For the second time since he allegedly shot 19 people, killing six, Jared Lee Loughner appeared inside a courtroom today. He pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides.

At the moment, the 22-year old faces federal charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and this pair of government officials. He will later face state charges that center on the other victims.

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With their son in federal custody and a memorial service for the six victims he's accused of shooting scheduled for Wednesday, the parents of Jared Loughner have broken their silence.

"There are no words that can possibly express how we feel," they wrote in a statement handed to reporters stationed outside their home. "We wish that there were, so we could make you feel better. We don't understand why this happened.

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Incredibly, and depressingly, it's possible that Jared Lee Loughner is not the most twisted individual associated with the deaths of six people in Arizona over the weekend.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church - an organization that has protested Adam Lambert and Justin Bieber in the past, while picketing Elizbaeth Edwards' funeral last month - plan to cause a scene at the funerals of those killed in Loughner's January 8 shooting spree.

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Jared Loughner is the 22-year old accused* of opening fire in Tuscon, Arizona yesterday morning, killing six people and leaving Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

While former classmates have described Loughner as a loner, and his YouTube profiles lists his favorite books as revolution-themed tomes such as "Animal Farm" and "Mein Kampf," videos the alleged shooter posted online have surfaced.

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Gabrielle Giffords was at the center of what President Obama has described as an "unspeakable tragedy" this morning.

The Arizona Congresswoman was one of 20 people shot - 12 of whom are injured, six reportedly killed - during a shooting in Tuscon. The public event was a meeting of constituents that took place outside a Safeway grocery store.

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Gabrielle Giffords Biography

Gabrielle Giffords Facebook Photo Gabrielle Giffords is a Congresswoman from Arizona. She made news for a tragic reason in early 2011, as a gunman opened fire at a rally... More »
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