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Rep. Giffords will resign, concentrate on recovery

Ariz. election will choose her successor Shooting victim’s courage praised

By Jennifer Steinhauer
New York Times / January 23, 2012
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., whose unlikely recovery from a shooting last year stirred her colleagues and the nation, said Sunday that she would resign from Congress to focus on improving her health. In a video released Sunday afternoon, Giffords, in a halting voice, explained: “I don’t remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice. Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover.’’

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