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Op-Ed: Mental health awareness is slowly increasing in the U.S.

A stigma has long been attached to mental health issues, but according to a new study, American attitudes and levels of understanding regarding this topic are finally starting to shift to a more progressive direction.

Op-Ed: Many factors contributed to Rodger's massacre

Santa Barbara - Whenever a mass murder occurs in America, the tragedy is politicized before the bodies of the victims reach the morgue. Instantly the cause of the massacre is simplified, by wrongfully placing the blame on a single entity.

Judge accepts accused Colorado gunman James Holmes' insanity plea

A Colorado judge on Tuesday accepted accused movie theater spree gunman James Holmes' plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, resolving a key legal issue in the highly anticipated case.

Psychiatrist warned that James Holmes was a danger to the public

In newly released documents, it's been revealed that the psychiatrist that had been treating James Holmes, had warned campus police that Holmes was a danger to the public a month before the deadly shootings.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for James Holmes

Aurora - On July 20 last year, 12 people were killed and 58 injured in a mass shooting at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado. The man indicted for this crime is now facing the death penalty.

Accused Aurora theater shooter entered plea of not guilty

Aurora - UPDATE The arraignment of James Holmes took place today. He is on trial for the Aurora theater massacre where gun fire killed and injured dozens of people. A plea of not guilty was entered by the Judge on Holmes' behalf.

Colorado lawmakers vote to make it harder to plead insanity

Denver - A bill that would make it harder for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity passed its first vote from Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday; it’s the first of several votes before the bill could become law.

Documents reveal 'Joker' had brief romance and few friends

Denver - After media outlets request records from the University of Colorado, heavily redacted documents show Holmes was a loner, had few friends, and the school told students to keep quiet about the shooting.

'Dark Knight' rampage shooter tries to kill himself in jail

Aurora - James Holmes, the shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre, was hospitalized Tuesday after reportedly trying to take another life — his own.

Man wearing Joker makeup arrested outside Florida movie theater

Melbourne - While the 21-year-old was arrested on an unrelated matter, he could not understand why police were called simply because he was wearing makeup to look like the Joker.

Op-Ed: Nurse, who treated victims in James Holmes shooting, drowns

Jenny Gallagher 46, a nurse who worked at the University of Colorado Hospital and who treated several of the shooting victims from the Colorado massacre, has died in a mysterious drowning at Lake Okoboji in Dickinson County, Iowa.

Facebook fan page for accused Colorado killer Holmes

An anonymous author has created a Facebook fan page for accused Colorado theater killer, James Holmes, in spite of public objections.

Colorado shooter: Holmes charged with more than 140 offenses

Denver - James Holmes appeared in court again today and was charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder and 12 counts of murder with extreme indifference - 2 counts for each victim in the Aurora shooting - along with other charges.

Op-Ed: James Holmes — Conspiracy theorists note variation between photos

Aurora - An image has been posted on Facebook, which highlights differences between the first image of the alleged Colorado shooter, posted in the media, and that of Holmes in court.

Idaho billboard compares Obama with Aurora shooter James Holmes

Caldwell - An electronic billboard in Caldwell, Idaho, compares Obama with James Holmes, the man accused of shooting and killing 12 and wounding 58 in Aurora, Colorado on July 20. The billboard has sparked outrage in the community with many saying it went too far.

Ryan Gosling's 'Gangster Squad' bumped due to Colorado shootings

Ryan Gosling's much anticipated mobster film, 'Gangster Squad,' which was set to open September 7, is being revised substantially and has been delayed to early 2013 as a result of James Holmes' shootings in Colorado.

James Holmes sent notebook plans of shooting to psychiatrist

Aurora - Police sources say Aurora mass killer James Holmes, sent a notebook filled with details of his plan to shoot and kill people to his university psychiatrist before the massacre. But the package sat unopened in the campus mailroom until after the shooting.

Christian Bale visits victims of Colorado shooting

Christian Bale, star of the Batman trilogy, visited Colorado today to meet with victims of the deadly movie-theatre shootings in Aurora. The Dark Knight Rises was playing during the shooting.

Family of the 'Colorado shooter' to stand by their son

Aurora - Lisa Damiani, lawyer for James Eagan Holmes, said at a press conference yesterday that his family support their son, suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 more.

'Colorado shooter' appears in court as red-haired Joker

James Eagan Holmes, the alleged shooter in the Colorado movie theater massacre, appeared in court today, sporting red hair and appearing drowsy as the initial hearing was held.

Op-Ed: James Holmes — Mental illness? Really?

One speculation I keep hearing about James Holmes, the "Colorado shooter," is that maybe he was depressed because he couldn't find a job after getting his first degree and this somehow led to his downward spiral. This explanation makes no sense to me.

Details of Aurora shooting spark conspiracy theories

After police identified James Holmes, 24, as the man behind the deadly shooting at a Colorado screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," details of the incident have sparked some rather extreme conspiracy theory speculations.

Aurora shooting: Heroic men took bullets for their girlfriends

Aurora - Three young women who survived the Colorado movie-theater massacre with only minor wounds have told the story of how their boyfriends died heroically while protecting them from the attacker's bullets.

Colorado shooter: Police find 30 explosive devices in apartment

Aurora - Officials said today that the booby-trapped apartment of mass shooting suspect, James Eagan Holmes, was "designed to kill." (Update: video showing disposal of explosives).

Op-Ed: Gun control versus gun rights

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” -- Second Amendment to U.S. Constitution

'The Dark Knight Rises' to break records despite Aurora shootings

Burbank - Following the tragedy of what is now dubbed the “Dark Knight Massacre”, executives at Warner Brothers are rethinking their marketing strategy.

Photo of Dark Knight Rises shooting suspect James Holmes released

A photo of the suspect named in the deadly Colorado shooting has been released by Colorado University, where he studied neuroscience until he withdrew last month.

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Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial  Colo.  on Tuesday  June 4  2013...
Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Holmes was allowed to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
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