Walking from the South Lawn

Government employees walk from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Monday after observing a moment of silence with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to honor those who were killed and injured in the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is in critical condition after being shot in the head.

Mesa Verde Elementary School memorial

A student plays near a make-shift memorial at Mesa Verde Elementary School, where Christina Taylor Green was a third-grader, in Tucson, Ariz. Green, 9, a student at Mesa Verde, was shot and killed while attending an event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., at a supermarket Saturday.

Crime scene investigators pause

Crime scene investigators pause Monday during a national moment of silence at the site of Saturday's shooting in Tucson, Ariz.

Congress takes a moment of silence

Members of Congress and staff members observe a moment of silence Monday for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other shooting victims on the east steps of the Capitol in Washington. Pictured from left to right: Wilson Livingood, sergeant at arms, U.S. House of Representatives; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.; Steve Lawrence, chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif.; Barry Jackson, chief of staff to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio; Del. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam; Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.; and Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer.

The President and First Lady observe a moment

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama return to the White House in Washington on Monday after observing a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the other victims of an assassination attempt against her. The shooting at a town hall-style event outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday left six dead, including a federal judge, and wounded Giffords.

A moment of silence with his son

State Rep. Greg Morris observes a moment of silence with his son Jonathan, 8, for the shooting that injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford, D-Ariz., at the beginning of the new session of the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday in Atlanta.

Six who died in Arizona rampage

The six who died in the Tucson shooting rampage on Saturday, clockwise from top left: Christina Taylor Green, 9; Dorothy Morris, 76; John Roll, 73; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79.

Flags at half-staff after Giffords assassination attempt

Flags fly at half-staff on the Mall in Washington on Sunday, the day after a shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., in which six people were killed and Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among several others seriously wounded. President Obama ordered flags at public facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset Friday.

Helen Anthony

Attorney and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Helen Anthony has decided to run for the Fifth Ward City Council seat being vacated by Laura Nauser.

Tyrell Coley displays his iPhone

Tyrell Coley, 21, holds his iPhone, displaying his Twitter account in the Queens borough of New York City on Jan. 5. As mobile technology puts computers in our pockets, Latinos and blacks are more likely than the general population to access the Web by cellular phones, and they use their phones more often to do more things. But now some see a new "digital divide" emerging — with Latinos and blacks being challenged by more, not less, access to technology.

Miguel Amador in his store

Ritmo Records owner Miguel Amador works in one of his stores in Camden, N.J. on Dec. 22. Amador said Facebook and Internet access are what most ofhis customers want when they enter his two locations in Latino neighborhoods. Five years ago, the majority of his revenue came from music CDs. Now his mobile device sales are up 50 percent from last year.

Miguel Amador speaks with a customer

Ritmo Records owner Miguel Amador meets with customer on Dec. 22.

Tyrell Coley with his phone

Tyrell Coley displays his iPhone on Jan. 5.

MU women's basketball player Shakara Jones vs. Texas

Missouri senior forward Shakara Jones puts up a layup against Texas on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Texas women's basketball player Yvonne Anderson

Texas junior guard Yvonne Anderson, the daughter of MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson, drives against Missouri junior forward Christine Flores on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Flores had four blocks in the game. Yvonne Anderson was held to nine points.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown vs. Texas

Missouri senior guard RaeShara Brown shoots over the Texas defense Saturday in the Tigers' upset victory at Mizzou Arena.

Colorado men's basketball player Alec Burks

Colorado guard Alec Burks shoots over Missouri guard Phil Pressey in the Buffaloes' 89-76 victory Saturday over the Tigers.

Gabrielle Giffords

In this Jan. 5 photo, House Speaker John Boehner re-enacts the swearing in of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional officials say Giffords has been shot in her district.

Surveying tornado damage

Robert Harting, left, and Bob Simmons document damage sustained by home on Jan. 6, during a recent tornado in Robertsville. The documentation process will enable aid to be directed to the areas that were hardest hit and most in need of assistance.

Signs for homes that are habitable

Brightly colored notices proclaim the findings of damage assessments on Jan. 6, 2011, in Robertsville, Mo. Some homes remained habitable, though damaged. Other homes collapsed completely.