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Photo: from the White House Blog -- First Lady Michelle Obama sat between President Obama and Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the memorial for the mass shooting victims January 12, 2011

Photo Gallery:The Obamas speak about the Arizona tragedy

 First Lady Michelle Obama advises parents on what to say to their kids about the Tucson mass shooting Today, First Lady Michelle Obama released an open letter to parents on what to say to their kids about that mass shooting in Arizona last Saturday, that killed six, wounded more than a dozen others — including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dear parents, Like so many Americans all across the country, Barack and I were shocked and heartbroken by the horrific act of violence committed in Arizona this past weekend.  Yesterday, we had... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- A moment of silence observed at the White House for Arizona shooting victims January 10, 2011

Photo Gallery: A moment of silence for Arizona shooting victims

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the White House staff stood outside in freezing temperatures at 11 a.m. Eastern Time today — to honor the innocent victims of last Saturday’s shooting rampage in Arizona. They were joined in that moment of silence by Americans across the nation.

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Photo: Jack Kurtz/Arizona Republic -- Nancy Platt adds a bouquet of flowers to a makeshift memorial outside University Medical Center Tucson, Arizona January 9, 2011

Photo Gallery: Deadly shooting in Arizona

In a terrific article by Richard Ruelas of the Arizona Republic, Nancy Platt, an instructor at the community college where the alleged gunman, Jared Loughner, once attended, is quoted as saying: “We always look for the perpetrators outside of us, different nationalities, or different religions,” she said. “Turns out its just one of us.” Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition after brain surgery and the other wounded victims of yesterday’s shooting rampage outside Tucson are being treated at the local University Medical Center. People are coming to the memorial there to... Read More →

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Photo: -- President Obama reacts to the mass shooting in Arizona January 8, 2011

President Obama speaks out about mass shooting in Arizona

Remarks by the President on the Shootings in Tucson, Arizona The White House THE PRESIDENT:  As many of you are aware, earlier today a number of people were shot in Tucson, Arizona, including several who were meeting at a supermarket with their congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.  We are still assembling all the facts, but we know that Representative Giffords was one of the victims.  She is currently at a hospital in the area, and she is battling for her life. We also know that at least five people lost their lives... Read More →

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