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Tucson Tragedy Looms Over Obama Speech

An empty seat among Arizona’s Republican and Democratic lawmakers. The gaze of a child’s grieving parents. The solemnity of a president and warring lawmakers promising, for the moment, to come together in peace.

01/25/2011

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 8:  Police quarantine the shopping center where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and several others were shot during an event in front of a Safeway grocery store January 8, 2011 in Tuscon, Arizona.  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a public event entitled "Congress on your Corner" when a gunman opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. It was reported that eighteen people were shot, including members of Giffords' staff, and six are dead, including one young child. One suspect is in custody.  (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Ariz. Shooting Targets U.S. Congresswoman, Kills 6

The shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has prompted an outpouring of sympathy from politicians, including Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.

01/08/2011

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