"Mr. Loughner, by making death and producing tragedy, you sought to extinguish the beauty of life. To diminish potential. To strain love. And to cancel ideas. You tried to create for all of us a world as dark
 and evil as your own.

 But know this, and remember it always: You failed."
- Excerpt of Mark Kelly’s statement to Jared Loughner in court today. Loughner was sentenced to 6 life terms plus 140 years for killing 6 and wounding 13, including Gabby Giffords.

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Election officials work inside a poorly lit polling station early morning before starting balloting in Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar, April 1. Myanmar held a landmark election Sunday that was expected to send democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament for her first public office since launching her decades-long struggle against the military-dominated government. Suu Kyi, who has spent a total of 15 years in detention since 1989, was contesting an election for the first time following her party’s decision to end its boycott of a political system dominated by serving or retired military.
[Credit : Altaf Qadri / AP]

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Election officials work inside a poorly lit polling station early morning before starting balloting in Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar, April 1. Myanmar held a landmark election Sunday that was expected to send democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament for her first public office since launching her decades-long struggle against the military-dominated government. Suu Kyi, who has spent a total of 15 years in detention since 1989, was contesting an election for the first time following her party’s decision to end its boycott of a political system dominated by serving or retired military.

[Credit : Altaf Qadri / AP]

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"

If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.

…I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. Every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.

"
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President BARACK OBAMA, in his first remarks on the murder of Trayvon Martin.

(via the New York Times)

(Source: inothernews, via lookpeople)

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