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Spartacus Star Whitfield Dies of Lymphoma at 39

September 12, 2011

SpartacusAndy Whitfield, who played the title role in the hit cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has died at age 39, according to representatives and family.

Whitfield died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Pr…

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Arizona Shooting Suspect Developed Pictures at Wal-Mart Before Rampage

January 14, 2011

A hears arrives at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for the funeral of U.S. District Judge John Roll … The suspected gunman in the Arizona mass shooting had photos developed, bought bullets at a Wal-Mart and posted "Goodbye friends" on the Internet before he went on his rampage, authorities said Friday.

Jared Loughner, 22, dropped the film off to be developed on the eve of the shooting, checked into a…

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Arizona Handgun Sales Skyrocket Following Giffords Shooting

January 11, 2011

The FBI says background checks for handgun sales jumped in Arizona following the shootings in Tucson.

There were 263 background checks in Arizona on Monday, up from 164 for the same day a year ago.

The bureau’s figures show big increases in some other states as well. For example, in Ohio handgun b…

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Glenn Becks’s Letter to the American People, Politicians, and Media

January 10, 2011

This is a REPOST the Original Post Can be Found HERE.

Glenn Becks’s Letter to the American People, Politicians, and Media

While Americans are grappling to understand the Arizona tragedy, the absolute vacuum of leadership on both sides is staggering.

We live in a country that has been struck by Jo…

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Arizona Shooting Suspect a Nihilistic Paranoid Outcast

January 10, 2011

At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people. According to two of his high school friends, the question was essentially this: "What is government if words have no meaning?"

L…

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Second Person of Interest Sought in AZ Shootings - UPDATED

January 9, 2011

Second Person of Interest Sought in AZ Shootings

KOLD-TV:

The Pima County Sheriff‘s Department has just released a photo of man possibly associated with the accused gunman in Saturday morning’s shooting at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords town hall meeting.

Authorities are looking for a Caucasian male, approximately 40-50 years old, dark…

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Intern Likely Saved Congressperson's Life

January 9, 2011

Meet Daniel Hernandez, the intern who likely saved Gabrielle Giffords’ lifeDaniel Hernandez had only been Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' intern for five days, and on Saturday, he may have saved her life.

The University of Arizona junior was standing 30 feet away from the Democratic congresswoman when she was shot in the head at a meet-and-greet event in her district, and he immed…

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Westboro Baptists Vow to Picket Funerals of AZ Shooting Victims

January 9, 2011

“God sent the shooter,” Westboro Baptist Church‘s Fred Phelps remarked in a new video posted online after Saturday’s tragic shooting played out in Tucscon, Ariz.

(Note: Phelps incorrectly identifies the alleged shooter, Jared Loughner, as an Afghanistan veteran.)

Through his own tw…

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Arizona Is a Mecca for Prejudice and Bigotry: Sheriff Blames Shootings on TV and Radio Vitriolic Rhetoric

January 9, 2011

Arizona Is a Mecca for Prejudice and Bigotry: Sheriff Blames Shootings on TV and Radio Vitriolic Rhetoric


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On Palin, Violence and Vandalism: MSNBC Interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

January 9, 2011

On Palin, Violence and Vandalism: MSNBC Interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Palin, McCain, Boehner and Others Respond to Deadly Arizona Shooting

January 9, 2011

Numerous politicians and government officials have responded to the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, which left 18 injured and five others dead including federal judge John Roll and a 9-year-old girl. Below is a compilation of responses from politicians, government officials, and even…

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Washington Post Eugene Robinson: Violent Rhetoric Comes Exclusively From The Right

January 9, 2011

Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson: Violent Rhetoric Comes Exclusively From The Right

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Geraldo Rivera Freaks Out on Suggestion Fox News is Responsible for Arizona Shooting Rampage

January 9, 2011

Geraldo Rivera Freaks Out on Suggestion Fox News is in Any Way Responsible for Shooting

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Keith Olbermann Compares Glenn Beck To Arizona Shooter

January 9, 2011

Keith Olbermann Compares Glenn Beck To Arizona Shooter

Appeals to Cool the Political Tone After Arizona Shooting Rampage Come from Both Sides

January 9, 2011

The nation's caustic political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left six dead and a lawmaker critically injured in Arizona. Already, appeals are being heard to tone down the rhetoric.

The captured suspect's motives remain unknown despite his online diatribes betraying resentm…

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Arizona's Chief Federal Judge Among Shooting Victims

January 9, 2011

This undated photo provided by the Federal 9th Circuit Court shows Judge John Roll. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords … Named Arizona's chief federal judge in 2006, U.S. District Judge John M. Roll won wide acclaim for a career as a respected jurist and leader who had pushed to beef up the court's strained bench to handle a growing number of border crime-related cases.

His death Saturday, at the hands of gunman appare…

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AZ Shooting Targets US Congresswoman, Kills 6

January 9, 2011

AZ shooting targets US congresswoman, kills 6
The "shady individual" showed up at a public gathering for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords asking to see the lawmaker, according to event volunteer Alex Villec. Told he would have to wait his turn, the man left but returned minutes later and gunfire erupted.


The man, wearing a black cap and baggy pants and s…

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Details of Suspect in Arizona Rampage Slowly Emerge

January 9, 2011

This March 2010 photo shows a man identified as Jared L. Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books … An initial portrait of the man accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head in an attack that also killed six people outside a Tucson grocery store slowly began to emerge, as authorities described a young man with a troubled past and neighbors recalled a 22-year-old who often kept…

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Dallas Green's Granddaughter Dies in Arizona Shooting

January 9, 2011

Dallas Greens granddaughter dies in Arizona shootingThe horrific shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others Saturday is hard enough to comprehend, even without knowing that one of the victims was a little girl.

Among the six killed and 13 injured reportedly in Tucson, Ariz. was 9-year-old third-grader Christina-Taylor Green. Green had two per…

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Tim Hart of Steeleye Span dies in Spain at 61

December 30, 2009

Tim Hart, a founding member of the British folk-rock group Steeleye Span, has died of lung cancer, his daughter said Wednesday.

Hart, 61, died Dec. 24 in La Gomera in Spain's Canary Islands, where the Briton had lived since retiring from the music scene, Sally Hart told The Associated Press.

He had…

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