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Aurora marks anniversary of movie massacre amid gun debate

One year after a gunman killed 12 people in an Aurora movie theater, the city is marking its losses with solemn moments and a continuing debate over the place of guns in society.

Longtime journalist Helen Thomas dead at 92

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92, sources told CNN Saturday. Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

 Here's a look at what you need to know about the death penalty in the United States. Facts: Capital punishment is legal in 32 U.S. states. Approximately 3,125 inmates in 35 states are awaiting execution.

GRAPHIC WARNING: MA police photographer releases photos of Boston bomber surrendering to police

The backlash over Rolling Stone's cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show "the real Boston bomber."

Boy Scouts ban obese kids from program

Hiking! Zip-lining! Rock climbing! About 30,000 Boy Scouts and 7,000 adults are out in the mountains of southern West Virginia for the National Scouts Jamboree -- and they all had to meet a body mass index cut-off.

5 things you need to know for your new day

Welcome to the Friday version of "5 things for your new day". 1. TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS Stunned by acquittal:

Air Force will discharge sexual assault offenders

Airmen who commit sexual assaults will be discharged, and senior commanders must review actions taken on sexual assault cases under new Air Force initiatives that took effect recently.

5 things to know for your New Day

Welcome to the Thursday edition of "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."  1. ZIMMERMAN POST-TRIAL Growing fallout:

Boston bomber covers Rolling Stone Magazine

The cover of Rolling Stone magazine is usually reserved for rock stars, actors and other celebrities, but the August 3rd edition features someone who isn't infamous and there's already a social media backlash.

EXIT SANDMAN: Riviera wins MVP in final ASG appearance

In one-of-a-kind fashion, the New York Yankees 18-year veteran closer, Mariano Riviera, took to the field in the eight inning of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday night at Citi Field.