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1||The site of the January 8, 2011 mass shootings in Arizona. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was holding an event at a local Safeway when Jared Lee Loughner allegedly opened fire, killing six and wounding 14 others, including Giffords.

Here are some more pictures from on the ground in Tucson...||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

2||A cordoned-off entrance to the shopping center where the shooting took place. ||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

3||Several people snap photos of the crime scene from a rocky outcropping across the road from the entrance to the shopping center where the shooting occurred.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

4||Pima Community College, where Loughner attended.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

5||The reported home of Loughner. ||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

6||The reported home of Loughner. ||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

7||The reported home of Loughner. ||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

8||The gun shop where Loughner reportedly bought his weapon.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

9||Pima Community College, where Loughner attended school. ||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

10||A vigil set up outside Rep. Giffords' Tucson office.



See pictures of Giffords, and pictures from vigils held for Giffords over the weekend. ||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

Patricia Maisch, the 61-year-old woman who grabbed a magazine away from the alleged shooter on Saturday, suggested in an interview with Fox News on Sunday night that hateful rhetoric was in part to blame for the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and the mass shooting which killed six others and left more than a dozen injured.

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At former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's sentencing hearing today, two of DeLay's former aides and associates of Jack Abramoff -- who pleaded guilty to corruption charges years ago -- may testify against their old boss.

The two ex-aides, Mike Scanlon and Tony Rudy, were offered immunity in Texas in exchange for their testimony, the Austin-American Statesman reports. The two have been convicted on federal corruption charges, and their testimony won't get them off the hook there -- but they could get a state prosecutor to testify on their behalf at their own sentencings.

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Conservatives are circling their wagons around Sarah Palin and other incendiary figures on the right in the wake of Saturday's shooting spree in Arizona. The latest is Weekly Standard editor, and Palinisto Bill Kristol, who said that Palin's critics are practicing "McCarthyism."

On C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Monday morning, Kristol claimed there's no evidence to suggest that shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner is an acolyte of Palin's. "The attempt to exploit this tragedy is distasteful," Kristol said.

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Members of the hate group known as the Westboro Baptists Church, infamous for their inflammatory anti-gay protests celebrating the deaths of American soldiers, plan to show up to the funerals of those killed in the Tucson, AZ shootings which killed six and severely injured Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).

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