Giffords Makes First Public Appearance

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Nearly seven months after the shooting that nearly killed her, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made her first public appearance on Monday at an event in Houston honoring her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. She entered in a wheelchair and waved to the audience, which applauded. She held Kelly’s hand throughout the ceremony and appeared to chat with the people around her. And she rose from her wheelchair to hug and kiss her husband when he received the Spaceflight Medal. She then left before the end of the event, as they were showing home movies of the crew.