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Twelve survivors of the shooting that gravely wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others met Wednesday with Attorney General Eric Holder to seek his support for stricter enforcement of gun sale checks and tighter requirements on gun sales.

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Loughner pleads guilty to 19 counts in Tucson, Arizona, mass shootingupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 21:04:00

Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year's mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 19 charges in exchange for the government not seeking the death penalty.

Loughner's mom cries as charges readupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 21:04:00

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a hearing where Jared Lee Loughner was charged in the Tucson, Arizona shooting.

Reports: Loughner to plead guilty in Arizona shooting rampageupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:09:00

The U.S. Attorney's Office said it is not confirming or denying reports that Jared Loughner will plead guilty in last year's shooting rampage outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket.

Tucson tragedy remembered one year laterupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:09:00

Residents of Tucson remember the victims of a shooting rampage that claimed the lives of six people one year ago.

Why did Colorado shooting suspect avoid social media?updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 14:55:00

It's a truth of the digital age. When a person is plucked from obscurity, for good reasons or bad, the first thing curiosity-seekers do is turn to the Web.

Ron Barber: Honoring Giffords' legacyupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 15:22:00

Gabrielle Giffords' Former. District Director Ron Barber tells Piers Morgan why he is running for Giffords' old seat.

Citing 'progress,' judge extends treatment for Arizona shooting suspectupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 21:27:00

The man accused of killing six people in an Arizona shooting rampage can receive medical treatment for another four months, a federal judge ruled Monday after reviewing a report from a psychologist that found "measurable progress" in the suspect's condition.

Gabrielle Giffords resigns from Congressupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 22:18:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who moved the nation with an improbable comeback after a gunman shot her in the head last year, formally resigned Wednesday in an emotional appearance in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Giffords arrives for Obama addressupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 22:18:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords receives a standing ovation prior to Tuesday's State of the Union Address.

Giffords gets ovation, president's embrace on eve of resignationupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 01:46:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a few steps into the House chamber and absorbed a 90-second standing ovation before the State of the Union address Tuesday night, the eve of her resignation to focus on recovering from her shooting last year.

Standing with Gabby Giffordsupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 01:46:00

Although Rep. Jeff Flake disagrees politically with Gabby Giffords, they stood together during the State of the Union.

Giffords leads crowd in pledge at vigil marking one year since shootingupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 05:24:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined thousands for a vigil Sunday night in Tucson, Arizona, one of several emotional events over the weekend to mark one year since a shooting rampage left her and 12 others wounded and six people dead.

Senate approves replacement for judge slain at Giffords shootingupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:38:00

The Senate has moved quickly, in Washington terms, to confirm a replacement for slain federal Judge John Roll, killed in the mass shooting at a Tucson shopping center in January.

Judge: Arizona shooting suspect improving, should stay on medicationupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 19:28:00

A federal judge determined Monday that the man accused of killing six in an Arizona shooting rampage is "getting better," further ruling that the suspect should continue to take anti-psychotic medications as his appeal works its way through the courts.

Tucson rampage suspect in court for competency hearingupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:11:00

Jared Loughner, charged in the Arizona shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, faced a competency hearing Wednesday.

Government seeks more time to treat Giffords shooting suspectupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 20:29:00

Federal authorities have asked for more time to try to restore accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner's mental competency, saying he is currently unable to stand trial.

Jared Loughner to be forced to take anti-psychotic medicationupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 01:58:00

Bizarre and suicidal actions of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner have pushed a federal appeals panel to reverse an earlier decision and allow authorities to force him to take anti-psychotic medication.

Giffords staffer returns to workupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 21:13:00

Ron Barber, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' district director, returns to work after the Tucson shootings. KGUN reports.

Prosecutors argue for forced medication of Loughnerupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 21:13:00

Federal prosecutors say that Tucson shooting defendant Jared Lee Loughner should be involuntarily medicated because he poses a danger, according to court records filed with a federal appeals court.

What does 'mentally incompetent' mean?updated: Mon Jul 04 2011 06:09:00

CNN's Jim Acosta looks at the insanity defense for those accused of committing violent crimes.

Documentary portrays criminally insane -- through their own eyesupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 06:09:00

To many Americans, putting Jared Lee Loughner in a mental hospital instead of a prison hardly sounds like justice.

Arizona shooting suspect appeals ruling on forced medicationupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 08:04:00

Attorneys for Jared Lee Loughner, who is charged in January's deadly Arizona mass shooting, is appealing a federal judge's decision that allows prison doctors to forcibly medicate him.

