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Gabrielle Giffords’ ex-intern targeted by homophobic flyers amid recall effort

Daniel Hernandez, who gained public praise for saving then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) life during a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona is being targeted by both a recall campaign from his own public office and a series of homophobic flyers. The Huffington Post reported on Monday that while Daniel Hernandez…

Mark Kelly tries to rescue baby sea lion from dog attack

Astronaut and husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), Mark Kelly intervened in an attack on a baby sea lion by his daughter’s 65-pound bulldog on Saturday in Laguna Beach, California. According to CBS News Los Angeles, Kelly was, unfortunately, unable to save the animal’s life. Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter…

Members of Congress invite victims of gun violence to State of the Union address

Joining the White House in its demand for tougher gun laws, two dozen US lawmakers will host gun violence victims and relatives Tuesday at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way, with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting…

U.S. Navy names warship after Gabby Giffords

The US Navy named a new warship after Gabrielle Giffords on Friday, honoring the former Arizona lawmaker who survived a gunman’s bullet to the head a year ago. The USS Gabrielle Giffords represented a fitting tribute to a congresswoman who embodies the navy’s “unwavering courage,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives tearful farewell to Gabby Giffords

For once, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wasn’t the one crying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. During a moving ceremony on Wednesday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head last year, made her final appearance in the House as a member of Congress,…

Gabby Giffords announces she will step down from Congress

More than a year after surviving a gunshot to her head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will step down from office to focus on her continued recovery. In a video released from her Youtube page, Giffords expressed her gratitude for the all the support she has received. “I have more work…

Tucson victims prepare for shooting anniversary

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wounded in a deadly mass shooting on January 8 last year, visited a Tucson area park on Saturday as survivors and residents prepared for the somber anniversary on Sunday. A gunman toting a semiautomatic pistol pumped bullet after bullet into a crowd…

BBC in hot water over ‘pandagate’ sexism row

LONDON — It was intended as a lighthearted addition to an otherwise serious list of women who made the headlines in 2011. But the BBC’s inclusion of a panda in its “faces of the year” has kicked up a storm. In a media row dubbed “Pandagate” by users of Twitter,…

Congresswoman Giffords serves turkey at Tucson air base

(Reuters) – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords served a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday to Air Force personnel in her first constituent event since she was shot in the head in January, her office said. Giffords dished out turkey with tongs as she stood between Brigadier General Jon Norman and her husband Mark…

Giffords in first post-shooting interview: Describe husband as ‘brave’

In an interview aired Monday evening, ABC News’ Diana Sawyer visited Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly to discuss the congresswoman’s recovery for the first time from her near death experience in last January’s deadly shooting. When Sawyer asked for a word that would describe her husband,…

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