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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate.

Gabrielle Giffords, GU students speak at gun control hearing

OLYMPIA – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Washington legislators to “be bold, be courageous” and require wider background checks on gun sales. Gun rights advocates urged lawmakers to protect constitutional rights and pass a competing initiative. But even before testimony began in a packed hearing room Tuesday, it was clear the Legislature is likely to do neither.

Giffords praises NY’s stricter gun control efforts

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made her first visit to a gun show since she was shot in 2011, attending a New York event Sunday with her husband, Mark Kelly, and the state’s attorney general. It was no casual trip to the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair, but part of a political tour to showcase New York’s aggressive policing of buyers at gun shows.

Obama meets with wounded congresswoman Giffords

President Barack Obama has met with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January. The president and the lawmaker were in Florida to witness the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, is the mission commander.

NASA delays Endeavour’s last launch to Monday

A historic next-to-last space shuttle launch was scratched Friday because of mechanical problems, spoiling a visit from the president and dashing the hopes of the biggest crowd of spectators in years, including the mission commander’s wounded wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.