Should Loughner be medicated?updated: Wed Jun 29 2011 19:07:00

Anderson Cooper speaks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and TruTV's Sunny Hostin about Jared Lee Loughner's mental status.

Judge refuses to halt forced medication of Arizona shooting suspectupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 19:07:00

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a motion by lawyers for Jared Lee Loughner to prevent prison doctors from forcibly medicating the Arizona shooting suspect.

Judge orders hearing on forcibly medicating Loughnerupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 21:55:00

A federal judge set a hearing for Wednesday on a legal challenge to a decision to forcibly medicate Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner in a federal prison hospital.

Lawyers oppose order to forcibly medicate Loughnerupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 06:06:00

A federal judge ordered the government to respond by Tuesday to a legal challenge against a decision to forcibly medicate Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner in a federal prison.

Gabrielle Giffords arrives in Tucson for weekend visit to hometownupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 22:23:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords touched down in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona, on Friday to see her family for the weekend, according to her congressional office.

Rep. Giffords released from hospitalupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 22:23:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is out of the hospital and back with her husband as she continues therapy. KHOU reports.

Giffords released from hospital; will continue outpatient therapyupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 07:56:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been released from the hospital in Houston, Texas, and expects to begin outpatient treatment soon, according to a statement released Wednesday by TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Gabrielle Giffords continues to improveupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 05:43:00

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on the new photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the progress she has made.

New photos show a relaxed, smiling Giffordsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 05:43:00

The smiling photos of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released Sunday, the first of her face since she was shot, capture the congresswoman's resilience, her spokesman said.

Marshal: Arizona mass shooting suspect arrives at Missouri hospitalupdated: Fri May 27 2011 19:00:00

Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona man accused of killing six people and wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a mass shooting earlier this year, arrived Friday at a federal hospital in Springfield, Missouri, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona said.

Loughner found incompetent for trialupdated: Thu May 26 2011 11:57:00

Jared Lee Loughner is found incompetent to stand trial for the Tucson shooting and attempt to kill a congresswoman.

Judge rules Loughner not competent to stand trialupdated: Thu May 26 2011 11:57:00

Jared Lee Loughner, accused of a mass shooting in which he allegedly tried to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, isn't competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Alleged Tucson Shooter Too 'Mentally Ill' for Trial, Judge Rulesupdated: Thu May 26 2011 08:11:00

Jared Lee Loughner declared incompetent to be tried on charges he killed six people and wounded Gabrielle Giffords

Giffords recovering from skull surgeryupdated: Wed May 18 2011 20:50:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "recovering well" after skull surgery Wednesday, officials at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston said.

Family from Giffords shooting wants ammo limitupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 21:09:00

Congressional legislation that would ban high-capacity ammunition clips got some high-powered support Tuesday as loved ones of a slain congressional staffer came forward to help push the effort.

Endeavour launch delayed until April 29updated: Tue Apr 05 2011 10:25:00

The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, originally scheduled for April 19, has been delayed until April 29, NASA said Monday.

Connecticut man allegedly threatens legislator over ammo billupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 09:40:00

A Connecticut man arrested and charged with harassment after allegedly making threatening phone calls to a state representative is free on $1,000 bond, according to a press release from the State Capitol Police Department.

Holder announces safety initiative after rise in officer deathsupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 19:15:00

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a Law Enforcement Safety Initiative Tuesday, calling the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States so far this year "simply unacceptable."

Jared Lee Loughner indicted on 49 countsupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 05:35:00

Jared Lee Loughner is indicted for the Arizona shooting that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Mental tests ordered for Arizona shooting suspectupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 05:35:00

A judge has ordered Jared Lee Loughner to undergo a mental evaluation at a specialized facility in Springfield, Missouri, as soon as possible to help determine if he is competent to stand trial, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tucson, Arizona.

Justice Department looking at tighter gun access for criminals, othersupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 16:40:00

Talks are starting this week on possible steps to tighten access to guns for people with criminal records or mental health issues, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.

Doctors describe Giffords' recovery as 'remarkable'updated: Sat Mar 12 2011 10:33:00

A doctor treating Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords described her condition as "quite remarkable and better than we expected" during a news conference Friday in Houston, Texas.

Spokesman: Giffords plans to attend husband's shuttle launch in Aprilupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 23:00:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour next month -- a little more than three months after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket -- her spokesman said. Suspect in Tucson Shooting Spree Pleads Not Guiltyupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 09:08:00

Jared Lee Loughner faces dozens of new federal charges in the spree that killed 6, wounded 13

Doctors to provide update on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' conditionupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 09:03:00

Doctors treating Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have scheduled a Friday morning news conference to provide an update on her progress.

