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  • Loughner’s parents acted on signs of danger before Giffords attack

    March 28, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    The parents of Jared Loughner, concerned by his erratic behavior, confiscated a gun and disabled his car in the months before the killing spree that critically wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

    Documents released Wednesday by the Pima County Sheriff's office in Arizona...

  • Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords launches gun-control initiative

    January 8, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.

    Giffords, starting the effort called Americans for...

  • Giffords meets with Newtown officials to talk gun control

    January 7, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords traveled to Newtown, Conn., to discuss gun control with local and state officials.

    Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke with the officials last Friday about such issues as gun control legislation and identifying and treating...

  • Gabby Giffords faces Tucson assailant as he is sentenced to life

    November 8, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood in federal court to face her would-be assassin on Thursday moments before he was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including Giffords, last year.

    Jared Loughner, 24, a college dropout...

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  • Gabby Giffords returns home to Tucson

    August 13, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has moved home to Tucson.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, reportedly bought a home recently in Tucson and moved in on Sunday. She had spent the last year-and-a-half in Houston undergoing rehabilitation after being shot...

  • Tucson gunman Loughner pleads guilty to murder, attempted murder

    August 7, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    A 23-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty on Tuesday to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in an Arizona shooting rampage last year, and will be spared the death penalty in exchange.

    Jared Loughner entered his guilty...

  • Jared Loughner to plead guilty in Arizona shooting spree

    August 6, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, is set to plead guilty in a Tucson court on Tuesday, a person familiar with the case said.

    The source confirmed that the federal government believed Loughner was...

  • Case of murder-suicide of Jewish Phoenix family develops

    June 8, 2012 | 10:56 am

    While it has not been officially determined as such, police are convinced the case of James Butwin and his family was a carefully planned murder-suicide, the Tucson Citizen reported.

    A charred SUV was discovered 35 miles in the desert outside of Phoenix, said to contain the bodies...

  • UPDATE: Gabrielle Giffords continues her recovery in Houston

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 4, 2011 | 9:30 am

    March 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m.: Eight weeks after the tragedy that struck Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords continues to recover in Houston KHOU.com reports.

    [Rabbi David Lyon of Congregation Beth Israel in southwest Houston] Lyon said Giffords has an appetite.

    “Well, she had a little...

  • Loughner pleads not guilty in Tucson shooting

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 24, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    A smiling Jared Loughner pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges related to the Jan. 8 shooting in Arizona, the New York Times reports.

    Jared L. Loughner, who the police said was responsible for the shooting rampage outside a Tucson supermarket on Jan. 8, pleaded not guilty on...

  • A Prayer for Tucson

    January 14, 2011 | 10:12 am

    On this Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song,

    We sing to God a song of grief

    For innocent victims

    Cut down too soon.

    May their memories be a blessing,

    May their lights shine brightly upon us.

    Gather them into Your eternal shelter, God,

    Your shelter of peace.

    We sing to God a...

  • Jewish groups join faith call for civility

    January 13, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

    “This tragedy has spurred a sorely needed time of soul searching and national public dialogue about violent and vitriolic political rhetoric,” said the open letter to...

  • It’s time to reject rhetorical violence

    January 12, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabriella Giffords. Neither did Glenn Beck. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or even Giffords’ opponent in the 2010 campaign, Jesse Kelly.

    Giffords was shot by a mentally unstable terrorist, who after attempting to assassinate Giffords, kept shooting into the crowd...

  • Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term [VIDEO]

    January 12, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Rabbi Marvin Hier calls Palin “Over the top.” Read why here.

    Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to decry blaming conservatives for the Arizona shooting has raised the ire of the Jewish community.

    In a video statement released Wednesday, Palin said that “Acts of monstrous...

  • Tucson Jewish community anguished over Giffords shooting

    January 11, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    Following the shooting Saturday that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and left six dead, the Tucson Jewish community has come together to pray for Giffords and the other victims and offer their support.

    Giffords, who is Jewish, was among 14 wounded in the shooting rampage...

  • Obama calls Giffords’ rabbi

    January 11, 2011 | 10:38 am

    President Obama spoke with the rabbi of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during a series of calls to friends and families of victims of the weekend shooting in Tucson.

    A White House official said Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Tucson’s Congregation Chaverim was among the Tucson-area...

  • Giffords’ husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly releases statement about the tragedy in Arizona

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 10, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    The following is a statement by Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly, taken from the congresswoman’s website. For more information on the Arizona shooting, click here.

    “On behalf of Gabby and our entire family, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the...