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Holmes' dangerous mind and deadly weapons revealed in documents

When James Holmes' psychiatrist warned campus police at the University of Colorado how dangerous he was, they deactivated his college ID to prevent him passing through any locked doors.

Big plans for Georgia students' first racially integrated prom

As Quanesha Wallace remembers, it was around this time last year when the idea first came up at Wilcox County High School. It was nothing big, just chatter about prom, school, what comes next, what they'd change.

Appreciation for Roger Ebert, the everyman's movie critic

Roger Ebert was seldom at a loss for words.

Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered the FDA to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter to people of any age without a prescription, overturning a decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

PA child care center closed over abuse allegations

A child care facility in Salem Township, Pennsylvania was closed last week over allegations of child abuse.

Growing threat of extreme right-wing violence

Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad" and a director at the New America Foundation.

North Korea could be planning missile launch, official says

North Korea, which unleashed another round of scathing rhetoric accusing the United States of pushing the region to the "brink of war," could be planning a missile launch soon, a U.S. official said Thursday.

AR Atty. General asks Exxon to retain records

On Tuesday, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel requested that Exxon Mobil Corporation preserve and maintain all documents and all other information related to Friday’s extensive oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts in Mayflower.

In his first Easter as pope, Francis calls for peace in his own style

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Mass with departures from the style of his predecessor even as he delivered a traditional call for peace.

Man with first U.S. face transplant marries fellow burn victim

Horrific events brought them together. He was the first person to undergo a full face transplant in the United States after an electrical accident left him without a nose, eyes or lips.