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Giffords Takes First Trip Outdoors

Congresswoman gets first fresh air, sunlight since shooting

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords was taken outside yesterday for her first fresh air and sunshine since she was shot in the head almost two weeks ago. Giffords— who can now stand, with assistance , and has attempted to speak—was taken on a brief stroll in a wheelchair to the Tucson University Medical... More »

Giffords to Leave Hospital Friday

Her mother sends exuberant email

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords will be released from the hospital on Friday, heading instead to the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Politico reports. The center specializes in brain injury recovery. Giffords’ mother sent out an excited email today, telling friends that Giffords was recovering so well... More »

Ariz. Hospital Fires 3 for Snooping on Shooting Victims

Three employees accessed confidential medical records

(Newser) - The University Medical Center in Tucson has fired three employees for illicitly accessing confidential medical records on the victims of Saturday’s shooting. The hospital is playing host to six of the people injured in the shooting, including Gabrielle Giffords, according to the Arizona Daily Star . Administrators announced the firings... More »

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