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Associated Press, Published January 21 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leaves hospital for rehab

TUCSON, Ariz. - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has left a Tucson hospital for a rehab center in Texas, less than two weeks after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt that killed six.

Giffords is traveling by ambulance to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base with an escort from a group of motorcycle riders from a Veterans of Foreign Wars post who know her.

From there, she'll be taken by medical flight to a Houston airport.

Then she'll be moved by helicopter to the ICU at Texas Medical Center, where she'll be evaluated and then taken to the center's rehabilitation hospital.

A gunman shot Giffords and 18 other people Jan. 8 as she met with constituents outside a grocery store in Tucson. All other survivors have been released from the hospital.


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