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The man accused in the Colorado theater shootings apparently sent a notebook detailing his massacre plans to his psychiatrist a week before the attacks, but the package was unopened. According to, the package sat in a mailroom for about a week before it was discovered Monday. The notebook included drawings of people being shot and had other details of the attack.

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"This has been a very trying time for our family, but we are grateful and relieved that mom is back with us, safe and healthy." – Ripken family statement after Vi Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., was found safe after being abducted. According to police, a gunman showed up at Vi Ripken’s house on Tuesday and forced her into a vehicle. An investigation into the abduction eventually led police to the house where she was being held, and she was rescued unharmed.

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North Korea's state TV says Ri Sol-ju, the previously unidentified woman who has been accompanying leader Kim Jong-un, is the country's first lady.


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