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Marilyn Manson on his new album 'Born Villain'updated: Tue May 01 2012 08:17:00

It's 22 minutes into Marilyn Manson's smart, sarcastic, sprawling response to CNN's opening interview question about his new album, "Born Villain" (out May 1), and he is just about wrapping up the explanation of its origin.

Are mass killings on the increase? Criminologist says noupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 18:49:00

Oakland is reeling after a gun rampage at a small religious college left seven people dead. Six months ago, eight people died in a shooting in Seal Beach, California. And just over a year ago, an attack targeting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona left six dead and 13 injured.

Finding 'new normal' after school shootingupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 06:15:00

For students, parents and teachers in Chardon, Ohio, the week has been a disorienting one after a high school shooting left three teenagers dead.

Police: Text messages helped foil teens' school bomb plotupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 20:29:00

A series of text messages tipped off authorities to an alleged Columbine-inspired plot by two high school students to detonate bombs during a school assembly, according to a Utah police document.

Text message foils high school bomb plotupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 20:29:00

Cops say a text message foiled a high school bombing plot after one of the alleged planners visited Columbine High School.

Foster the People up for pair of Grammysupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 16:45:00

Foster the People cap a breakout year with two Grammy nods and open dialogue about teen violence with "Pumped Up Kicks."

The 10 biggest violent video-game controversiesupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 12:06:00

This week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that a California law banning the sale of violent video games to kids went too far is just the latest in a long string of headline-grabbing moments in gaming history.

Ex-con pleads not guilty in Denver-area mall bombingupdated: Fri May 06 2011 20:18:00

A 65-year-old ex-convict suspected of leaving a homemade bomb in a suburban Denver mall pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of arson and use of a destructive device, the Justice Department said.

Arrest in Colorado mall bomb attemptupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 19:05:00

Colorado police arrest a man suspected of attempting to bomb a mall in Boulder during the anniversary of Columbine.

Suspect in Colorado bomb case makes first court appearanceupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 19:05:00

The suspect in the April 20 attempted bombing of a mall in Littleton, Colorado, made his first court appearance Wedesday, saying little in a Denver courtroom except to confirm that he wanted a court-appointed attorney.

Man arrested in Colorado mall bomb attemptupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 19:24:00

A man suspected of planting a bomb at a mall in Littleton, Colorado, on the 12th anniversary of the attack at Columbine High School was arrested Tuesday at a grocery store in Boulder, authorities said.

Suspect in Colorado bomb case had been recently released from prisonupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 16:03:00

The suspect believed to have placed a pipe bomb in a Colorado mall was released from a federal prison -- where he served time for a bank robbery -- exactly one week before the botched bombing, a federal law enforcement source told CNN Sunday.

Man now called 'possible suspect' in mall bomb investigationupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 19:19:00

In the photo, the middle-aged man is seated and leaning back, the pose and a couple bags next to him suggesting he's catching his after breath after a rigorous round of shopping.

Man wanted for questioning after attempted bombing at Colorado mallupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 17:05:00

Investigators asked for help Thursday as they searched for a man seen in a mall in Littleton, Colorado, shortly before what they described as a possible attempt to bomb the shopping center on the 12th anniversary of the shooting at nearby Columbine High School.

What is it about mid-April and violence in America?updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 10:21:00

Mid-April marks the anniversaries of several horrendous attacks in recent U.S. history:

Virginia Tech survivor: Keep guns off campusupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 15:12:00

After hearing that legislators in Texas and perhaps other states will again try to change the law to force colleges to allow students to bring loaded concealed weapons into classrooms, I would like to share my point of view as someone who has experienced gun violence in a class firsthand.

Would you let your child shoot an alien?updated: Fri Nov 05 2010 11:13:00

Some of the most important people in Washington were ignoring America's midterm elections this week and spending their time on video games.

Columbine prepares for shooting anniversaryupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 03:39:00

The scrolling list of online student activities for Tuesday, April 20, lists a spring play rehearsal, a talk by "famous photographer, John Fielder" -- and "NO SCHOOL."

