Gabrielle Giffords is a Congresswoman from Arizona. She made news for a tragic reason in early 2011, as a gunman opened fire at a rally...

Arizona Grocercy Store to Honor Gabrielle Giffords with Monument, Plaque

Arizona Grocercy Store to Honor Gabrielle Giffords with Monument, Plaque

It's the one thing on which voters and politicians from both sides of the aisle can agree: few events this year were more moving than the return of Gabrielle Giffords to Congress last week.

Now, the owners of the Arizona grocery store in front of which Giffords and voters gathered prior to the tragic shooting that left multiple people dead and the Congresswoman hospitalized say they plan on honoring the victims with a monument.

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Gabrielle Giffords Makes Stunning Return to Congress for Debt Ceiling Vote

Gabrielle Giffords Makes Stunning Return to Congress for Debt Ceiling Vote

Amidst a contentious debate over the debt ceiling, with America losing more and more faith in both political parties, Gabrielle Giffords gave us a reason to be hopeful this evening:

Just six months after being shot in the head, the Arizona Congresswoman made a surprise return to Congress and received a standing ovation prior to voting in favor of the resolution. It passed by a count of 269-161.

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Gabrielle Giffords: Released from Hospital

Gabrielle Giffords: Released from Hospital

Gabrielle Giffords has taken a major step on her path to a full recovery.

The Arizona Congresswoman, who was shot in the head by a crazed gunman in January, was released from a hospital in Houston yesterday. She will soon begin outpatient care.

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New Gabrielle Giffords Photos Emerge on Facebook

New Gabrielle Giffords Photos Emerge on Facebook

The first photos of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, taken about five months after she was tragically shot in the head, have emerged on Facebook.

The images depict a a woman in recovery, smiling and with short, dark hair. They were taken by a professional photographer on May 17 at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, a day before Giffords under a cranioplasty.

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Jared Lee Loughner Pleads Not Guilty

For the second time since he allegedly shot 19 people, killing six, Jared Lee Loughner appeared inside a courtroom today. He pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides.

At the moment, the 22-year old faces federal charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and this pair of government officials. He will later face state charges that center on the other victims.

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Parents of Jared Loughner Speak Out, Stunned by Tragedy

Parents of Jared Loughner Speak Out, Stunned by Tragedy

With their son in federal custody and a memorial service for the six victims he's accused of shooting scheduled for Wednesday, the parents of Jared Loughner have broken their silence.

"There are no words that can possibly express how we feel," they wrote in a statement handed to reporters stationed outside their home. "We wish that there were, so we could make you feel better. We don't understand why this happened.

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Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Funeral of Arizona Shooting Victims

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Funeral of Arizona Shooting Victims

Incredibly, and depressingly, it's possible that Jared Lee Loughner is not the most twisted individual associated with the deaths of six people in Arizona over the weekend.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church - an organization that has protested Adam Lambert and Justin Bieber in the past, while picketing Elizbaeth Edwards' funeral last month - plan to cause a scene at the funerals of those killed in Loughner's January 8 shooting spree.

Jared Loughner: The Frightening YouTube Videos

Jared Loughner: The Frightening YouTube Videos

Jared Loughner is the 22-year old accused* of opening fire in Tuscon, Arizona yesterday morning, killing six people and leaving Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

While former classmates have described Loughner as a loner, and his YouTube profiles lists his favorite books as revolution-themed tomes such as "Animal Farm" and "Mein Kampf," videos the alleged shooter posted online have surfaced.

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Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Congresswoman, Shot in Head at Public Event

Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Congresswoman, Shot in Head at Public Event

Gabrielle Giffords was at the center of what President Obama has described as an "unspeakable tragedy" this morning.

The Arizona Congresswoman was one of 20 people shot - 12 of whom are injured, six reportedly killed - during a shooting in Tuscon. The public event was a meeting of constituents that took place outside a Safeway grocery store.

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