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July 20, 2012

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CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. MASS SHOOTING AT COLORADO MOVIE THEATER

A gunman opens fire at a suburban Denver movie theater on the opening night of the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities say. Read the full story: 12 dead in Colorado theater shooting.

2. SYRIAN TROOPS SEIZE DAMASCUS NEIGHBORHOOD

Syrian troops regain control of a rebellious neighborhood in Damascus as more than 300 people were reported killed the day before in a sharp escalation of the country's civil war.

3. BULGARIA BOMBING SUSPECT TRIED TO RENT CAR

A man believed to have carried out a suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers tried to rent a car in the days before the bombing but was turned down because his ID appeared suspicious, a prosecutor says.

4. STUDY FINDS PREDATORY STUDENT LOAN LENDING

The government finds that risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can't afford.

5. HOW THAT POTHOLE YOU JUST HIT WAS RECORDED

The city of Boston says a new app uses a smartphone's accelerometer, or motion detector, and GPS to identify and automatically report potholes to authorities.

6. OBAMA, ROMNEY HIT CAMPAIGN TRAIL

The president and his GOP rival resume stump speeches with the former addressing retirees in Fort Myers, Fla., about health care and Medicare at 10:20 a.m. and the latter discussing the economy in Bow, N.H., at 11:10 p.m.

7. MIXED BAG FOR VENTURE FUNDING

Funding by venture capitalists for startups fell 12 percent in the latest quarter but the number of companies getting money in the earliest stages of development reaches the highest level in more than a decade.

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  • FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.The decision was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT

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