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For the third year, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office is collecting holiday cards to send to Southern Arizona hospitalized vets and troops who are deployed overseas. Read more»

Gifford in a May photo, released in June by her office.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in Houston, where she'll continue to undergo outpatient rehabilitation. Giffords spent two weeks in North Carolina, working with a specialist. Earlier: a source close to Giffords disputed the AP's interpretation that she vowed a return to Congress. Read more» 1

Giffords and Kelly

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords vows to return to Congress in her memoir, set to be published Nov. 15, the Associated Press reported. "I will get stronger. I will return," she wrote in "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope." But a source close to Giffords disputed the AP's interpretation. (with video) Read more» 3

Karamargin, right, with Giffords staffers Ron Barber and Gabe Zimmerman. Zimmerman was killed in the Jan. 8 shooting that wounded the congresswoman; Barber was also severely wounded.

C.J. Karamargin, the chief spokesman for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is leaving to become Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Government Relations at Pima Community College. Read more» 3

An honor guard stood watch over Agent Terry's boots, rifle and helmet after a January memorial service at Kino Stadium.

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would name the Border Patrol's Naco station after Agt. Brian Terry, who was killed while patrolling near Rio Rico in December. Read more»

Emily Nottingham said her son, Gabe Zimmerman, pictured on the poster behind her, should be remembered for his life of service and not how he died. Gabe, a staffer for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was killed with six others in January when a gunman opened fire at a Giffords event in Tucson. Lawmakers have proposed naming a room in the Capitol complex in Gabe Zimmerman’s memory.

Update: Gabe Zimmerman's “hard work and ideals... should be recognized here,” his mother told a crowd gathered as members of Congress unveiled a bill to name a room in the Capitol Visitors Center for the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty. (with video) Read more»

Giffords in May, in a photographed released last week.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will return to her hometown of Tucson this weekend for a brief private visit with her family, her office said Friday. "Even when the temperatures hit 100 degrees, there's nothing like knowing you are home," her spokesman said. Read more» 1

Giffords in a May 17 photo, released Sunday by her office.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was "absolutely elated" to be discharged from a Houston hospital Wednesday, and will continue to recover from a shot to the head on an outpatient basis. Read more»

Five months after she was shot through the brain, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords struggles to communicate, an aide told a columnist for the Arizona Republic. Read more» 2


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in a Houston rehab facility following an operation to replace part of her skull last week. Read more» 1


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering well after having a skull implant and shunt placed in her brain Wednesday, her doctors said. A plastic implant was placed over the left side of her skull, where surgeons removed a section of bone to relieve swelling after the congresswoman was shot Jan. 8. Read more» 1

Endeavour lifts off.

"Good stuff," said U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she watched space shuttle Endeavour lift off Monday, commanded by her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly. Giffords' voice sounds normal, and she understands complex concepts, said a staffer. (with videos) Read more» 2


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford plans to travel to Florida to watch as her husband blasts off aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, her office confirmed Friday. Read more»

Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie and Giffords' chief of staff Pia Carusone announced that the organization will build the Gabielle Giffords Family Assistance Center.

The Community Food Bank will open the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center in late September to help families in need. Read more»

Giffords boards an airplane in Houston.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who hadn't been seen in public since the January 8 shootings, was captured on video by KHOU on Wednesday morning boarding an airplane to fly to Florida. Read more»

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