Man charged in Colorado school shootingupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 18:33:00

A man accused of shooting two students at a Littleton, Colorado, middle school last week was formally charged Tuesday in the incident, according to a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County district attorney's office.

Teacher: 'I just tackled him'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 17:22:00

A Colorado teacher is praised after subduing a man who allegedly wounded two students on school grounds.

Teacher describes how he stopped shootingupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 17:22:00

During emergency drills at Deer Creek Middle School, teacher David Benke used to tell his students that if anything ever happened, he wanted to be able to "do something about it."

School shooting suspect identifiedupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 08:53:00

The man suspected of shooting two students at a Littleton, Colorado, middle school was identified as 32-year-old Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, authorities said Wednesday.

Ask the right question about gang rapeupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 06:41:00

The alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl on the campus of Richmond High School in Northern California while 10 or more witnesses, most of them students, looked on has sparked familiar questions: "Why are our kids so messed up?" "Why didn't these students try to stop the crime?" "What's happening in our schools?"

Teen accused of plot to attack school on Columbine anniversaryupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 22:37:00

A 15-year-old boy remained in a psychiatric facility Tuesday after Monroe, New York, police arrested him in connection with a plot to attack his former high school on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, police said.

Man obsessed with Columbine convicted of murderupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 00:03:00

A man who was obsessed with the Columbine High School massacre was found guilty of murder Friday and sentenced to life without parole for gunning down his father before opening fire at a North Carolina high school three years ago.

Castillo closing argumentsupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 00:03:00

Dramatic closing arguments are presented in the trial of alleged murderer Alvaro Castillo.

Nothing the same after Columbine, say students, teachersupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 10:35:00

Jennifer Muzquiz was "goth" in high school. She had, and still has, multicolored hair, a "face full of piercings," and an all-black wardrobe, even though she no longer identifies with the goth subculture. And while her style had always earned her her fair share of strange glances, she says everything changed for the worse after the Columbine school shootings on April 20, 1999.

Your thoughts on Columbineupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 10:35:00

iReporters express their thoughts on the 10th anniversary of the Columbine high school tragedy, on HLN.

Thousands mark 10th anniversary of Columbine shootingsupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 23:07:00

Several thousand people poured into the amphitheater at Robert F. Clement Park Monday for an event memorializing the victims of the Columbine shootings on the 10-year anniversary of that tragic event.

Columbine left its indelible mark on pop cultureupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 11:31:00

The massacre of students and a teacher within the seemingly safe hallways of Columbine High School reverberated so strongly that its reflection can be found in the creations of multiple artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers over the past decade.

Debunking the myths of Columbine, 10 years laterupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 10:06:00

What do you remember about April 20, 1999?

Remembering Columbineupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 10:06:00

Littleton, Colorado marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

Columbine massacre changed school securityupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 09:30:00

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Columbine High School, some schools across the country turned themselves into near-fortresses.

Commentary: Columbine and our numb eyesupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 08:34:00

The weddings that will never be held.

iReporters conflicted on answer to gun violenceupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 08:01:00

Janie Lambert has lost one family member to gun violence and another to suicide. After all she's been through, she feels conflicted about whether or not gun control is the solution to gun violence.

Control violence, control guns?updated: Mon Apr 20 2009 08:01:00

iReporters share differing opinions on gun control.

Time.com: 2 School Threats Thwarted in Texasupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 15:00:00

olice have arrested three people in two separate incidents of alleged threats of violence at schools

Heavy metal and violence: More than a myth?updated: Mon May 12 2008 05:42:00

Violence and heavy metal seem to have been inextricably entwined since the dawn of the metal genre.

Teen could have made bomb in minutes, police sayupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 22:03:00

A South Carolina high school senior arrested in an alleged bomb plot had the ingredients to assemble a bomb in minutes, police said Monday.

Mom saw warning signs in son who planned shooting spreeupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 22:17:00

It was just 2½ years ago when Elaine Sonnen found out that her 16-year-old son, Richard, had been planning a Columbine-style attack at his high school.

