Giffords to Visit Newtown

    FILE - This  Jan. 8, 2012 file photo shows Rep. Gabrielle Giffords waving at the start of a memorial vigil remembering the victims and survivors one year after the Arizona congresswoman was wounded in a shooting that killed six in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords announced, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 she will resign from Congress this week. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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    This is a woman who can truly offer support to the community of Newtown, Conn. Former U.S. representative Gabby Giffords will visit the town on Friday, and attend a private event at a house there. Giffords has made a spectacular recovery after being shot in the head two years ago when a gunman opened fire at a campaign event at a mall in Tucson, Ariz. Six people died that day. Earlier this week, she met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss gun control.

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