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September 22, 2011 | By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
PHOENIX - The suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage wants to appear at a court hearing next week in Arizona despite objections from his lawyers that traveling from a Missouri prison to their mentally ill client's hometown would be disruptive. Jared Lee Loughner has been at a prison facility in Springfield, Mo., since May 27 after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial. Experts concluded Loughner suffers from schizophrenia and are trying to make him psychologically fit for trial.
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April 23, 2011 | Associated Press
PHOENIX - The community college attended by Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the mass shooting Jan. 8, released hundreds of emails yesterday but withheld dozens of others, leaving gaps about what was going on inside the school's administration during the hours and days after the shooting. Pima Community College released a 900-page document that included completely or heavily redacted emails among school administrators, links to news stories about the shooting and previously released Internet postings from Loughner.
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July 24, 2011 | By Walter Berry, Associated Press
PHOENIX - Jared Lee Loughner, arrested in the Tucson shooting rampage, was put on a 24-hour suicide watch this month at a federal prison in Missouri after he asked a staff psychologist to kill him, federal prosecutors said in newly released court documents. A 24-page filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tucson also said prison employees reported that Loughner has been pacing in circles near his cell door, screaming loudly, crying for hours at a time, and claiming to hear messages from a radio.
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July 6, 2013
Interceptor fails U.S. missile test VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A weapon designed to blast nuclear missiles out of the sky has been tested at a Southern California coastal base, but failed to hit its target. The Missile Defense Agency says a ground-based interceptor missile was launched Friday. Its target: a missile launched 4,000 miles away from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The interceptor did not hit its target. Officials will try to determine the cause of the unsuccessful intercept.
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March 28, 2013 | By Brian Skoloff and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
PHOENIX - Documents released Wednesday detailing the shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords show how the gunman had grown increasingly erratic and delusional in the months leading up to the rampage as he alienated friends and family and became paranoid that police were out to get him. The roughly 2,700 pages included witness and survivor accounts from people who helped save Giffords' life after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson supermarket...
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April 19, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
LATELY, Mark Kelly has been looking into politicians' eyes, into their souls, and he's seen only one thing - fear. The lawmakers, whom Kelly didn't identify, were afraid of how gun lobbyists would have reacted if the pols had backed a bill from Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to expand background checks on gun buyers. The bill was rejected Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. "I hope average people will remember how the vote went down today," Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, told an audience at "Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward," a gun-violence forum hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice.
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September 29, 2011 | By Jacques Billeaud and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. - The man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting rampage understands that he has killed people, feels remorse about it, and can be restored to mental competency within eight months, a psychologist testified in federal court Wednesday. Christina Pietz has been treating Jared Lee Loughner, 23, at the Missouri prison facility where a judge sent him four months ago after finding him mentally unfit to stand trial. She told U.S. District Judge Larry Burns that Loughner likely has suffered from schizophrenia for several years but has improved under her treatment.
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July 6, 2013
Interceptor fails U.S. missile test VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A weapon designed to blast nuclear missiles out of the sky has been tested at a Southern California coastal base, but failed to hit its target. The Missile Defense Agency says a ground-based interceptor missile was launched Friday. Its target: a missile launched 4,000 miles away from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The interceptor did not hit its target. Officials will try to determine the cause of the unsuccessful intercept.
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April 19, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
LATELY, Mark Kelly has been looking into politicians' eyes, into their souls, and he's seen only one thing - fear. The lawmakers, whom Kelly didn't identify, were afraid of how gun lobbyists would have reacted if the pols had backed a bill from Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to expand background checks on gun buyers. The bill was rejected Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. "I hope average people will remember how the vote went down today," Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, told an audience at "Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward," a gun-violence forum hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice.
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March 29, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHOENIX - Key information about Jared Lee Loughner's mental state - and the fact that no one did much to get him help - emerged as a key theme in roughly 2,700 pages of investigative papers released Wednesday. Still, there was nothing to indicate exactly why he targeted former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly attack in 2011. Almost everyone who crossed paths with Loughner in the year before he shot Giffords described a man who was becoming more unhinged and delusional by the day. He got fired from a clothing store and thrown out of college, shaved his head and got tattoos of bullets on his shoulder.
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March 28, 2013 | By Brian Skoloff and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
PHOENIX - Documents released Wednesday detailing the shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords show how the gunman had grown increasingly erratic and delusional in the months leading up to the rampage as he alienated friends and family and became paranoid that police were out to get him. The roughly 2,700 pages included witness and survivor accounts from people who helped save Giffords' life after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson supermarket...
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March 20, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
One thing highlighted by the reams of documents recently released in the Howard Unruh case is how he disappeared into a legal wormhole for more than two decades after he killed 13 people in East Camden in 1949. How such a high-profile case could get lost for so long is a reflection of its time in history and how the law has been slow to evolve in dealing with the criminally insane. After the Sept. 6, 1949, massacre, Unruh essentially was locked away in Trenton State Hospital under the signatures of four psychiatrists on a one-page, four-paragraph letter to then-Camden County Prosecutor Mitchell H. Cohen.
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January 23, 2012 | By David Espo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday that she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country. "I don't remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice," the Democratic lawmaker said on a video posted without notice on her Facebook page. "I'm getting better. Every day my spirit is high," she said.
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January 8, 2012 | By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The signals are strong. One year after being shot in the head, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is on a mission to return to the job she so clearly loved. Her husband and people close to the three-term Democratic representative say she is highly motivated to recover from her injuries and get back to work in Washington, potentially using her inspirational story to mend political differences in the capital. She faces a May deadline to get on the November ballot, meaning she has a few months to decide her next step.
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January 7, 2012 | By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
PHOENIX - The mentally ill man charged in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others isn't expected to go to trial in 2012 as he continues to be forcibly medicated to make him psychologically fit to stand trial. The case was put on hold indefinitely when psychologists diagnosed suspect Jared Lee Loughner with schizophrenia and a federal judge ruled that he wasn't fit to stand trial in the shooting that occurred a year ago Sunday.
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