Doctors to provide update on Giffords' conditionupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 07:27:00

Doctors treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, have scheduled a Friday morning news conference to provide an update on her progress.

Arizona shooting suspect arraigned on additional chargesupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 19:46:00

A federal judge Wednesday entered "not guilty" pleas on behalf of Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona man accused of fatally shooting six people and wounding 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Tucson shooting suspect in courtupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 19:46:00

Jared Lee Loughner is arraigned on new charges and stands accused of fatally shooting six people and wounding 13 others.

Feds try to force Arizona shooting suspect to give writing sampleupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 06:04:00

Federal prosecutors are pushing to force the Arizona man accused of fatally gunning down six people and wounding 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to submit a handwriting sample -- a request that he, thus far, has refused.

Alleged Tucson gunman indicted on 49 charges in shootingupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 21:07:00

Accused Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner has been indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder that stem from a shooting that left six people dead and critically wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

E-mails show Arizona campus worried about Loughner before shootingsupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 10:32:00

Before Jared Lee Loughner allegedly opened fire on an Arizona congresswoman, police at an area college he had previously attended were put on alert to keep him off campus, according to e-mails obtained Monday by CNN.

Loughner's college defends policiesupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 10:32:00

Pima Community College says Jared Loughner made "no specific threats" and was dealt with properly. KVOA reports.

Lawyers try to block release of autopsies in Arizona shooting spreeupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 06:10:00

Federal prosecutors are trying to bar a medical examiner in Arizona from releasing autopsy results for the six people killed during the Tucson shooting rampage that targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to court documents.

Feds release new Loughner mug shotsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 06:10:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti is the first reporter to obtain new mug shots of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner.

Arrest photos of Giffords shooting suspect releasedupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 20:32:00

Two new booking photographs of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner were released Tuesday.

Loughner judge won't release records, delays mug shot rulingupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 11:14:00

A U.S. District Court judge declined Friday to release the findings from authorities' search of accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner's family home because a federal investigation is still ongoing and a grand jury is preparing an indictment.

Feds: 2 murder charges temporarily dropped in Ariz. shootingupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 12:17:00

In what prosecutors are calling a "procedural motion," two murder charges were dropped against Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, although authorities intend to refile them in a superseding indictment.

Spokesman: Giffords recovering part of her ability to speakupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 05:58:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from a gunshot wound to the head suffered January 8, is regaining part of her ability to speak and recently asked for toast while having breakfast, staffers said Wednesday.

Giffords 'asked for toast for breakfast'updated: Thu Feb 10 2011 05:58:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' chief of staff says she asked for toast for breakfast a month after being shot in the head.

Feds get first crack at Arizona shooting suspectupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 13:04:00

The federal government will prosecute Jared Lee Loughner on charges related to the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, before state prosecutors pursue a criminal case against him, federal and state prosecutors said Friday.

Fluid in Giffords' brain being drainedupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:11:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is getting fluid drained from her brain to reduce swelling, as CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Giffords making 'lightning' fast progress, doctors sayupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 18:08:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was making "lightning speed" progress for a brain injury and had the drain for brain fluid removed from her head, her doctors said Wednesday.

NY mayor calls on Obama to discuss gun control in State of the Unionupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:37:00

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday joined the eldest son of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to call for stricter gun legislation in the wake of the Arizona shootings that left six people dead and 13 wounded.

Judge enters not guilty pleas for Arizona shooting suspectupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:11:00

A federal judge entered a plea of not guilty Monday on behalf of Jared Lee Loughner to three counts of attempted murder in the mass shooting that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month.

Jared Loughner makes court appearanceupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:11:00

The accused gunman in the Tucson mass shooting smiled in court Monday as he entered a not guilty plea.

Giffords still in ICU, but surprising doctors at new hospitalupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 15:14:00

Doctors at the Houston hospital where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transferred said that while she remains in intensive care, she has surprised them with the progress she has already made.

Giffords arrives in Houstonupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 22:00:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was successfully transferred Friday to a Houston hospital from Tucson, Arizona, and physicians described the brain-injured congresswoman as "doing great."

Doctors amazed by Giffords recoveryupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 22:00:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports doctors hope to move Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of intensive care early next week.

Arizona shooting victim recounts chaosupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 13:23:00

Ron Barber talks about his ordeal being wounded during the Tucson mass shooting.

Giffords goes outside for physical therapyupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 21:22:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Thursday continued her dramatic recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain by going outside for physical therapy, one of her principal doctors in Tucson, Arizona, told CNN.

