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Middle East
3:40 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Many Questions Remain After Bulgarian Bus Bombing

Originally published on Sun July 29, 2012 8:18 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

There are many unanswered questions about the bombing last week that claimed the lives of five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian bus driver. The bombing in the Bulgarian seaside resort of Burgas also injured more than 30 people. Israel's prime minister says it was the work of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Bulgaria's interior minister has denied media reports that the bombing was pulled off by a Hezbollah cell based in that country.

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The Aurora Theater Shootings
3:39 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Accused Movie Theater Shooter Appears In Court

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:19 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. We begin this hour with the first court appearance of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 at a Colorado movie theater. Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes seemed dazed and said nothing throughout this morning's proceeding. What was most noticeable was his disheveled hair, a bright reddish-orange color.

NPR's Jeff Brady was in the courtroom in Arapahoe County and he has our story.

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Politics
3:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Obama Addresses Veterans At VFW Convention

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 6:15 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

This week, President Obama and Mitt Romney are addressing the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The president spoke today; Romney, tomorrow. The VFW is the oldest and largest veterans group. About 5,000 members were on hand today in Reno, Nevada. The president's speech was different from his address the last time he spoke to this gathering, in 2009. Then, his focus was on the two ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Today, he was cheered when he spoke of the end of combat operations in Iraq, and when he said this:

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Law
3:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Large Calif. Pot Dispensary Threatened With Closure

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:19 pm

There's an escalation of the battle between the government and California's medical marijuana providers. The U.S. Attorney in San Francisco has moved to close California's largest medical pot dispensary because it's too big and too profitable.

Sports
3:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

NCAA Hits Penn State With Unprecedented Penalties

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:19 pm

They NCAA announced severe penalties against Penn State's football program on Monday in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The NCAA banned the team from bowl games for the next four years, stripped it of all victories between 1998 and 2011 and fined the school $60 million.

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