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Bethany Woll left Tracy Roberts pay their respects near offices U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords D-Ariz. during candlelight vigil for Giffords

Bethany Woll, left, and Tracy Roberts pay their respects near the offices of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., during a candlelight vigil for Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. | Chris Carlson~AP

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Updated: May 6, 2011 1:14PM



TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Doctors are breathing a sigh of relief as Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords reaches a second day since her surgery without increased swelling in her brain.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Lemole of Tucson’s University Medical Center says Giffords is still responding to doctors and her condition is stable. Her brain remains swollen, but the pressure hasn’t increased. He says they’re much more optimistic.

Of those injured in the deadly shooting Saturday in Tucson, eight are still hospitalized. Giffords is in critical condition. Five others are in serious condition, and two in good condition.

A federal judge, a congressional aide and a 9-year-old girl, Christina Taylor Green, were among the six people killed, while Giffords and 13 others were injured.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Doctors are breathing a sigh of relief as Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords reaches a third day without increased swelling in her brain.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael LeMole of Tucson’s University Medical Center says Giffords is still responding to doctors and her condition is stable. Her brain remains swollen, but the pressure hasn’t increased. He says they’re much more optimistic.

Of those injured in the deadly shooting Saturday in Tucson, eight are still hospitalized. One is in critical condition. Five are in serious condition, and two in good condition.

A federal judge, a congressional aide and a 9-year-old girl, Christina Taylor Green, were among the six people killed, while Giffords and 13 others were injured.



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