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Published: 03/11/11

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Recovering by 'Leaps and Bounds,' Doctors Say

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Recovering by 'Leaps and Bounds,' Doctors Say

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continues to make a robust recovery, though she has no memory of being shot, her physicians said Friday. At a news conference at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston, doctors said the Arizona Democrat is speaking in full sentences and her short-term memory is improving, ABC News reported. "She can repeat anything we say to her. Now, that's an important neurological recovery fact because what that means is that her whole primary language areas are intact," said Dr. Dong Kim. Related Stories Jared Lee Loughner Case: Feds Add ...

Published: 03/10/11

Giffords Hopes to Attend Husband's Shuttle Launch

By  not in system - AOL News
Giffords Hopes to Attend Husband's Shuttle Launch

HOUSTON -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has shown so much progress in her recovery from a bullet wound to the head that friends and family are making plans for her to attend the launch of her husband's space shuttle mission next month in Florida, a person close to the family told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the family and doctors have not yet publicized the decision. A news conference was scheduled for Friday morning at the Houston hospital where Giffords is undergoing rehabilitation. Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8 at a political even...

Published: 03/8/11

3 Tucson Victims Died From Gunshots to the Head

By  Lisa Flam - AOL News
3 Tucson Victims Died From Gunshots to the Head

Three of the six people killed in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords died from gunshots to the head, newly released autopsy reports show. Giffords aide Gabriel Zimmerman, 30, and constituents Phyllis Schneck, 79, and Dorwan Stoddard, 76, all died after being shot in the head, The Washington Post reports. Stoddard was shot twice. AP Three victims of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, Phyllis Schneck, Dorwan Stoddard and Gabe Zimmerman, died after being shot in the head, according to autopsy reports. The three other people who perished in the Jan. 8 s...

Published: 03/4/11

Jared Lee Loughner Case: Feds Add Murder Charges, Potential Death Penalty

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Jared Lee Loughner Case: Feds Add Murder Charges, Potential Death Penalty

The federal government's case against Jared Lee Loughner got bigger and more serious Friday after a grand jury returned a new, 49-count indictment charging the Tucson, Ariz., shooting suspect with multiple first-degree murder charges for his alleged role in the deadly Jan. 10 attack. A new arraignment in the case is set for March 9. Six people, including Arizona Chief District Judge John M. Roll, were killed, and 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Gifford (D-Ariz.), were wounded when Loughner, 22, allegedly began shooting a semi-automatic weapon inside a supermarket during one of Rep. Giffor...

Published: 03/4/11

Tucson Shooting Suspect Indicted on New Charges

By  not in system - AOL News
Tucson Shooting Suspect Indicted on New Charges

PHOENIX - The suspect in the Tucson shootings that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was charged on new counts that include the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide, according to an indictment released Friday. US Marshals / AP Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner has been indicted on new federal charges, including two counts of murder. A federal grand jury returned the 49-count indictment Thursday, charging Jared Lee Loughner in the deaths stemming from a Jan. 8 shooting at a political event held by Giffords outside a grocery store. The latest indic...

Published: 02/23/11

More Jared Loughner Arrest Photos Released

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
More Jared Loughner Arrest Photos Released

Two new booking photographs released Tuesday show a smirking Jared Loughner just days after the shooting rampage in Arizona that killed six people and injured 14 others. The photos were taken by the U.S. Marshals Service on Jan. 10, when Loughner appeared before a federal magistrate to be charged in the massacre at a Tucson grocery store that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) with a bullet wound in her head. One photo shows the 22-year-old suspect in profile and the other is head-on. Loughner's lips are upturned in a slight grin similar to the one he had in a mug shot taken by the Pima ...

Published: 02/18/11

Judge Rules Loughner Search Warrant Will Stay Private For Now

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Judge Rules Loughner Search Warrant Will Stay Private For Now

A federal trial judge Friday afternoon refused for now to order the release of search warrant information about Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Jan. 8 Tucson shooting that left six dead, including Arizona Chief U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, and 14 injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). However, U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns refused a defense request to block the public release of Loughner's official mug shots. Instead, Burns ruled that the U.S. Marshal's Service, which took and now holds the photographs, must determine under its own procedures whether they can b...

Published: 02/16/11

Colorado Congressman to Hold Public Meeting for First Time Since Giffords' Shooting

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
Colorado Congressman to Hold Public Meeting for First Time Since Giffords' Shooting

Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter will hold a public meeting at a Safeway store on Saturday for the first time since Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot at a similar event Jan. 8. Perlmutter, a Democrat, started his "Government in the Grocery" event after taking office in 2007, holding more than 70 open meetings at supermarkets. He postponed an event earlier this month because of the Giffords' shooting. A news release by said the congressman and Safeway have consulted with law enforcement to ensure the safety of everyone involved. As Giffords held a similar meeting at a Tucson Safeway, a lone g...

Published: 02/12/11

Legal Battle Over Tucson Defendant Jared Loughner's 'Real' Mug Shot

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Legal Battle Over Tucson Defendant Jared Loughner's 'Real' Mug Shot

We've all seen the photograph by now -- those of us who wanted to, anyway. In it, Jared Lee Loughner, the Tucson shooting suspect, stares directly into the camera, head shaved clean, eyes wide open, with a slight smirk that is, at best, unsettling. If the photo were ever introduced at trial -- which is unlikely-- federal prosecutors might say it shows the ubiquitous "face of terror." Defense attorneys, on the other hand, likely would counter that it's some visible proof of their client's unbalanced mental state in the hours following his alleged crimes. Either way, the picture, released to th...

Published: 02/9/11

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Speaks, Asks for Toast With Breakfast

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Speaks, Asks for Toast With Breakfast

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) reached another breakthrough in her recovery this week when she asked for toast with breakfast. The congresswoman's verbal request a month after being shot in the head during a rampage that killed six and left 13 injured has her medical team in Texas looking ahead to future milestones, Politico reported Wednesday. Depending on how her recovery progresses in the next two months, doctors said they might allow Giffords to travel to Cape Canaveral in Florida to see her husband off when takes command of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for a two-week orbital mission. ...

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