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Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the tragic shootings in Tucson this past weekend.
"The tragedy in Tucson leaves me sick with grief and sadness. A dedicated Congresswoman, a respected federal Judge, and a curious nine-year-old girl interested in public service are among the victims not only of a deranged madman but also of a society that too often shirks responsibility for our collective safety. My heart goes out to the victims and their families."