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Giffords, Kelly Launch Gun Control Group

They say it will be able to counter the gun lobby's influence

(Newser) - Today is the second anniversary of Gabrielle Giffords' shooting , and she and Mark Kelly mark the occasion by launching a group pushing for "responsible" gun laws. "Until now, the gun lobby's political contributions, advertising, and lobbying have dwarfed spending from anti-gun-violence groups. No longer," they write... More »

Giffords Now Knows Who Died in Shooting

Family waited til she had recovered enough to process grief

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords has long known that she was injured in a shooting that claimed six lives, but family and friends waited until recently to tell the Arizona congresswoman the full story: That among the dead were 30-year-old aide Gabe Zimmerman, who she adored as if he were family, friend John... More »

World Trade Center Steel Going to 9/11 Memorials

Thousands of pieces distributed all over US and 5 countries

(Newser) - Charred, twisted clumps of steel left over from the World Trade Center attacks are being sent to thousands of fire departments, police departments, and cities around the US for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, reports Reuters . "These serve as centerpieces of history for towns... More »

Tucson Shooter Didn't Miss Once: Autopsies

Jared Lee Loughner's lawyers want to delay trial until 2013

(Newser) - Three of the six people shot dead at a political gathering in Tucson that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last month were shot in the head, according to autopsy results released by the county medical examiner. The youngest victim, 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, died from a single shot that tore through... More »

Christina Taylor Green's Corneas Save 2 Kids' Vision

Just another thing she's given world, says proud dad

(Newser) - Christina Taylor Green’s parents managed to find something “amazing” in the midst of the tragedy of her death: her donated corneas helped two other children to see. “The fact that her organs were able to help people, that was an amazing thing to me," John Green... More »

Christina's Organs Go to Girl in Boston

Tucson victim's dad would like to give recipient a hug

(Newser) - Christina Taylor Green gave one last time, in the form of some of her organs, which were donated to a little girl in Boston. "It was very poignant to find out. That's what Christina was all about," father John Green tells CNN. "It's a blessing." Green... More »

First Lady Writes Open Letter to Parents About Shooting

Michelle Obama finds lessons to be shared

(Newser) - Parents wrestling with kids' questions about the Tucson shooting would do well to tell them about Christina Taylor Green, writes Michelle Obama in an open letter on the White House blog . Christina was only 9 but already learning about public service and "how to give back." She and... More »

Ground Zero Flag Raised for Youngest Tucson Victim

Christina Taylor Green, born on 9/11, is mourned

(Newser) - The family of the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona held hands and paused in a moment of silence today under the large American flag recovered from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, and later escorted the 9-year-old's small brown casket into the church. Several hundred other mourners,... More »

Obama Visits Giffords, Tucson: 'Gabby Opened Her Eyes'

President urges Americans not to 'turn on each other'

(Newser) - President Obama paid a visit to Gabrielle Giffords and the other survivors of last weekend's shooting spree in Tucson, then delivered great news in his national address: "A few minutes after we left her room ... Gabby opened her eyes for the first time," he said. "She knows... More »

Westboro Church Won't Protest 9-Year-Old's Funeral, But...

...It will protest Judge John Roll's

(Newser) - Don’t look now, but the Westboro Baptist Church is displaying one tiny, itty-bitty modicum of decency! The church has announced that, in a saintly show of restraint, it will abandon plans to picket the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed in Saturday’s Tucson massacre. Of... More »

Seeking Solace, Tucson Honors Victims at Mass

Hundreds gather to seek comfort

(Newser) - Tucson's citizens gathered by the hundreds last night, crowded under the roof of the Catholic church where Christina Taylor Green used to sing in the choir to pay homage to her and the other victims of Saturday's shootings just blocks from where they took place. "I know she is... More »

Arizona Bans Funeral Protests

Lawmakers head off group's plan to protest at Tucson victims' funerals

(Newser) - Arizona lawmakers have moved swiftly to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from carrying out its plan to picket the funerals of Tucson shooting victims . Emergency legislation banning protests at or near funeral sites was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday evening after it was unanimously approved by the... More »

Westboro Funeral Picketers to Be Confronted by 'Angels'

Silent supporters will block mourners with large wings

(Newser) - When Westboro Baptist Church picketers arrive at the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green on Thursday, they’ll be met by a group of angels. Tucson residents are coming together to build 8- by 10-foot angel wings, which participants will wear while surrounding the mourners. "We want to surround... More »

Mom of Slain 9-Year-Old: 'Stop the Hatred'

'I just want her memory to live on,' says Roxana Green

(Newser) - Born on Sept. 11, 2001, Christina-Taylor Green came into the world in the midst of a national tragedy, and she left it yesterday, an innocent bystander in the hail of bullets that cut down Gabrielle Giffords. Mom Roxanna Green gave an emotional interview with MSNBC this morning, reports Politico , noting... More »

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