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Repairing border fence can be costly

Repairing border fence can be costly

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Most of the debate on a fence between the United States and Mexico is about building it but maintaining it can be costly, federal officials said.
Lawyers oppose medication for Loughner

Lawyers oppose medication for Loughner

PHOENIX, June 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing Arizona shooting spree suspect Jared Lee Loughner have filed a legal challenge of a decision allowing him to be medicated against his will.
Giffords faces long road to recovery

Giffords faces long road to recovery

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The doctor overseeing the recovery of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says it will take "a year or so" to tell how she might recover from her gunshot wound.
U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly retires

U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly retires

HOUSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Veteran astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., says he is retiring from NASA and the U.S. Navy.

Rep. Giffords returns to Tucson

TUCSON, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., Friday made her first trip back to Tucson since being shot in the head at a constituents event five months ago.
Giffords out of hospital

Giffords out of hospital

HOUSTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Wednesday was released from a Houston hospital where she had convalesced from a gunshot wound to her head.
Smiling Giffords photos posted on Facebook

Smiling Giffords photos posted on Facebook

HOUSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- An Arizona photographer says the best part about his series of photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was seeing her smile.
Giffords nowhere near return to Congress

Giffords nowhere near return to Congress

PHOENIX, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' chief of staff said the congresswoman, injured in a Tucson shooting spree in January, is not close to returning to Congress.
Astronaut visits injured wife in hospital

Astronaut visits injured wife in hospital

HOUSTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Space Shuttle astronaut Mark Kelly visited his wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in a Houston hospital the day after he returned from space, officials said.
After surgery, Giffords has new goal

After surgery, Giffords has new goal

HOUSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is experiencing pain and nausea after surgery but is focused on moving out of her Houston rehabilitation hospital, her staff says.
Doctor: Giffords 'looks great'

Doctor: Giffords 'looks great'

HOUSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' doctors said Thursday she will spend several days recovering from surgery before being transferred back to rehab.
Giffords recovering after surgery

Giffords recovering after surgery

HOUSTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Doctors at a Houston hospital replaced a piece of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' skull with a piece of plastic Wednesday.
Gabrielle Giffords to have skull operation

Gabrielle Giffords to have skull operation

HOUSTON, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will have skull surgery Wednesday to replace bone removed to save her life when she was shot four months ago, officials say.
Poll: Angry tone not behind Tucson attack

Poll: Angry tone not behind Tucson attack

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Americans say political discourse is negative but it didn't lead to the Tucson shootings that killed six and wounded 13, a Washington Post poll indicated.
Giffords' release days or weeks away

Giffords' release days or weeks away

TUCSON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery from a gunshot head wound is progressing and she could be released from the hospital within days or weeks, doctors said.
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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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