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Gabby Giffords' First 2 Words: 'What' and 'Chicken'

Former congresswoman writes about living with aphasia

(Newser) - The revelation that Bruce Willis has the brain disorder known as aphasia has brought a lot of attention to the ailment. Now, another well-known figure with aphasia is shedding light on what it's like to live with it. "Imagine struggling to talk to your loved ones on the...

10 Years After Gunman Nearly Killed Her, Another Trauma

Gabby Giffords writes of waiting to hear news of her husband in the Capitol

(Newser) - Ten years ago this week, a gunman shot Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head in Arizona. A decade later, as a mob besieged the Capitol, Giffords had to wait for the news that her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, was OK. Giffords reflects on both moments in a New York Times ...

He Once Set His Sights on Stars. Now, the Senate

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly to run for US Senate out of Arizona

(Newser) - Retired astronaut Mark Kelly has announced his "next mission"—and it's an ambitious, albeit earthbound, one. "I care about people. I care about the state of Arizona. I care about this nation. So because of that, I've decided I'm launching a campaign for the...

Rep Pulls Gun While Meeting With Gun-Control Advocates

'I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords'

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker in South Carolina took out a loaded pistol while arguing with constituents pushing for better gun control Friday, the Washington Post reports. "I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords," Rep. Ralph Norman tells the Post and Courier , adding, "I don’t mind...

Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

Former Alaska governor says paper defamed her by linking her to Gabby Giffords shooting

(Newser) - Sarah Palin "took a stand" this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting...

Navy's New $475M Warship: USS Gabrielle Giffords

High-speed $475M combat vessel part of controversial Navy program critics say is too costly

(Newser) - A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor. The USS Gabrielle Giffords, constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has completed testing in the Gulf of Mexico and is scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2017,...

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