Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Taken on May 17, this photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (left) and her mother, Gloria Giffords, was posted on her Facebook page on June 12. P.K. Weis/Facebook.com/GabrielleGiffords hide caption

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In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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While Rep. Giffords recovers, her staff has continued to work. As this file photo of the office's in/out board shows, though, they do so knowing that one aide — Gabe Zimmerman — was killed in the Jan. 8 rampage. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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