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  • Gifford's gun control group backs up Landrieu

    June 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senator Mary Landrieu gets support from a gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to expand gun sale background checks in Louisiana. The organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, said it will back a slate of mostly Democratic efforts to promote stricter gun purchasing requirements that recently... more »
  • Husband of wounded lawmaker says Congress must act

    January 30, 2013 10:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The husband of wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says that while curbing gun violence is a complex problem, it is no excuse for inaction by lawmakers. Former astronaut Mark Kelly told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he and his wife, former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,... more »
  • Giffords will soon face decision about future

    January 7, 2012 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON- One year after being shot in the head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is on a mission to return to the job she so clearly loved. Her husband and people near the three-term congresswoman say she is highly motivated to recover from her injuries and get back to work in Washington,... more »
  • Ariz. shooting spree suspect incompetent for trial

    May 25, 2011 3:12 PM

    PHOENIX - A federal judge has ruled that the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial, putting the criminal case on hold indefinitely. The decision by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means 21-year-old Jared Lee Loughner will be... more »
  • Rep. Giffords now at Houston rehab center

    January 21, 2011 2:34 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - A plane carrying Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has arrived in Houston after a flight from Tucson. The congresswoman is being moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston. An ambulance took Giffords to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson along a route lined with well-wishers holding flags. It's the... more »
  • Federal grand jury indicts Ariz. shooting suspect

    January 19, 2011 7:02 PM

    PHOENIX - A federal grand jury has indicted the suspect in the deadly Arizona shooting that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The indictment against Jared Loughner accuses him of attempting to assassinate Giffords and trying to kill two of her aides. It does not include two murder charges included in an... more »
  • Doc 'actually confident' of Giffords recovery

    January 14, 2011 12:00 PM

    TUCSON - The neurosurgeon treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Friday doctors are "actually confident" she's making progress in her recovery. Dr. Michael Lemole said her eyes are opening more frequently and she can carry out more complex sequences of activity in response to commands and on her own. Giffords was... more »
  • Doctor: Giffords breathing on her own after attack

    January 11, 2011 11:14 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Doctors say an Arizona congresswoman is breathing on her own after being shot in the head. Dr. Michael Lemole, Giffords' neurosurgeon, says they've left a breathing tube in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to protect her airway, but the congresswoman is drawing breaths on her own. She's alert and... more »
  • Suspect in Arizona shooting held without bail

    January 10, 2011 3:53 PM

    PHOENIX - The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting is being held without bail and has been assigned a lawyer who defended Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh. Jared Loughner entered a Phoenix courtroom Monday handcuffed and wearing a tan inmate uniform. His head is shaved and he has a... more »
  • Obama: US grieving, shocked over Arizona rampage

    January 10, 2011 12:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said the nation is still shocked and grieving after Saturday's deadly shooting rampage in Arizona that killed six people and left a congresswoman in critical condition after being shot point-blank in the head. Speaking in the Oval Office Monday, Obama said Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords... more »
  • Suspicious package found at Rep. Gifford's office

    January 8, 2011 8:18 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities were investigating a suspicious package sent to the headquarters of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, hours after she was wounded in a shooting rampage in Tucson. Police department spokesman Lt. Fabian Pacheco said an officer checking Giffords' office in Tucson found "a real strange"... more »
  • President President Obama set to address the nation regarding attack

    January 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation around 3:45pm central time following Saturday afternoon's shooting in Arizona. At least 18-people were shot during the attack after investigators say a gunman opened fire at a meet and greet near a grocery store. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords... more »
  • Federal Judge among those killed in Saturday attack

    January 8, 2011 3:15 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - A federal law enforcement official says that a federal judge was fatally shot in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. U.S. Marshal for Arizona David Gonzales confirmed to the Associated Press that U.S. District Judge John Roll died in the attack Saturday. Gonzales... more »

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