1. EMPATHY

    Giffords to Visit Newtown

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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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