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Re-evaluation ordered for Giffords shooter

Re-evaluation ordered for Giffords shooter

TUCSON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered a new evaluation for the man who shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a Tuscon, Ariz., political event last January.
Giffords leads pledge at massacre vigil

Giffords leads pledge at massacre vigil

TUCSON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at a candlelight vigil Sunday night one year after the Tucson massacre, led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Giffords to attend Arizona shooting vigil

Giffords to attend Arizona shooting vigil

TUCSON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., will attend a candlelight vigil Sunday to mark the anniversary of a shooting attack in which she was injured, her office said.
Rep. Giffords to attend Tucson memorial

Rep. Giffords to attend Tucson memorial

TUCSON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to be at a Tucson memorial for those killed in a shooting spree that left her critically injured, a spokeswoman says.
Erdogan is people's choice for Time honor

Erdogan is people's choice for Time honor

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the people's choice for Time magazine's person of the year and also led Time's poll as the least popular figure.
Capitol room named after Giffords staffer

Capitol room named after Giffords staffer

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers named a room in the U.S. Capitol after Gabriel Zimmerman, an aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was killed in the attempt on Giffords' life.
Bottle found at Issa's office was harmless

Bottle found at Issa's office was harmless

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A bottle containing a suspicious yellow liquid found outside of Rep. Darrell Issa's office in Vista, Calif., was deemed harmless, authorities said.

Giffords says she's working to get better

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, severely wounded in a shooting spree last winter, says she won't return to Congress until she gets "better."
Giffords: It's been 'difficult'

Giffords: It's been 'difficult'

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband videotaped her long rehabilitation after she was shot in Tucson, the couple says in Giffords' first TV interview.
Giffords to appear on cover of People

Giffords to appear on cover of People

PHOENIX, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will be featured on the cover of People magazine this month.

Loughner appeals forced medication ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Tucson massacre suspect Jared Loughner tried to convince a federal appeals court Tuesday anti-psychotic medication shouldn't be forced on him.
Giffords transfers to N.C. rehab facility

Giffords transfers to N.C. rehab facility

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., moved to a North Carolina rehabilitation center as part of her recovery from a gunshot wound to the head, her office said.
Rep. Giffords finishes taping audio book

Rep. Giffords finishes taping audio book

PHOENIX, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has completed the narration for the audio edition of the memoir she wrote with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.
State dinner: Obama, Lee praise trade deal

State dinner: Obama, Lee praise trade deal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak praised the new free trade agreement between their two nations at a state dinner Thursday.

Court orders Loughner back to Mo. hospital

TUCSON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court ordered Tucson mass shooting suspect Jared Loughner back to a Missouri prison hospital while appealing his forced psychiatric treatment.
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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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