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'Gabby' Giffords to skydive on 3rd anniversary of Tucson shooting
'Gabby' Giffords to skydive on 3rd anniversary of Tucson shooting

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona is skydiving Wednesday, the third anniversary of a rampage that killed six people and left the legislator partially paralyzed. Giffords, 43, was one of more than a dozen people who were wounded in the mass shooting that took place Jan. 8, 2011, as the Democratic congresswoman gathered for a meet-and-greet with constituents in Tucson. The injuries Giffords suffered during the massacre halted her political career but gave birth to her new role as a champion of gun control efforts. Skydiving symbolizes Giffords' efforts to continue to wrest control of her life, according to a flurry of tweets and an interview with...

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