Gabe Zimmerman was known "as a conciliator with a deft touch when it came to working with difficult or angry people," Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep noted earlier.But the flag at the U.S. Capitol has been flown at half-staff to honor the 30-year-old community outreach director for Rep.
Along with the heartbreaking stories of tragedy following Saturday's killings in Tucson, Ariz., there are the heartwarming stories of heroic acts by folks who more than rose to the occasion.On Morning Edition, NPR's Martin Kaste told us about 61-year-old Patricia Maisch, who grabbed a clip
There will be a lot happening today related to Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., that left six people dead and 14 others wounded -- including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who is fighting for her life:-- 11 a.m.
The dead victims of the Tuscon shooting attack represented a range of people that might be found at any congressional constituents' event.They included a 9-year-old girl just elected to her school council who wanted to see a real politician close up; a federal judge who happened to be nearby and sto
In the last couple days before his body was found on New Year's Eve at a landfill in Newark, Del., former Pentagon aide John Wheeler was "a man disoriented and so disheveled that he was mistaken for a homeless person," The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., writes this morning.Witnesses tell
Moments before he was shot and killed on New Year's Day, a local politician in the Philippines was taking a photo of his family.Caught in the frame: The killer taking aim.The Philippine Daily Inquirer writes that councilman Reynaldo Dagsa's "final act of taking his loved ones' picture as th
John Wheeler was a leading figure in the movement to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a West Point graduate, a veteran and a top defense expert in three Republican administrations.His death has caught national attention.