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Giffords returns home to Tucson

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Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has moved home to Tucson.

Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, reportedly bought a home recently in Tucson and moved in on Aug. 12. She has been in Houston undergoing rehabilitation after being shot in Tucson in January 2011.

The Arizona Democrat resigned from Congress in January to concentrate on her rehabilitation. She will continue her therapy in Tucson, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Giffords, who is Jewish and a member of a local synagogue, was shot in the head at a Jan. 8, 2011 meet-the-constituents event outside a supermarket in Tucson. The gunman, Jared Loughner, killed six people. Giffords was among 14 people wounded.

Loughner last week pled guilty in a plea bargain that would send him to prison for life. — jta


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