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California judge to hear case against Loughner

Judge Larry A. Burns of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California has been designated to oversee United States v. Jared Lee Loughner, in Arizona's U.S. District Court, said David Madden, a spokesman for the Ninth Circuit Office of the Circuit.

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Obama to be nation’s consoler at memorial service

Searching for unity out of tragedy, President Barack Obama will honor the victims of the Arizona mass shooting in personal terms and remind those in grief that an entire nation is with them. The president is again stepping into his role as national consoler, a test of leadership that comes with the job.

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Giffords called real, hardworking, a fighter

She loves motorcycles and yoga, and is as comfortable in a business suit walking the halls of Congress as she is in leather riding gear at the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. She holds a master's degree from an Ivy League university, yet can mount a tire in a flash.

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FDA helps states get execution drug

The Food and Drug Administration, which has long maintained that it has nothing to do with drugs used in executions, has quietly helped Arizona and California obtain a scarce type of anesthetic so the states could continue putting inmates to death.

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