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The Briefing 12-16-13

1) Horror in Arapahoe: How do we understand the human heart?

Arapahoe High School shooting: Gunman intended to harm many at school, Denver Post (Kirk Mitchell, Jeremy Meyer and Sadie Gurman)

Colorado shooting victim described as sweet, smart, a horse lover, CNN (Steve Almasy)

Victim of Colorado school shooting clinging to life, USA Today (Meagan Fitzgerald, Laurie Cipriano and John Bacon)

Assailant Dead After Shooting at Colorado School, New York Times (Jack Healy)

2) Decision seemed inevitable, now here it is – Federal Judge strikes down criminalization of polygamy

Federal judge declares Utah polygamy law unconstitutional, Salt Lake Tribune (Jim Dalrymple II)

Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah, JonathanTurley.org

Federal judge: Utah’s law criminalizing polygamy is unconstitutional, siding with ‘Sister Wives’ family, Religion News Services (Sarah Pulliam Bailey)

3) Does integrity matter? Heisman Trophy awarded to athlete investigated for sexual assault

Florida State’s Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy, USA Today (Dan Wolken)

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy, CNN (Ray Sanchez and Chelsea J. Carter)

Winston Win Doesn’t End Heisman Character Debate, Washington Informer (Charles E Sutton)