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Man Found Passed Out Drunk Behind Wheel, Burrito In Hand: Cops

Posted 04.04.2014 | Weird News

Someone should have burri-told him not to drink and drive. Daniel Hernandez, 36, was charged with a DUI after law enforcement in Deltona, Fla. say ...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Gay Attacks On Gabby Giffords' Hero Intern Denounced | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What started as a small, local school board fight in Tucson, Ariz., turned into a national story this week, with the emergence of anti-g...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Gay Smear Campaign Targets Gabby Giffords' Hero Intern | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the heroes to emerge from the 2011 mass shooting near Tucson, Ariz., targeting then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), was intern Dan...

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

LGBT Latino Activists Breaking Barriers

Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices

Despite general misconception that Latinos are conservative when it comes to gay marriage, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that 59 percent of...

Giffords Shares Heartwarming Moment With Intern Who Saved Her Life

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) brought a symbolic finish Monday to the political meet-and-greet that was violently interrupted over a year ago, whe...

Slain Giffords Staffer Honored By Colleagues

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Staffers of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and hundreds of others are gathering to remember those killed a year ago, including a slain colleague. ...

Who's On The Naughty List?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

It's been a tumultuous year in the political world. Congress became more unpopular than ever, the Occupy movement captured the hearts and minds of man...

Vote For The Most Latino Latinos Of 2011 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

In 2011 HBO aired the documentary "The Latino List" which featured "highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have richly contributed to the fabr...

New Details Emerge In Trial Of Giffords Shooting Suspect

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Prosecutors asked a court to dismiss an appeal by the Tucson shooting rampage suspect over his forced medication with psychotropic drugs. ...

Giffords' 'Hero Intern' Starts New Career

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The former aide who rushed to help U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot last January is starting his own career in politic...

SLIDESHOW: The Top 11 Heroes Of 2011

The Huffington Post | By Emily Heinz | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

When it comes to the tragedies that defined this year -- from Jared Loughner's shooting rampage to the tornadoes that ravaged Joplin -- the stories of...

Giffords' 'Hero Intern' Wins Big Victory

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Daniel Hernandez Jr., the 21-year-old intern in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) office who ran towards gunshots during the Tucson shooting, won a s...

Bad News For Giffords 'Hero Intern'

AP | Posted 06.23.2011 | College

PHOENIX -- The intern who helped save U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life after she was shot more than three months ago has lost the election to become...

Intern Says He's Talked To Gabrielle Giffords, Is Amazed By Recovery

AP | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- The man who won praise for going to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords aid immediately after she was shot says he has spoken to the injured congresswo...

Real Strange Mexicans: Down and Delirious in Mexico City, by Daniel Hernandez

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Sledge

Daniel Hernandez's Down and Delirious in Mexico City charts the progress of a Chicano from San Diego who is Mexican enough to merit a passport. He determines to head south to reclaim his heritage.

The State of Whose Union?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

We all agree our government needs major restructuring: five agencies that handle housing problems? It's crazy! But an overhaul isn't achievable, and innovation and reconciliation are impossible, if we're all hunkered down feeling unsafe.

Giffords Intern Supports Gun Control, Group Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — The intern credited with helping Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head in Arizona is speaking out in favor of change...

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

Rep. Giffords Opened Her Eyes - Have Members of Congress? - Lessons From Tucson - Media Trust

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes. Have members of Congress? Have Americans? Have you? Monet painted "Water Lilies" with diffused colors be...

Arizona 'Hero Intern' To Sit With Michelle Obama At State Of The Union

Political Punch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daniel Hernandez Jr., one of the heroes of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., two weeks ago, tells ABC News that he will be sitting, along with his f...

The F Word: Widening Concern for Public Workers

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, the holiday that celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize winner's birth and life. The Rev. King wasn't assass...

Does Sen. John McCain Owe Gay Servicemen an Apology?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Until DADT, John McCain had been close to beloved by many gay Republicans and independent conservatives. It does not ask too much that he acknowledge the harm he has done.

Emergency in Tucson: Verbal First Aid in Action

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

When Daniel Hernandez took Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' hand and asked her to squeeze his if she could hear him, he was applying a form of Verbal First Aid.

Friday Talking Points [151] -- Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To honor the fallen this week, we're going to refrain from our usual heated political rhetoric here for a change. It's only fitting, really, after su...