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Authorities charge man, 22, with assassination try

Authorities on Sunday charged a 22-year-old man described as a pot-smoking loner with trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing others at a political event, revealing that he had scrawled on an envelope the words "my assassination" and "Giffords."

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Shooting suspect’s nihilism rose with isolation

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?"

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Capitol Quotes: Jan. 7, 2011

“Whether I endorse somebody or not probably doesn’t mean a damn thing anymore.” — Clark Dierks, whose term as Coconino County GOP chairman just ended, commenting on the confusion over which candidate he was endorsing in the state party chairman’s race.

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