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Weird, sad day. And to think, last week was Friday 13th. Anyway, here’s some more news bites:

* Death toll in Aurora now 13, with several other victims still in ICU.

* Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta discusses depressingly familiar rollout of mass shooting news.

* Dave Weigel throws cold water on Goehmert theory that someone with concealed-carry weapon could have stopped shootings.

* After blasting ABC for dumb linkage of Aurora shooter to Tea Party, Breitbart “reports” he was a registered Democrat, then has to retract “story.”

* At New Yorker, Adam Gopnik argues Adam Smith would have entirely agreed with Obama on public role in entrepreneurship.

And in non-political, non-mass-shooting news:

* Team USA dominates host Brits in Olympics roundball tuneup.

Back in a bit.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.