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President Obama Delivers Memorial Speech Following Tuscon Shooting

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama delivered a memorial speech regarding the Tuscon, Arizona shooting targeting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, which wounded 13 people, killed six, and rattled the nation. Obama implored U.S. citizens to support each other with renewed civility, as well as honor those injured and killed as a result of the shooting "in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." Obama called for compassion and change, from a podium within Tuscon University's basketball arena, since "We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but...how we treat one another is entirely up to us."

Obama also visited Giffords' hospital bedside and revealed that despite Giffords' serious injuries, she has managed to open her eyes and hold First Lady Michelle Obama's hand.

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