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Giffords shows great progress, but still struggles

Smiling and cheerful, fussing with her interviewer's hair and nestled in the arms of her husband, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords displayed remarkable progress from the shocking images of her the day after she was shot in the forehead outside a Tucson supermarket.

But she still struggled to form complete sentences and said, with her husband's help, that she wouldn't return to Congress until she was "better."

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Pearce recall vote energizes Democrats

Last week's recall election defeat of the Republican legislator who wrote Arizona's tough anti-immigration law and the seating of Democratic mayors in Phoenix and Tucson have given Democrats renewed hope for picking up the state in next year's Senate and presidential elections.

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Stanton skates into Phoenix’s mayoral post

Democrat Greg Stanton breezed past Republican Wes Gullett to capture Phoenix's mayoral post in spirited race that centered heavily on lifting America's sixth largest city out of the economic doldrums it has felt since its housing market tanked.

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Babeu attacks Perry in robocalls for Romney

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid for automated telephone messages in Iowa accusing rival Rick Perry of contributing to illegal immigration. It is the former Massachusetts governor's first attack message against Perry. And it's the clearest sign yet of Romney's hope of winning Iowa's leadoff caucuses.

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