President Leads Moment of Silence

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has called the husband of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the families of the other victims of Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson.
Obama also has spoken with several members of Congress, including Arizona's Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain.
Giffords was one of 19 people who were shot. Six of them, including a federal judge and 9-year-old girl, died.
Aides say Obama hasn't made plans to go to Arizona, but they didn't rule out a visit. He's been briefed several times on the ongoing investigation by his counterterrorism adviser.
Obama said today that the nation is still "grieving and shocked" over the shooting. He said the courage of those on the scene of the shooting showed the best of America.
Earlier, the president and first lady led a moment of silence at the White House as hundreds of Capitol Hill aides held one on the steps of the Capitol.
At the Supreme Court, the justices paused for a moment of silence between the two cases they were hearing.


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