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Giffords To Step Down Next Week

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will step down from Congress to more fully concentrate on her recovery from a shooting attack last year. In a video message posted online, Giffords said she is getting better every day. Guy Raz

Gingrich's Win, Romney's Taxes And What They Mean

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday he would release his 2010 tax returns on Tuesday. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports Romney is ceding to increased pressure that might have contributed to his loss in South Carolina's Primary. Guy Raz talks with NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving about Newt Gingrich's upset in South Carolina's primary and what it means for the GOP race.

Romney, Gingrich Appeals To GOP Right Raise General-Election Hurdles

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are redoubling their efforts to appeal to the Republican Party's base, which ranges from somewhat to very conservative. To do so, they are sounding conservative themes that may boost their chances to win GOP primaries but could harm their ability to beat President Obama.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords To Resign From Congress

The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.

Gingrich Applauds Romney's Tax Decision; Santorum Declares Three-Man Race

The morning after a stinging defeat in South Carolina, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he would release his most recent tax returns this week, ahead of the Florida primary. The move was applauded by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who won South Carolina.

Mexican Cousins Keep Romney's Family Tree Rooted

Mitt Romney's forebears migrated south of the border in the late 1800s, but most returned to the U.S., fleeing the violence of the Mexican revolution. One branch of the family found their way back to Mexico and follow their cousin's campaign with pride.
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Marion Barry Released From Hospital

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry has been released from Sibley Memorial Hospital following a procedure involving the urinary tract.


After Gingrich 'Slam Dunk,' GOP Battle Intensifies

Newt Gingrich's decisive win in South Carolina ensures that the GOP primary season will remain competitive for weeks to come. 


This Time, South Carolina GOP Bets Its Winning Streak On A Long Shot

It may have been the rudest gesture South Carolina has shown the national GOP since Fort Sumter.