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U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Retires From Congress

Representative Gabrielle Giffords has resigned form the U.S. House of Representatives a little more than one year after she was shot in the head at an event for her constituents in Tuscon, Arizona.

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This file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shows her, left, with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. Aides to Giffords have been preparing for her to travel to Florida to watch her husband's space shuttle launch planned for the
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This file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shows her, left, with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. Aides to Giffords have been preparing for her to travel to Florida to watch her husband's space shuttle launch planned for the

Emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Ms. Giffords, second right, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP)
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Emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Ms. Giffords, second right, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP)

Well-wishers gather outside the offices of Rep. Giffords during a candlelight vigil in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP)
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Well-wishers gather outside the offices of Rep. Giffords during a candlelight vigil in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP)

Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shootings that critically wounded Rep. Giffords was charged on counts that include the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide. (AP)
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Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shootings that critically wounded Rep. Giffords was charged on counts that include the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide. (AP)

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