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Suspect charged with attempted assassination of Giffords

• Reuters

The government on Sunday charged a 22-year-old man with attempted assassination in the Arizona shooting rampage and doctors expressed optimism that wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords would recover.

The shooting of Giffords and 19 other people -- six of whom were killed -- in Tucson on Saturday fueled debate about extreme political rhetoric in the United States after an acrimonious campaign for congressional elections in November.

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