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Colorado shooting

In one of the deadliest shootings in the U.S., a gunman opened fire in a theater in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and 58 were wounded. The suspect, James Holmes (pictured), was charged in the killings. (RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty Images)

Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories

In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential

election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and

authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows

and online media.