Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced on Sunday that she will be stepping down from Congress.
January 22, 2012 The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.
December 15, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Supreme Court in 2012, and listeners reflect on what was accomplished and lost in Iraq. In the second hour, Mark Kelly talks about his wife Gabby Giffords, and the top video games in the holiday season.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last May.
November 15, 2011 In a message to her constituents, the congresswoman says "representing Arizona is my honor." Her husband tells NPR "it's very possible" she will run for reelection next year. Giffords is recovering from being shot in January.
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) during her interview with ABC News.
November 11, 2011 The congresswoman and her husband have written a book about her recovery from being shot last January. Her interview with ABC offers the first chance for the public to hear from Giffords directly.
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.
June 28, 2011 "She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.
Astronaut Mark Kelly on April 29, 2011.
June 21, 2011 "After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country," he says in a statement. Giffords continues to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered on Jan. 8.
May 16, 2011 Aides say those were the first words from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after she watched this morning as her husband, Commander Mark Kelly, and five other astronauts successfully launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour.
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 16, 2011.
May 16, 2011 With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on hand to watch as her husband and the other five astronauts launched, the shuttle is on what's scheduled to be its last mission.
April 27, 2011 The Arizona lawmaker, still recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, is going to watch her husband and the crew of space shuttle Endeavour launch on Friday.
April 25, 2011 "Medically, there is no reason she could not travel safely to Florida to participate in this incredible event with her husband," the director of the neuroscience institute at Houston's TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital confirmed today.
On Jan. 9, the day after the shooting rampage, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held her husband Mark Kelly's hand as she lay in a Tucson hospital bed.
Rep. Giffords' office/Getty Images
February 14, 2011 The congresswoman continues to show signs of progress as she recovers from the severe head injuries she received in the Jan. 8 shooting rampage at an event she was holding in Tucson.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' hospital room in Houston includes gifts from friends and Navy colleagues of her husband, astronaut/Capt. Mark Kelly.
February 9, 2011 And on Monday, Politico reports, she asked for toast — another sign of progress. Still, her rehabilitation is a "marathon process," says husband Mark Kelly.
February 4, 2011 Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will fly on the space shuttle Endeavour in April, according to an unnamed source cited by the AP.
February 3, 2011 Kelly said his wife "gets a little bit better" every day. And he hopes some good comes out of the shooting tragedy in Tucson.
Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on ABC-TV's '20/20'.
February 2, 2011 She had a "huge day," on Tuesday, Mark Kelly says. No details yet on just what he was referring to. Giffords is recovering from injuries she received in a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson.
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