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Gabrielle Giffords Opposed Death Penalty For Her Shooter | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than a year and a half after she was shot in the head while hosting a constituent services event in her district, former Rep. Gabri...

Arizona Shooter Sentenced

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Gabrielle Giffords limped to the front of the courtroom and stared silently Thursday as she came face-to-face for the first time...

Gabrielle Giffords Comes Face To Face With Man Who Shot Her

Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

JACQUES BILLEAUD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. -- Gabrielle Giffords came face to face Thursday with the man who tried to kill her last year,...

Loughner Returns To Missouri Until Sentencing

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona mass shooting that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the Missouri feder...

Loughner Listens To Psychologist

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jared Loughner listened calmly and without expression while a court-appointed psychologist told a judge he was competent to plead gui...

Gunman Enters Plea On Arizona Shooting

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Jared Lee Loughner agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly shooting rampage a...

Kelly: Giffords Satisfied With Plea

Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

By ELLIOT SPAGAT AND BOB CHRISTIE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded guilty to going on a rampage in Tucson, Ari...

Plea Deal Reached In Case Of Giffords Shooter

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Reaching a plea agreement for the suspect in the deadly Tucson, Ariz., mass shooting is just one step. On Tuesday, defense attorneys ...

Loughner Move Denied

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — An appeals court rejected a request by lawyers for the man accused of shooting former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to rehear their argument...

Loughner Appeals Fall Flat

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court Monday denied a request by the Tucson shooting suspect's lawyers to halt their mentally ill client's forced me...

Judge Approves Moving Loughner Trial To Tucson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (Reuters) A federal judge has approved moving court proceedings to Tucson, Arizona from Phoenix for Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old coll...

Jared Loughner And The 10-Year-Old Matricide: Signs Of Dysfunction Ignored

Catherine Hickem, L.C.S.W | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Hickem, L.C.S.W

The signs of dysfunction were everywhere, so why were these problems tolerated, massaged or ignored altogether? There are many answers to this question, but let me share a few possibilities.

Arizona: Words Have Meaning

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marianne Williamson

According to "A Course in Miracles," all minds are joined. While it appears to the physical eye that I am here and you are over there, on the level of...

Is It Time to Execute the Death Penalty?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The arguments for and against have raged for years, but the discussion is relevant now more than ever because Governor Pat Quinn has it within his power to end the death penalty in Illinois.

The F Word: The Violence of the Broken Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A lot of people have talked this week about violent political rhetoric bringing the U.S. to a fever pitch, but there's something else keeping people o...

Jared Lee Loughner Pictures Surface Showing Suspect With Gun, Naked, In 'Bright Red G-String'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pictures of alleged Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner have arisen, reportedly showing the suspect brandishing a Glock 9mm handgun next to his nude body...

College Report Details Jared Loughner's Bizarre Behavior

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New documents from the school of Arizona gunman Jared Loughner illustrate a deeply disturbed young man who confused his teachers and classmates with h...

The President Has Come of Age

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

More gray-haired and somber, Obama brilliantly and so presidentially rose above the clutter, the chatter.

Georgetown Student Talked To Arizona Gunman Moments Before Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In an emotional video, Georgetown student Alex Villec recalls the short conversation he had with Arizona gunman Jared Lee Laughner minutes before he o...

After Arizona, Reconsidering the Second Amendment

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Politics is more than a game, and that fine-sounding theories about "the blood of tyrants" can manifest as "the blood of nine-year-old girls" when troubled people take them too seriously.

Gabrielle Giffords, Jared Loughner and Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Pundits in the aftermath of the Tuscan shooting are failing to address the reforms that could prevent these incidents in the first place. What's needed is reform of our involuntary commitment and treatment laws.