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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

Twenty Female Senators Break Congressional Gender Gap Record

Today, 20 women make history. When they are sworn in to the 113th Congress at noon, America’s female senators will comprise the largest-ever class of women in the upper chamber. The 20 senators (three more than in the 112th Congress)...

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In a private Senator's Only room in the Capitol, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), center, is surrounded by her fellow women Senators, Senators Lisa Murkowski (I-AK), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Claire McCaskill (D-MS), in celebration of her record years of service as the longest serving female lawmaker in Congress, on March 20, 2012.

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In a private Senator's Only room in the Capitol, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), center, is surrounded by her fellow women Senators, Senators Lisa Murkowski (I-AK), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Claire McCaskill (D-MS), in celebration of her record years of service as the longest serving female lawmaker in Congress, on March 20, 2012.

Women Would Have Fixed It By Now — Senate’s Female Class of ’12 Says

If the women of the House were in charge, this cliff business would be taken care of already. That’s the message from the women of the Senate — with a record-setting 20 ready to take office in January — who...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Obama: Not the First `Bad Night’

President Barack Obama maintains that the “fundamentals” of the presidential contest are unchanged following a weak debate performance in Denver that gave a polling boost to Republican rival Mitt Romney. “Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad...

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Supporters shout "USA! USA!" as they attempt to drown out a protester  as Mitt Romney campaigned in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

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Supporters shout "USA! USA!" as they attempt to drown out a protester as Mitt Romney campaigned in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

Romney on Obama’s `Shoot First, Aim Later’ Critique: `Politics’

What does Mitt Romney have to say about President Barack Obama’s “shoot first, aim later” comment about his Republican rival’s approach to important matters? “Well, this is politics,” Romney says. “I’m not going to worry about the campaign.” Romney’s remarks...

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Video of former president George W. Bush is played during the Republican National Convention.

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Video of former president George W. Bush is played during the Republican National Convention.

Jeb Bush: George Bush Unfair Target for Obama After Four Years

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, son of one president and brother of another, will address the Republican National Convention tomorrow night, before the party nominates Mitt Romney for president. This is a convention that has yet to prominently acknowledge the...

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