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  • Jared Lee Loughner and 6 other mass shooters: How the cases were resolved

    Jared Lee Loughner was found competent Tuesday to stand trial and pled guilty to 19 counts, including murder, for the January 2011 shooting in Tucson in which six people were killed and 13 wounded – including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona. In mass shootings like this where the perpetrator was not killed during the rampage, here’s how the cases have been resolved.

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  • Jared Lee Loughner and 6 other mass shooters: How the cases were resolved

    Jared Lee Loughner was found competent Tuesday to stand trial and pled guilty to 19 counts, including murder, for the January 2011 shooting in Tucson in which six people were killed and 13 wounded – including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona. In mass shootings like this where the perpetrator was not killed during the rampage, here’s how the cases have been resolved.

  • Defiant Mladic sets stage for contentious war crimes trial

    Defiant Mladic sets stage for contentious war crimes trial

    Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic refused to enter a plea on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity today in The Hague, and was given until July 4 to appoint a legal team.

  • Remembering the Challenger: Five ways it changed spaceflight

    Remembering the Challenger: Five ways it changed spaceflight

    Twenty-five years ago Friday, the space shuttle Challenger came to a tragic end, exploding on liftoff and claiming the lives of seven astronauts. We remember the loss of the Challenger and its crew, yet we often forget the contributions it made to space exploration. The night of the disaster, President Ronald Reagan told the nation: “The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them.” Here are five ways the Challenger pushed spaceflight forward. Join The Monitor's discussion on Facebook.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/16

    At about 300 feet from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, Bruce McCandless II was farther out than anyone had ever been before. Guided by a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, pictured above, was floating free in space. McCandless and fellow NASA astronaut Robert Stewart were the first to experience such an 'untethered space walk' during Space Shuttle mission 41-B in 1984. The MMU works by shooting jets of nitrogen and has since been used to help deploy and retrieve satellites.

  • New healthcare bill pros and cons: It expands benefits now, cuts them later

    Donald Marron New healthcare bill pros and cons: It expands benefits now, cuts them later

    The new healthcare bill expands the federal budget's commitment through 2019, then decreases it for the following decade.