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Christina's organs go to Boston girl

BOSTON (AP) -- The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre says some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area.

John Green told the Boston Globe in Sunday's edition that he received a phone call about the transplant, but he doesn't know any other details about the donation.

He says the call "really lifted" his spirit and he and his wife are proud parents once again of their daughter, "who has done another amazing thing."

Nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green was born Sept. 11, 2001.

She had just been elected to her Tucson school's student council, which is one reason why she went to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

A spokesman for the New England Organ Bank tells the Globe he can't comment on donations.

The Arizona Republic reported Friday that Tucson's Bishop Gerald Kicanas told the crowd at Christina's funeral that her organs had been donated.

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Senators will skip partisan tradition

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senators from different parties say they'll skip tradition and sit together during President Obama's State of the Union address.

The decision by Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Democrat Charles D. Schumer of New York comes amid calls for greater civility in political discourse following the fatal shootings last weekend at a political event in Tucson, Ariz.

Schumer says he and Coburn hope other lawmakers will follow their example and skip the partisan seating arrangements that usually come with joint sessions of Congress. Schumer says it's a symbolic move but one he hopes will help set a more civil tone.

The State of the Union address is set for Jan. 25.

Coburn and Schumer spoke Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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