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The connection between the Columbine massacre and terror attacks in Mumbai

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A report that suggests an aroma for CSU perfume -- the topic of today's blog "Colorado State University Smells Like... Deer and Locker Rooms?" -- wasn't only the unusual mention of this state we're in on National Public Radio yesterday. An unexpected local reference popped up in "Mumbai Attacks Offer New Lessons on Terrorism," whose text version is accompanied by the photo seen here. Among the experts consulted for the piece is Miami Police Chief John Timoney, who says the assaults in Mumbai were reminiscent of an example of domestic terror -- the assault on Columbine High School in 1999. "If you look at the issue in India, it is almost a Columbine redo except at a grander scale and at multiple locations," he said. "Police departments learned a lot of lessons from Columbine... It required us to go back to the drawing board and rethink how we approach hostage-taking situations, especially when there is live fire."

To hear the entire report, click here. -- Michael Roberts

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