microphones turned off.

07/23/2012

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FBI, Homeland Security Find No Terror Plot For More Shootings At Movie Theaters

The FBI and Homeland Security Department have advised law-enforcement officials around the country they’ve uncovered no information to indicate that more shooting sprees were being plotted for movie theaters around the country.

07/21/2012

The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Police Around Washington Region Step Up Security In Movie Theaters After “Dark Knight” Shooting

Police in the District of Columbia and elsewhere in the region say they’re stepping up security around movie theaters after a Colorado shooting that left 12 dead and injured at least 50 others.

07/20/2012

An officer keeps watch inside an AMC move theater where the film 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing.   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Will Safety Concerns Impact ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ At The Box Office?

Police around the Washington region are beefing up security at movie theaters in the wake of the Friday’s “The Dark Knight Rises” shooting tragedy. But is their presence enough to make you feel safe?

07/20/2012

AURORA, CO - JULY 20:  The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Colorado Shooting: Dept. Of Defense Confirms 3 Military Members Wounded, 1 Missing

The U.S. Department of Defense in Washington says three members of the U.S. Armed Forces were wounded in a movie theater shooting in Colorado and one is unaccounted for.

07/20/2012

There are several scenes in Batman lore that have strange parallel to the shooting at the theater in Colorado. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Violent Parallels Between Shooting And Batman Lore

In “The Dark Knight Rises,” a masked villain leads a murderous crew into a packed football stadium and wages an attack involving guns and explosives. It’s just one of the more haunting scenes in what was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, if not the year.

07/20/2012

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