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AZ Democratic Congresswoman Murdered Today


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Breaking News Alert: Reports: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords killed at public event
January 8, 2011 2:25:07 PM
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Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has died after being shot while hosting an event on Saturday morning outside a Tucson grocery store, according to National Public Radio and CNN.

NPR reported that Giffords, who in November narrowly won reelection to a third term, was hosting her first "Congress on Your Corner" event when a gunman ran up and began shooting. Giffords and six others died, the Pima County Sheriff's Office confirmed to NPR.

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newedition
Jan. 8th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
How awful...

I think your LJ heading says it best: We live in interesting times...
liveonearth
Jan. 8th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
WSJ update: she's not dead, rather in intensive care
They're saying now that the surgeon is "optimistic" that she will recover.
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