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Congresswoman critical, 6
dead in Tucson rampage

Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head yesterday by a gunman who opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with voters, killing a federal judge and five others in a rampage that rattled the country and left Americans questioning whether divisive politics had pushed the suspect over the edge. (By Terry Tang and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press)

Colleagues horrified by attack
at most ordinary of events

It was such a blatant act of public violence, an attack on a congresswoman while she was doing the most ordinary kind of work for constituents: meeting with people at a grocery store. (By Matt Viser and Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff)

Krafts give $20m to draw
doctors into community

With a $20 million gift from Robert and Myra Kraft, Partners HealthCare is launching a program to attract doctors and nurses to community health centers, the cornerstone of the push to reduce health costs and care for newly insured patients. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)

For the love of a giving tree

On Marlborough Street in the Back Bay, an endangered American Elm, circa 1881, remains standing after residents banded together, appealing to friends in high horticultural places, employing a bit of landscaping ingenuity and in the end, overcoming bureaucratic tangles and exacting aesthetic tastes to save it. (By Sarah Schweitzer, Globe Staff)


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