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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015, file photo shows police searching students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at the college. Despite a federal law requiring them to have detailed emergency plans, colleges and universities across the country vary widely in how they prepare for campus shootings and inform their staff and students. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP,File)

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds. The AP […]

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Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin speaks about the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, during a news conference Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore.  Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer, walked into a class at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding others.  (Randy L. Rasmussen /The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

The sheriff detailed how a shooter armed with several guns walked into a Thursday morning writing class at a rural Oregon community college and killed nine people. He described how investigators found still more weapons at the man’s home. But when it came time to reveal the shooter’s name, Sheriff John Hanlin adamantly refused, saying, […]

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District Attorney George Brauchler speaks with members of the media following the reading of the jury's decision for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, outside the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree on whether he should get the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

CENTENNIAL | A Colorado jury on Friday sentenced 27-year-old James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012. How some victims’ relatives and public officials reacted: “While I am disappointed with the outcome, I am not disappointed […]

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