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Arizona’s Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress this week

January 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country. Continue Reading

Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress

January 22, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Gov. Jan Brewer must call special election to fill out rest of the term
WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country. Continue Reading

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Months After Shooting, Giffords Now Knows Who Gunman Killed

August 20, 2011 in WDAZ

For months after the spasm of violence that shattered her world, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shielded from the wider scope of that January morning, when a gunman shot her in the head, badly wounding her and 12 others outside a Tucson political event. Continue Reading

First photos of Rep. Giffords released since shooting

June 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

HOUSTON (AP) Two portraits of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gave the nation its closest look yet at the congresswoman’s remarkable recovery less than six months after she was shot in the head at point-blank range outside a supermarket.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leaves hospital for rehab

January 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

TUCSON, Ariz. – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has left a Tucson hospital for a rehab center in Texas, less than two weeks after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt that killed six. Continue Reading

Rep. Giffords’ family plans to move congresswoman to Houston rehabilitation hospital Friday

January 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved Friday to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston to begin the next phase of her recovery from a gunshot wound, barring medical issues that would delay the transfer, her family said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Doctors remove bone chips from Giffords eye socket

January 17, 2011 in West Central Tribune

TUCSON, Ariz. – The husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has told doctors and an interviewer that his wife has improved so much that she has been able to smile and give him a back rub from her hospital bed.
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Documents detail Ariz. suspect’s college outbursts

January 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) For four years, Jared Loughner was an unremarkable college student, commuting to classes near his home where he studied yoga and algebra, business management and poetry.
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Obama says polarized U.S. needs healing; shooting victims honored

January 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Summoning the soul of a nation, President Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona shootings by becoming better people, telling a polarized citizenry that it is time to talk with each other “in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”
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Shooting suspect fell through mental health cracks

January 12, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jared Loughner had never been in major trouble with the law or overtly violent, but his behavior at his community college was so disturbing that campus police gave him and his parents an ultimatum: Get a mental health evaluation or don’t come back.
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