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February 15th, 2008
05:58 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

Hello, bloggers. This afternoon, we’re learning new details about the gunman who killed 5 students at Northern Illinois University before taking his own life.  Police say he was an award-winning student 175 miles away at the University of Illinois.  But back in 2006, when he was a graduate student at NIU he wrote in a paper that he was interested in “peace and social justice”. Peace? 

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama attacks Hillary Clinton for her ties to lobbyists.  While in an Ohio courtroom, an ex-cop has been found guilty of killing his pregnant lover.  He had told the jury it was an accident. They didn’t buy it. 

Sticking with the Crime & punishment beat, a Hayward, California a man has been arrested for allegedly making more than 27,000 calls to 911.  Yikes! 

While, father south in Bakersfield firefighters had to free a 4 year old who got her head stuck in a steering wheel. And Trekkies, you’ll have to wait for a little longer to see where the crew of the Starship Enterprise is boldly going next.  Grab your afternoon soda. Here are the headlines. Let’s us know what you think.  

Top Stories  
Campus shooter led criminal justice group 
Snow shuts down parts of San Diego County   

Raw Politics 
Obama knocks Clinton for ties to lobbyists  
Fatigue, Stress on the campaign trail  
Chelsea Clinton in the media glare  

Crime & Punishment 
Ex-cop murdered pregnant lover  
Man makes 27,000 calls to 911  

What YOU will be talking about TONIGHT  
Girl’s head stuck in steering wheel 
‘Star Trek’ release pushed back to 2009   

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