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Univ. of Ariz. starts national civility institute

Two former presidents — one Republican, the other a Democrat — will chair a new national institute to promote civility in political discourse in the city where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in a shooting rampage that left six dead, officials announced Monday.

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Some question pep rally atmosphere at Obama speech

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday he and other aides didn't expect the president's remarks at the school's basketball arena to receive as much rousing applause as it did. Gibbs said the crowd's response, at times cheering and shouting, was understandable.

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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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