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Five Years After Tucson Shooting, Gabby Giffords Is in Action

Associated Press TUCSON, ARIZ.—In the past five years, Gabby Giffords has hiked the Grand Canyon, gone skydiving, raced in a 40-mile bike ride and founded an advocacy group that helped persuade President Barack Obama to take executive action on gun 's while recovering from a gunshot wound that nearly killed her, learning to speak again and rehabilitating. Friday marks the anniversary of the 2011 shooting at a Tucson constituent event that left six dead and 13 injured, including the former congresswoman, the target of the attack. Giffords was shot in the head. She has a language disorder known as aphasia…
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Jan Brewer Will Not Seek A Third Term

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will not seek reelection for a third term as she herself said Wednesday. This controversial Republican's politics during her tenure had several confrontations with the government of Barack Obama for her anti-immigrant policy. Brewer ended speculation about whether she would run for a third term. "There comes a time to pass the torch of leadership, so after completing this term in office, I will be doing just that," she said. The governors of Arizona have a maximum of two terms in office. As Brewer came to power midway through her first term, many had speculated that…
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