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Giffords not likely to lose seat

TUCSON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- It's unlikely a state law would be used to strip U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of her seat as she heals from a near-fatal gunshot wound, Arizona observers say.
Giffords smiles at husband

Giffords smiles at husband

TUCSON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' remarkable recovery from a gunshot wound through her brain includes her smiling at her husband, her doctors said Monday.
Kelly: Injured Giffords cares for others

Kelly: Injured Giffords cares for others

TUCSON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A simple massage symbolizes the concern Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has for others, despite her own injuries, said her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly.
Giffords' district full of anger

Giffords' district full of anger

DOUGLAS, Ariz., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Arizona border district symbolizes the anger seen in the state's politics, political observers said.
Rep. Giffords off critical list

Rep. Giffords off critical list

TUCSON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' condition was upgraded to serious Sunday, just eight days after she was shot through the head, hospital officials in Tucson said.
Giffords, Palin and the First Amendment

Giffords, Palin and the First Amendment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- No one disputes the facts. A lone gunman walked into a Tucson Safeway parking lot Jan. 8 and shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head at close range with a 9mm pistol, then began a slaughter that left six people dead and 13 people wounded at a political event.
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Tucson gun show attracts big crowd

TUCSON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- An area gun show Saturday attracted thousands of people one week after a Tucson shooting spree left six dead and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords among 13 wounded.
Doctors take Giffords off ventilator

Doctors take Giffords off ventilator

TUCSON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords passed a major milestone Saturday when doctors at a Tucson hospital took her off a ventilator, the hospital said in a statement.

Tucson victim was at Kent State shooting

TUCSON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Randy Gardner, who was shot in the attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, witnessed another American tragedy: Kent State.

Safeway reopens a week after mass shooting

TUCSON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Tucson supermarket where six people were killed and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded a week ago reopened for business Saturday.
FBI gets Tucson shooting defendant photos

FBI gets Tucson shooting defendant photos

TUCSON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Arizona investigators said they turned the photos accused Tucson gunman Jared Loughner left at a Walgreens over to the FBI.
GOP: Fanatics' bullets don't shape U.S.

GOP: Fanatics' bullets don't shape U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The United States' future won't be shaped by "the bullets of fanatics," Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in his party's weekly address Saturday.
Giffords progressing nicely, doctors say

Giffords progressing nicely, doctors say

TUCSON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Critically injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has marked major milestones as she recovers from a gunshot wound to her head, doctors said.
Funeral mass held for Christina Green

Funeral mass held for Christina Green

TUCSON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people lined the route to the church where a funeral mass was held Thursday for the youngest victim of the Tucson shooting that killed six.

Poll: Tough gun laws wouldn't stop rampage

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Most adults say stronger gun control laws wouldn't have prevented the Tucson shootings in which six people died and 13 were wounded, a Rasmussen poll indicated.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gabrielle Giffords."
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