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Noontime News Roundup – July 21st, 2012

Noontime News Roundup – July 21st, 2012

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Aurora shootings: despair and disbelief at end of unimaginable day

In Aurora, Colorado, there are those who got lucky and those who did not. In this sleepy slice of suburbia, stretching off to the east of Denver over flat former prairie, the simple decision of whether to go to a midnight showing of the latest Batman film proved life-changing.

Fears over Sicily’s future as euro flow stops and bankruptcy looms

As Andrea Vecchio heads down the corridor from his office in Palermo, two men parked behind a desk doing nothing leap to their feet to salute him. But Sicily’s new assessor for infrastructure is not impressed. “Just look around,” he exclaims. “No one here is doing any work at all.”

Google faces mobile services pressure in anti trust case

Google is under pressure from the European Commission to include its mobile services in any concessions it makes to avoid antitrust investigation, according to reports.

Cybersecurity Bill Backed By Obama Won’t Protect U.S., Experts Agree

President Barack Obama penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal published online late Thursday calling on the Senate to pass a new cybersecurity bill sponsored by Sen. Joseph Libereman (I-CT) called the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.

Obama calls for ‘Day of Prayer and Reflection’ In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

President Obama called for a day of mourning in brief remarks in Florida on Friday, urging Americans to come together in the wake of a shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left at least 12 dead.

Know Your HIV Status? D.C.’s Asking

Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of HIV infection in the nation, almost 3 percent. It’s considered an epidemic. Health officials believe one way to halt the spread of the disease is to encourage people to get tested and “know their status.” They hope this will encourage residents to seek treatment and reduce the chances of them passing on the virus.

Air Force Instructor Convicted Of Rape

An Air Force instructor was convicted Friday of rape and sexual assault in a massive sex scandal that has rocked a Texas base, one of the nation’s busiest military training centers.

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