Campuses try to prevent rageupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 22:17:00

Nearly a year after the Virginia Tech shootings, CNN's Abbie Boudreau examines proposals to prevent future tragedy.

Mom fears teen son who plotted Columbine-style attackupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 21:32:00

On a 45-acre farm in a tiny town surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Elaine Sonnen lives in fear of her own son.

Time.com: How to Remember a Massacreupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 17:15:00

Critics deride Illinois' plan to spend $40 million to raze the building where the NIU mass murders took place

Fortune: Waiting for the Echo Boomersupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 09:59:00

With auto sales headed for their lowest level in a decade this year, automakers are relying on a comfortable old friend to lift them out of the doldrums: the demographic cycle.

Attack on German high school prevented, police sayupdated: Sun Nov 18 2007 18:00:00

German police announced Sunday they stopped two teenagers from carrying out a rampage at their Cologne high school and that one of the students committed suicide after being confronted.

Teen dead who opened fire on Finnish classmates, police say updated: Wed Nov 07 2007 20:05:00

An 18-year-old authorities say shot eight people inside his high school in southern Finland, before turning the gun on himself, has died, police said.

Police: Pennsylvania boy planned 'Columbine' event at high schoolupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 23:06:00

Police have taken into custody a 14-year-old boy who is suspected of planning a "Columbine" type event at a Pennsylvania high school, a police spokesman said.

Warnings could have saved lives at Virginia Tech, report saysupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 06:53:00

Better information by officials might have saved lives in the Virginia Tech massacre, an investigation into the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history found.

Report: Warning signs missedupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 06:53:00

Report: Warning signs missed

Teens charged with attack plotupdated: Sat Jul 14 2007 01:12:00

Teens charged with attack plot

High school locked down after early-morning intrusionupdated: Thu May 10 2007 18:27:00

Taking no chances, police Thursday combed through every space in Colorado's Boulder High School after two young males wearing camouflage were spotted in the building long before opening, police and school officials said.

Strong emotions normal after trauma, expert saysupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 10:12:00

Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson wants the Virginia Tech shooting survivors to know that their pain and anger and fear are normal. And she wants them to know it will get better.

Columbine survivor: Expect an emotional roller coasterupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 10:08:00

As Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson got ready for bed Monday night, she planned an escape route from her Tuesday morning theology class at Denver Seminary. The 25-year-old Columbine survivor wanted to be ready.

World's press shocked by shootingupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 07:29:00

Newspapers from America to India, South Korea and the UK have expressed shock at the killing of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech University.

CNN shooting highlights safety in public workplacesupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 06:01:00

Deadly shootings recently at Atlanta's CNN Center and the University of Washington's Seattle campus underscore how attackers may target victims who work in public places.

Kansas students charged in alleged plotupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 18:44:00

The oldest of five students charged in what prosecutors call a failed plot at a Kansas high school can be released under house arrest after his parents post a $50,000 bond, the judge ruled during a hearing Monday afternoon.

Tribe leader opposes Columbine-like funerals in Minnesota shootingsupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 10:10:00

A tribal leader in an American Indian community where a shooting rampage left 10 dead said Wednesday he was opposed to public funerals like "another Columbine," urging that families of schoolchildren and other victims be allowed to mourn in private.

Top news events: Your picksupdated: Tue Jan 25 2005 13:34:00

As CNN celebrates its 25th anniversary by highlighting the most memorable news stories of the era, CNN.com asked readers to participate by sending in their comments about the events that had an impact on their lives.

Then & Now: Pat Irelandupdated: Mon Jan 24 2005 05:52:00

Financial planner Pat Ireland would have been happy if the rest of the country had never heard of him or his high school. But on April 20, 1999, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, became infamous when two heavily armed students opened fire on students and faculty.

Columbine principal: Students gave me strengthupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 09:11:00

A public memorial and candlelight prayer vigil marks Tuesday's five-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. On April 20, 1999, two students, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 12 of their classmates, a teacher and then themselves.

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