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Patterson lashes out against fellow Dems (access required)

Rep. Daniel Patterson lashed out against his colleagues today, saying that he was the victim of a “lynch mob mentality” and that some members were going to “look very foolish” when the truth came out.

The Tucson Democrat said that he would not be “bullied” into stepping down or reconsidering his bid for re-election this fall, despite being dogged by accusations of domestic violence.

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Healing, hope at Tucson memorial

Reflection and remembrance capped with a message of hope marked Wednesday’s memorial at the University of Arizona to pay homage to the six people killed and 13 wounded in the Jan. 8 attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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Insanity defense difficult for shooting suspect

In an earlier time, the emerging portrait of a deeply troubled young man might have given Jared Loughner's lawyers the basis of an insanity defense. But John Hinckley's successful insanity claim after shooting President Ronald Reagan led Congress to raise the bar, making the task harder.

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