Giffords' husband talks about wife's recoveryupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 03:27:00

Mark Kelly speaks with affiliate KVOA about his wife's attack, her road to recovery and the support she has received.

Giffords stands with assistance, may move to rehab center Fridayupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 03:27:00

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to stand with assistance on Wednesday, an aide said, with her doctor adding that the congresswoman has the strength to stand on her own.

New details surface in Tucson shootingupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:56:00

Reports have surfaced that authorities have video revealing new details in the Tucson shooting. Tom Foreman reports.

Paper: Surveillance video shows Tucson attackupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:56:00

Surveillance video shows Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner walking up to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a constituent event and firing point blank at her face, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing two sources who have seen the videos.

Behar talks 'blood libel' controversyupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:41:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Roy Sekoff about Sarah Palin's use of the expression "blood libel."

CNN Poll: Palin unfavorable rating at all-time highupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:41:00

A new national poll indicates that 56% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor.

Arizona media aftermathupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 14:09:00

Howard Kurtz talks with Dana Milbank, David Frum, and Lauren Ashburn about the media tone since the Tucson shooting.

Giffords undergoes successful operation to repair eye socketupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 14:09:00

The congresswoman wounded in the January 8 mass shooting in Arizona underwent a successful procedure Saturday to repair a fracture in the roof of her right eye socket, doctors said Monday.

Last steps before the shootingupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 13:58:00

CNN's Randi Kaye retraces the footsteps of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner, on the day of the tragedy.

Hospital: Giffords upgraded from critical to serious conditionupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 00:13:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, eight days after being shot through the brain at a public event.

Shooting victim saw Giffords 'go down'updated: Sun Jan 16 2011 09:26:00

CNN's Randi Kaye talks to Pam Simon, an aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and shot twice herself in the Tucson massacre.

Arizona first responders describe surreal, gory scene as a 'blur'updated: Sun Jan 16 2011 09:26:00

They arrived in the southern Arizona supermarket parking lot to find 19 people shot -- among them a 9-year-old girl, a federal judge and a congresswoman who'd been shot through the head -- and the alleged gunman pinned on the ground.

A week after being shot in head, Giffords breathing on her ownupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 19:41:00

One week after being shot through the head, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is off the ventilator and breathing on her own through a tracheotomy tube, the University Medical Center of Tucson, Arizona, said Saturday.

Tucson Safeway reopens after shootingupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 19:41:00

The Tucson, Arizona supermarket that was the site of last week's shooting reopens. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports.

Police: Loughner up all night at Walmarts, Circle Ks before shootingupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 22:39:00

Jared Lee Loughner was up all night before gunning down 19 people -- six fatally -- outside an Arizona supermarket, taking several trips to the supermarket's shopping plaza in between checking in at an area hotel and visiting two Walmarts to buy ammunition, according to a timeline released Friday by the Pima County Sheriff's Office.

In memorium: Christina Greenupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 18:36:00

CNN's "John King USA" pays tribute to 9 year-old Christina Green, the youngest of 6 fatalities in the Arizona shooting.

Arizona mourns judge killed in mass shootingupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 18:36:00

Arizonans paid tribute Friday morning to the federal judge killed in the deadly shooting rampage last weekend in Tucson.

Analyzing Pres. Obama's Tucson speechupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 07:17:00

Doug Brinkley, David Gergen, and Michael Gerson join Anderson to break down the President's performance in Tucson.

Obama's Tucson speech: Inspirational, but tone surprised someupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 07:17:00

President Obama's speech at the memorial service for the victims of the weekend shooting in Arizona was positively received by many CNN commenters, although there was a strong debate over whether the atmosphere was appropriate.

Bag thought to be Loughner's contains type of ammo used Saturdayupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 05:46:00

A bag that is believed to belong to Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner contains the same kind of ammunition as was used in Saturday's massacre, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

New lead on mysterious black bagupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 05:46:00

CNN's John King talks to the Pima Co. Sherrif's office about a black bag found that could be linked to the AZ shootings.

Was Tucson gunman mentally ill?updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 16:06:00

Psychiatrist Dr. E Fuller Torrey says the man suspected in the Tucson shooting displays symptoms of Schizophrenia.

College officials reported Loughner's 'creepy,' 'hostile' behaviorupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 16:06:00

Jared Lee Loughner was frightening fellow students and acting "creepy" and "very hostile" in incidents throughout 2010, according to newly released records from the community college that ultimately suspended him.

Lawyer keeps even the most loathed criminals off death rowupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 14:44:00

There was nothing flashy about Judy Clarke, nothing to announce, "Here's the high-profile criminal attorney," as she stood in court Monday beside the man accused in the Arizona rampage killings.

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