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House approves federal debt bill, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrives to vote

Published 08/01/2011, West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON — Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House tonight, a scant day before the deadline for action — the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ first appearance in Congress since suffering a head wound in a shooting six months ago.

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