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Two lawmakers say they'll carry guns

Two lawmakers say they'll carry guns

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Two U.S. House members say they will carry guns while visiting their districts after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Intern might have saved Giffords' life

Intern might have saved Giffords' life

TUCSON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Daniel Hernandez, an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, may have saved her life after she was shot through the head, officials said.
Doctors hopeful about Rep. Giffords

Doctors hopeful about Rep. Giffords

TUCSON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remained in critical condition Sunday in an Arizona hospital with a head wound, but doctors said they are hopeful about her future.

Phils, Dodgers mourn Green family death

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies Sunday sent condolences to the baseball-connected family of a 9-year-old victim of the Arizona shootings.
Legislators: Meeting public is vital

Legislators: Meeting public is vital

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Members of Congress expressed shock Sunday at the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords but said meeting with constituents is essential.
Judge John Roll among Arizona victims

Judge John Roll among Arizona victims

TUCSON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The chief U.S. judge in Arizona, John Roll, was one of the six people killed in a weekend shooting spree that injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz.

U. of Ariz. game postponed after shootings

TUCSON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A men's college basketball game between Arizona and Stanford was postponed Saturday after a deadly shooting spree that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
6 dead, 13 wounded in Ariz. shooting spree

6 dead, 13 wounded in Ariz. shooting spree

TUCSON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A man was arrested Saturday in an Arizona massacre that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords among the wounded and a federal judge among the six dead, police said.

Obama: 'We are going to get through this'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- President Obama called the massacre in Arizona Saturday that left a congresswoman among the wounded and a federal judge among the dead "an unspeakable act."
Obama said ready to send Guard to border

Obama said ready to send Guard to border

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- An Arizona congresswoman said Tuesday President Barack Obama would send the National Guard to the Mexican border in an attempt to stem illegal crossings.
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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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