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With halting voice, Giffords speaks out on guns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — She uttered just 80 halting words. But her presence was powerful. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head by a Tucson gunman in 2011, opened the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on gun violence in dramatic fashion Wednesday. "OK," she began, steeling herself before a packed yet hushed committee room. "Speaking is difficult," she continued, pronouncing...