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Giffords pleads for gun curbs; NRA fights back

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Severely wounded and still recovering, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing Wednesday to act quickly to curb firearms because "Americans are counting on you." Not everyone agreed, underscoring the national political divide over gun control. Giffords' 80-word plea was the day's most riveting moment, delivered in a hushed, halting voice...