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After Shooting, Giffords' Condition Remains Uncertain

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The region's lawmakers are keeping Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in their thoughts and prayers after she was shot today in her Arizona district.

Giffords first came to Congress in the anti-Republican sweep of 2006 and became a part of the largest female class in Congress history. She quickly gained respect from both parties with her work on the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees where she worked to increase border security in her Tucson district that borders Mexico.

Giffords also pushed technological development of renewable energy sources, especially solar. The former small business woman and state senator is the only member of Congress married to an active duty military officer. Her husband Mark Kelly is an astronaut who is slated to join his twin brother at the International Space Station. Her family and staff says she's in surgery but no further details are currently available on her condition.

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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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