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January 10th, 2011
09:37 AM ET

Judge John Roll 'was greatly dedicated to his family and the family of his staff '

Judge John Roll was one of the victims in the Arizona shooting but his former clerk spoke to CNN's T.J. Holmes and says, his legacy will be that of a man who put excellent attention into every component of his life.

Filed under: Crime • Politics
January 10th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

Rep. Giffords often advocated for "mindful" political rhetoric

Communications director for Representative Gabrielle Giffords, CJ Karamargin, was in the hospital room when the congresswomen made her first movements to show that she was alright.

Karamargin sits down with Kiran Chetry in Tucson explaining that Giffords held up two fingers in her first movements leading to some debate amongst her staff on whether it was a "V for victory or a peace sign." They settled on it meant both.

Filed under: Politics
January 10th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Maisch on apprehending gunman: 'You just react. You just do it.'

Dr. Steven Rayle, helped hold the Arizona gunman down and Patricia Maisch, grabbed the magazine cartridge. The two were among others who risked their lives in the face of danger. They spoke to CNN's Kiran Chetry on their harrowing experience.

Filed under: Crime • Politics
January 10th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Chief of neurosurgery: Rep. Giffords is "holding her own"

Editor's Note: Dr. Sanjay Gupta is blogging at on what helped Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords survive the shot to the head

The University Medical Center in Tucson is expected to give an updated diagnosis on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head after an attack on Saturday, later this morning.

But on American Morning Kiran Chetry speaks to the chief of neurosurgery at the hospital, Dr. Michael Lemole, for a quick update. Dr. Lemole remains optimistic saying that "no change is good" when it comes to Giffords current state.

Filed under: Crime • Health • Politics
January 10th, 2011
08:17 AM ET

Loughner's former teacher: 'I was scared of what he could do'

Ben McGahee, Loughner's former teacher speaks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about him as a troubled man and how his classmates describe strange behavior that made them uncomfortable. McGahee notified campus administration and the dean about his concerns and ultimately removed Loughner from his class permanently.

Filed under: Crime
January 10th, 2011
08:11 AM ET

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: We have to remember 'words matter'

While the motivation for Saturday's attack in Tucson, Arizona is still unclear, a concern in Washington and in the nation at large is whether or not the current political rhetoric has gotten out of control.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D) Florida, and Representative Ted Poe, (R) Texas, are colleagues and friends of Gabrielle Giffords in Congress and join the program this morning. Representative Wasserman Schultz warns that while "we cannot allow incidences like this intimidate"..."words matter."

Filed under: Crime • Politics
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