House OKs debt deal; Rep. Giffords brings down the House

August 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) Crisis legislation to yank the nation past the threat of a historic financial default sped through the House Monday night, breaking weeks of deadlock. The rare moment of cooperation turned celebratory when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords strode in for the first time since she was shot in the head nearly seven months ago.
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