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Christina’s last gift of life

There’s now one very lucky little girl with a new guardian angel — massacre victim Christina Taylor Green, whose organs the child received in a lifesaving transplant. “This is exactly what Christina would have wanted, to be able to help someone else,” said her aunt, Kim Green. The organs were donated to a stricken young girl from Boston. “Christina will ... Read More »

Gabrielle Giffords’ condition upgraded to serious

In yet another sign of significant recovery during a remarkable week, the condition of gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was upgraded from critical to serious Sunday after a procedure to remove her from a ventilator was successful. Giffords has responded from the moment she arrived at the emergency room Jan. 8, at first just squeezing a doctor’s hand. Then she ... Read More »

Miss America down to final 15 contestants

Just 15 contestants remain in the hunt for a $50,000 scholarship and a sparkly tiara at the 2011 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. From a group of 53 beauty queens from all over the United States has begun a final pageant to determine the next Miss America. The contestants — from every state plus the District of Columbia, the ... Read More »

Arizona Shooting: House pays tribute to the victims

The House is honoring victims of Saturday’s shootings in Tuscon, including one of its own. Republican Speaker John Boehner opened the session of remembrances and tributes to the 19 people shot, six fatally. Later Wednesday, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and other lawmakers are flying with President Barack Obama to Arizona to console the victims and their families. New ... Read More »