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3:20 PM ET, January 8, 2011

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NPR:
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona  —  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.  —  The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November …
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CNN:
Arizona congresswoman among 12 shot at Tucson grocery  —  (CNN) — At least 12 people were shot at a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among them, a Democratic party source told CNN.  —  Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the grocery store …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson  —  A congresswoman from Arizona was shot on Saturday along with several others during at public event at a grocery store in Tuscon, according to her spokesman, C.J. Karamargin.  The Tucson Citizen reported that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, had been shot at close range in the head.
ABCNEWS:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot at Grocery Store Event  —  At Least 12 People Reportedly Wounded in Shooting at Grocery Store  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at point-blank range today outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store where she was holding a campaign event, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The Huffington Post:
Gabrielle Giffords Shot: Congresswoman Shot In Arizona (LIVE UPDATES)  —  What's Your Reaction: … Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head today at a public event outside a grocery store.  —  A spokesman for the Pima County sheriff says that at least 12 people were shot.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Arizona Congresswoman Shot Outside Grocery Store (Update)  —  A gunman shot U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during an event outside a Safeway in Tuscon Arizona this morning.  At least 12 others were wounded.  Following is an eyewitness report from a man who helped hold the suspect down.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Reports: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at public event  —  Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot on Saturday morning while hosting an event outside a Tucson grocery store.  —  Giffords spokesperson C.J. Karamargin told The Washington Post Saturday afternoon that Giffords …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Congresswoman, five others shot in Tucson, AZ; Update: Nine injured; Update: NPR reports Giffords, 6 others dead; Update: KOLD reports Giffords still in surgery  —  This is just awful: … Giffords has been taken to a hospital in Tucson, but at least so far her condition is not known.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:   AZ Democratic Congresswoman, 6 Others Shot At Event, 5 Reported Killed UPDATED
TBogg:
Sarah Palin's Hit List
Discussion: Breaking News and Clusterstock
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
US tells Twitter to pass on messages  —  Icelandic MP to fight attempts by the US department of justice to access her private information  —  A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ sends order to Twitter for Wikileaks-related account info
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Feds Subpoena Twitter Seeking Information on Ex-WikiLeaks Volunteer
The Politico:
A conservative civil war over the Conservative Political Action Conference  —  Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Some right-wing groups to skip GOP event
Discussion: Mediaite, Truthdig and Joe. My. God.
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal  —  TUCSON — The class began with a Mayan-inspired chant and a vigorous round of coordinated hand clapping.  The classroom walls featured protest signs, including one that said “United Together in La Lucha!”  — the struggle.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
O'REILLY TRIES TO SETTLE A THEOLOGICAL DEBATE.... Debates between atheists and monotheists over the supernatural can be lively and spirited, but generally don't serve much purpose.  No matter how well meaning, participants almost certainly aren't going to change the minds of their rivals.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Lynette Rice / Inside TV:
'Sarah Palin's Alaska': No second season.  (Dang?)  —  It's easily one of the most-buzzed about (or should we say slammed?) shows in the history of TLC, so it's natural to assume that Sarah Palin's Alaska could have a future on the cable network, right?  Unfortunately for you caribou-hunting fans …
Rick Ungar / The Policy Page:
More Small Businesses Offering Health Care To Employees Thanks To Obamacare  —  The first statistics are coming in and, to the surprise of a great many, Obamacare might just be working to bring health care to working Americans precisely as promised.  —  The major health insurance companies around …
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Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: History Channel Pulls ‘The Kennedys’; Says Controversial Miniseries ‘Not a Fit’ … In a surprise move, A&E Television Networks has canceled plans to broadcast The Kennedys, the ambitious and much-anticipated miniseries about the American political family that was set to air this spring on the History channel.
 
 
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