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Giffords' astronaut husband honored

Giffords' astronaut husband honored

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a break from rehabilitating from a gunshot wound to her head to go to Washington for a ceremony feting her astronaut husband.
Judge: Jared Loughner should stay on drugs

Judge: Jared Loughner should stay on drugs

TUCSON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge said Monday Jared Loughner, accused in a Jan, 8, 2011, Tucson shooting spree, is improving and should stay on anti-psychotic medication.
Jared Loughner faces competency hearing

Jared Loughner faces competency hearing

TUCSON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The man charged in the Tucson shooting spree that killed six people and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, faces a competency hearing in Arizona.

Long investigation planned for Reno crash

RENO, Nev., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- An official says it will be months before it is known why a vintage World War II era airplane crashed in Reno, Nev., killing nine people and injuring 69.
Giffords to share story

Giffords to share story

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will appear on television for the first time since Giffords was injured.
Gabrielle Giffords' memoir to be out in November

Gabrielle Giffords' memoir to be out in November

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, will be in stores Nov. 15, her publisher said Wednesday.
Giffords spending weekend in Tucson

Giffords spending weekend in Tucson

TUCSON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in Arizona this weekend for what a top aide says is a private visit and break from rehab.
Tucson Republicans raffling Glock handgun

Tucson Republicans raffling Glock handgun

TUCSON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A Tucson-area Republican group is giving supporters a chance to win a Glock 23, the type used in the killing spree aimed at Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Panel mulls accused shooter's medication

Panel mulls accused shooter's medication

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the man accused in the January massacre in Tucson said their client's involuntary treatment with anti-psychotic drugs violated his rights.
Aide: Gabrielle Giffords continues improvement

Aide: Gabrielle Giffords continues improvement

TUCSON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., says he is certain his boss is on the road to a full recovery from her near-fatal gunshot wound.

Hospital can continue to medicate Loughner

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge has effectively approved a U.S. prison hospital's decision to medicate accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner without his consent.

Giffords told about shooting spree victims

TUCSON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, severely wounded in a shooting spree in January, has now been given details about the other 18 victims, her staff says.
Feds argue for treatment of Loughner

Feds argue for treatment of Loughner

TUCSON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Tucson shooting case that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded say prison officials have the right to medicate suspect Jared Lee Loughner.
Mental health groups eye Loughner case

Mental health groups eye Loughner case

TUCSON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Two national psychiatric groups want a voice in the jail treatment of Jared Loughner, accused of shooting U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January.
Ally says Gabrielle Giffords will return to House

Ally says Gabrielle Giffords will return to House

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who made a dramatic appearance to vote on the debt bill, will return to Congress, a close friend and colleague said Tuesday.
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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (in red scarf) is the center of attention at a vigil honoring the victims and survivors of the shootings one year a year ago in Tucson, Arizona, January 8, 2011. The vigil was held on the University of Arizona Mall. UPI /Art Foxall
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Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords (born June 8, 1970) is an American politician. A Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she has represented Arizona's 8th congressional district since 2007. She is the third woman in Arizona's history to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Giffords is currently serving her third term in the United States House of Representatives, having been re-elected in the 2010 midterm elections. Considered a "Blue Dog" Democrat, her stances on health care reform and illegal immigration were sources of attention for those opposed to her candidacy and have made her a recipient of criticism from various conservative groups. She has described herself as a "former Republican."

Giffords is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and a graduate of Scripps College and Cornell University. Prior to her election to Congress, Giffords served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003 and the Arizona State Senate from 2003 until 2005, when she resigned to run for the seat held by then-Congressman Jim Kolbe. She also worked as an associate for regional economic development in New York City and as CEO of El Campo Tire Warehouses, a local automotive chain owned by her grandfather. She is married to astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly.

On January 8, 2011, Giffords was a victim of a shooting near Tucson, which was reported to be an assassination attempt on her, at a supermarket where she was meeting publicly with constituents. She was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head; thirteen people were injured and six others were killed in the shooting, among them conservative federal judge John Roll. Giffords was later brought to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, Texas, where she recovered some of her ability to walk, speak, read and write. On May 16, 2011, Giffords traveled to Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch of STS-134, the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was commanded by her husband Mark Kelly.

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