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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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Giffords expected to survive, State of the State security to be re-examined

Calling a southern Arizona shooting that left six people dead and District 8 U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition "senseless and cruel violence," Gov. Jan Brewer on Saturday asked the state and nation to pray for victims of the deadly shooting.

There are three vigils planned this evening for
Giffords and the other shooting victims:

6 p.m., State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix
6 p.m., Giffords' District Office, 1661 N. Swan Road, Ste. 112, Tucson
7 p.m., St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road, Tucson

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