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  • Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords launches gun-control initiative

    by Susan Heavey, Reuters

    January 8, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.

    Giffords, starting the effort called Americans for...

  • Gabby Giffords faces Tucson assailant as he is sentenced to life

    by Tim Gaynor, Reuters

    November 8, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood in federal court to face her would-be assassin on Thursday moments before he was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including Giffords, last year.

    Jared Loughner, 24, a college dropout...

  • Gabby Giffords returns home to Tucson

    JTA

    August 13, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has moved home to Tucson.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, reportedly bought a home recently in Tucson and moved in on Sunday. She had spent the last year-and-a-half in Houston undergoing rehabilitation after being shot...

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  • Giffords attends vigil marking attack anniversary

    JTA

    January 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of an attack on the congresswoman and her constituents at a political event.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the candlelight vigil Sunday night at the University...

  • Gabrielle Giffords returns to House, votes for debt limit deal [VIDEO]

    CBSNews.com

    August 1, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    From CBS.com:

    Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona made a surprise return to Washington Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.

    “Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” her office said in a Tweet.

    Lawmakers offered Giffords a standing ovation on the House floor when she showed up in the chamber.

    Read more at CBSNews.com.

  • Giffords released from hospital

    JTA

    June 16, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, was released from the hospital.

    Giffords’ release Wednesday came days after the release of photos of the congresswoman taken in May.

    She reportedly will move to her husband astronaut Mark Kelly’s...

  • Photos of Gabrielle Giffords released five months after shooting

    JTA

    June 12, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Photos of a smiling Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, were released on her Facebook page.

    The photos show Giffords with close-cropped hair.

    According to a statement on the Facebook page, they were taken May 17, the day after her...

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