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# Gabrielle Giffords

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Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain
Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived
Six people were killed and 12 others, including former congresswoman Giffords, were injured in the 2011 shooting in Arizona.
Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators
The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.
Gunman gets life for Arizona shooting that wounded Congresswoman
Jared Lee Loughner has been sentenced to serve seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years in federal prison for the January 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others.
Jared Lee Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting rampage
Loughner, 23, has pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Gabrielle Giffords steps down from Congress
The Congresswoman, who was injured during a shooting last year, released a video in which she thanked those who supported her.
In pictures: Giffords leads remembrance of Arizona shooting
The Democratic congresswoman — who has struggled to re-learn to walk after being shot in the head — stepped onstage to cheers from the crowd last night.
It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011
The nicer side of the news…
Will injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords run for reelection?
Giffords has had her first TV interview since she was seriously injured in January’s shooting, speaking clearly but haltingly.
Giffords speaks fluently in first TV interview since shooting
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gives her first major interview since surviving a point-blank assassination attempt 10 months ago.
Recovering Giffords to attend astronaut husband's retirement ceremony
The congresswoman who was near-fatally shot in January is married to Mark Kelly, the commander of the last mission of space shuttle Endeavour in May.
Arizona shooting suspect back in court for mental health hearing
Jared Lee Loughner is accused of a gun attack in Arizona which killed six people and seriously injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal
The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.
Politician takes aim at journalist...with a gun
However the state senator in Arizona was merely showing off her weapon to the local journalist.
Glasto gallery: Bono leads huge singalong as protesters scuffle with security
U2 performed a career spanning set, while the crowds were greeted with: “Hello Glastonbury, from the International Space Station”…
Giffords discharged from hospital five months after shooting
The Arizona congresswoman had spent five months in various hospitals, but will still require intense daily therapy.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your rainy Sunday Fix: Gilmore says we can still get an interest rate cut; bad news for growth in Irish businesses; the result of our caption competition; and a bit of Eric Clapton to brighten up your evening.
Revealed: First pictures of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since near-fatal shooting
The first images of the Arizona representative since the shooting in January were posted to her Facebook page earlier today.
Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords faces uncertain future as recovery from shooting continues
A revealing interview with the Arizona politician’s chief of staff paints a much less sunnier picture then many in the media had previously reported about Giffords’ recovery.
Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time
Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.
Endeavour crew prepares for shuttle's final flight home
The NASA shuttle is set to undock from the International Space Station later tonight and begin the long journey back to Earth.
Judge rules Arizona shooting suspect Loughner mentally incompetent to stand trial
Ruling means criminal case against Jared Lee Loughner, 21, is put on hold indefinitely.
Endeavour astronauts cut spacewalk short at ISS over breathing precautions
Today’s spacewalk was halted early, but yesterday’s was a massive success. Endeavour astronauts installed a cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station.
Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery
Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
NASA: Endeavour liftoff delayed until next week at the earliest
The launch of Endeavour’s final mission, originally set for last Friday, won’t take place at least until next Tuesday.
Endeavour flight delayed until at least Monday after technical issues
The event had been keenly anticipated given that congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head last year, was due to see her husband Mark Kelly lead the space mission.
Gabrielle Giffords is 'standing on her own', doctors say
The pace at which Gabrielle Giffords is recovering from January’s shooting puts her in the top five per cent of patients.
Arizona shooting suspect to undergo psychiatric evaluation
Federal judge orders test to evaluate if Jared Lee Loughner is competent to stand trial for charges including attempted assassination of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
Jared Lee Loughner pleads not guilty to dozens of federal charges in Gabrielle Giffords shooting
Loughner was said to be smiling as he entered the courtroom in Tuscon, Arizona.
Gabrielle Giffords' husband to head NASA space mission (Video)
Astronaut Mark Kelly will return on Monday to his training for a space mission to the International Space Station.
Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'
In his annual State of the Union address, Barack Obama warns of the global threat to the United States’ economic power.
Jared Lougner pleads not guilty to Arizona shooting charges
22-year-old man charged with attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords back in court today.
Gabrielle Giffords could make 100% recovery, say doctors
The Congresswoman shot in the brain 14 days ago is discharged from hospital – and should retain ALL her mental abilities.
Giffords to be moved to Texas for physiotherapy
The wounded congresswoman will travel south for further treatment, after yesterday standing up for the first time.