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Gabby Giffords Meets With Newtown Families

They talk about need for gun laws at private event

(Newser) - Gabby Giffords met privately yesterday with families of victims from the Newtown shooting as well as local political leaders, reports the Hartford Courant . The event was kept low-key, but the topics of gun laws, mental illness, and "concerns that our society has become desensitized to acts of violence, conflict...

Gabby Giffords Heads to Newtown

Will meet privately with shooting victims' families

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords is planning a trip a Newtown home today, where she'll meet privately with families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims, the AP reports. Connecticut's lieutenant governor has also been invited to the meeting, which is "planned but not confirmed," officials say. It's possible...

NASA Taps Astronaut for Longest US Space Mission

Scott Kelly to spend a year in space

(Newser) - His twin brother may be the bigger household name , but that could change come 2015. Capt. Scott Kelly, who claims Mark Kelly and wife Gabby Giffords among his family members, is scheduled to blast off on a one-year mission to the International Space Station in the spring of that year....

'Gabby and I Are Done Thinking About You'

Loughner gets life for Giffords rampage

(Newser) - Gabby Giffords stood about 20 feet away from Jared Lee Loughner in court today but chose not to speak at his sentencing—during which a judge guaranteed that he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, reports AP . Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, delivered...

Giffords to Confront Gunman in Court

Jared Lee Loughner set for life sentencing

(Newser) - The Arizona gunman who killed six people and wounded 13, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be sentenced to life in prison this morning—and Giffords herself will be in the courtroom, Politico reports. A federal plea bargain this summer will put Jared Lee Loughner, 24, behind bars for life,...

Loughner Pleads Guilty, Is Deemed Competent

Gabrielle Giffords supports plea that spares him the death penalty

(Newser) - Jared Lee Loughner won't face the death penalty for his shooting spree against Gabrielle Giffords that killed six. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty today and will likely get a life sentence instead, reports AP . Before the plea, the judge declared Loughner competent to stand trial should he go that route,...

Mark Kelly: Gabby Should Find Closure Tomorrow

Ron Barber battles Jesse Kelly for Giffords' old seat

(Newser) - Arizona voters head to the polls tomorrow to determine who will replace Gabrielle Giffords in Congress; yesterday, Giffords herself weighed in on the matter. The former congresswoman made a campaign appearance on behalf of former aide Ron Barber, who faces Republican Jesse Kelly in what's expected to be a...

Gabby Giffords' Hubby Pens Kids' Book

Mark Kelly spins tale of mouse in space

(Newser) - Mark Kelly retired as an astronaut just last fall—but he's already back to work. Gabrielle Giffords' husband is writing a children's book about a mouse who travels to space, the AP reports. It's called Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story, and it's inspired by some of...

Mark Kelly Won't Run for Wife Giffords' Seat

'I need to focus on Gabby,' he says

(Newser) - Mark Kelly has put to rest rumors that he would run for wife Gabby Giffords' congressional seat in Arizona. "I'm not running," the newly retired astronaut tells CNN in an interview airing today. "My job right now is to make sure Gabby has everything she needs....

Tucson Survivor: Giffords 'Makes Me Want to Vomit'

George Morris was at grocery store event to reprimand her

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords doesn't have to face a ton of partisan rancor these days—but that doesn't extend to George Morris. Morris, a self-described "ultraconservative" in Giffords' district, went to her Congress on Your Corner event on the day of the shooting to reprimand her for voting for...

At Vigil, Giffords Recites 'Pledge of Allegiance'

Stunned crowd moved to tears

(Newser) - Congresswoman Gabby Giffords brought down the house last night with a resounding declaration of the "Pledge of Allegiance" at a candlelight vigil marking the first anniversary of the day she was shot in the head by a gunman. Her voice rang out sure and strong as she led the...

A Year Later, Giffords Heads to Tucson

Giffords visits grocery store site of massacre for first time

(Newser) - A year after she was rushed, clinging to life, from a Tucson Safeway, Gabrielle Giffords yesterday returned to the scene of the shootings that killed six people, reports Reuters . Giffords and husband Mark Kelly also visited the intensive care unit where she was taken, and a nearby hiking trail, which...

Gabrielle Giffords Serves Thanksgiving Meal to Troops

Congresswoman visits Air Force base in Tucson

(Newser) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members and retirees at a military base in her hometown of Tucson. Giffords arrived in the dining hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at midday wearing a ball cap and an apron with her nickname of "Gabby" sewn on...

Gabrielle Giffords Back in Tucson for Thanksgiving

It's her third visit since shooting

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords is home for the holidays. The congresswoman arrived in Tucson last night, marking just the third time she’s been back since the Jan. 8 shooting. She’s remained in Houston in recent months for outpatient therapy. She’ll spend Thanksgiving in Tucson with husband Mark Kelly, her...

Giffords' Hubby Has Bone to Pick With Boehner

House speaker didn't come visit her while in Houston, Mark Kelly writes

(Newser) - Mark Kelly is giving John Boehner a verbal slap over his less-than-heartfelt response to Gabby Giffords' shooting. In Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, Mark Kelly writes that Boehner never quite bothered to visit Giffords, even though he was in Houston, where Giffords was recovering, for the NCAA Final...

Gabrielle Giffords '20/20' Interview: I'll Go Back to Congress When I Get 'Better'
Giffords: I'll Go Back to Congress When I Get 'Better'
'20/20' interview

Giffords: I'll Go Back to Congress When I Get 'Better'

Full '20/20' interview documents recovery

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords worked hard to walk and talk in last night’s 20/20 interview, but even as she gave brief answers to Diane Sawyer’s questions, it was clear the congresswoman could still understand and had retained her memory. Will she return to Congress? Only when she gets “better,...

ABC Shows Video of Giffords' Therapy

Latest preview of Diane Sawyer interview is compelling viewing

(Newser) - The latest preview for Gabrielle Giffords’ interview with Diane Sawyer, which airs on ABC tonight at 10pm, includes riveting scenes from Giffords’ rehabilitative therapy. In one, Giffords sings; in another, she breaks down in tears; in a third, she takes her first halting steps. They’re especially compelling when contrasted...

Giffords Vows to Return to Work
 Giffords Vows to Return to Work 

Giffords Vows to Return to Work

In her new book "Gabby," congresswoman says she'll carry on

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords intends to return to Congress, she vows in a one-page statement at the end of the upcoming memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, out Nov. 15. The rest of the book is written by husband Mark Kelly, according to the AP , which got an advance copy,...

Giffords Narrates Last Chapter of Her Audiobook

Public can hear her voice for first time since shooting

(Newser) - Another milestone to mark in Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery: In the audio edition of her upcoming memoir, the congresswoman herself reads aloud the last chapter. A spokesperson confirms to the Arizona Republic that Giffords has completed the recording for Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope , to be released Nov. 15....

Giffords Back in DC as Husband Retires

Smiles through Biden-led ceremony honoring Mark Kelly

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords was in Washington last night—for the second time since the Tucson attack—to celebrate her husband's career in a retirement ceremony led by Joe Biden. Though the congresswoman still has some verbal difficulty and walks with a limp, she spent the ceremony smiling, waving, and blowing...

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