A tough assignment: a year after the Tucson shootings, what is left to say? Some victims talk. Some still can’t, or don’t think they should. The words about Tucson are sputtering, halting, choking. Talk, some hope, can heal them.

I listened to all they had to say, and my story on the Jan. 8 anniversary is here. It’s a story about all the words of this year.

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