‘Nightline’ Daily Line, July 30: Colo. Suspect Charged

By ABC News

Jul 30, 2012 3:01pm

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5:37 p.m. ET: Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket at a Seattle-area military base last week, but were confronted with an unusual counter-protest: dozens of people dressed as zombies.

Read the full story HERE

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“Nightline” anchor Terry Moran followed the members of the church, when it made its free speech case to the Suspreme Court in 2010. Watch what happened HERE:

3:05 p.m. ET: Ricky Gervais recently condemned “sickening experiments” involving kittens that were conducted at Cardiff University in 2010. Read the full story HERE

Past Gervais controversies are usually fun, but this one, and other more recent, have not been. The comic and “The Office” creator sat down with “Nightline” earlier this month to defend his new British TV shows, “Life’s Too Short” and “Derek.” Watch what happens here:

 

1:55 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir live tweets Olmypics events from London:

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12:44 p.m. ET: BREAKING: Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes is charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.

We’ll be updating this story HERE as more develops.

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12:07 p.m. ET: Aimee Copeland, the young woman who contracted flesh-eating disease after a zip-lining accident, is doing well in physical rehabilitation.

Her father, Andy Copeland said Aimee is up to 200 crunches in 7 minutes and also does 400 leg lifts in only 7 minutes, in addition to pushups and other exercises.

10: 53 a.m. ET: It’s all in the GOP family, but the gloves are off.

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Dick Cheney’s remark to ABC’s Jonathan Karl that John McCain’s 2008 selection of a running mate was a mistake has drawn the rebuke of his daughter.

“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP,” tweeted Liz Cheney, a conservative commentator.

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10:30 a.m. ET: EXCLUSIVE: And Cheney also offered some advice to Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate:  Don’t pick another Sarah Palin.

Cheney told Karl that John McCain’s decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was “a mistake” —  one that it is important for Romney not to repeat.

Read ABC’s Jonathan Karl’s exclusive story HERE

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10:10 a.m. ET: EXCLUSIVE: In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cheney reflects on the “miracle” that a heart transplant promises to give him years of added life.

“Two years ago this time I was on a respirator, heavily sedated. Just had a pump… installed on my heart because my heart had gotten so weak after six heart attacks and 30-some years of heart disease that it was, you know, it was at the end,” he said.

Read ABC’s Jonathan Karl’s exclusive story HERE

 

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