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Gabbie Giffords To Mark Anniversary of Shooting By Skydiving

The former member of Congress was shot on this day three years ago

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PHOENIX (AP) — In the three years since she was severely injured in a mass shooting at a political event,Gabrielle Giffords made an impressive recovery, learned to walk again and founded a national political organization. On Wednesday, while others will hold bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies, she will mark the anniversary by skydiving.

The former congresswoman's jump will be broadcast on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday.