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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords injured in 2011 Tucson shooting

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January 14, 2011
On January 8, 2011, an armed gunman opened fired at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 13 others were injured including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In the five years that have followed, Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have become fierce advocates for gun reform, and just this week they were at the White House as President Obama announced new executive action to curb gun violence. Among his proposals: more money for mental health screening and increased requirements for background checks.
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After Newtown shooting, President Obama calls for gun control

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December 14, 2012
President Obama invoked the shooting in Newtown that killed 26 elementary school students and teachers as a reason for pushing gun reform.
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Hillary Clinton Testifies on Capitol Hill on Health Care

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October 1, 1993
As Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to October 1993 when the then-First Lady went to Capitol Hill to advocate for President Bill Clinton's health care reform.
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The Confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts

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September 16, 2005
Following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist ten years ago, President George W. Bush nominated D.C. Circuit judge John Roberts to become the 17th chief justice of the United States. In his 10 years as chief, Roberts has overseen a Supreme Court that has expanded the role of money in politics, twice upheld President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act and expanded marriage access to same-sex couples
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Hillary Clinton Declares "Women's Rights are Human Rights"

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September 8, 1995
As Hillary Clinton continues her campaign to be the first female president of the United States, we look back at her speech as First Lady to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing 20 years ago. "If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all," Clinton declared in September 1995.
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Hurricane Katrina's Devastating Impact

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September 2, 2005
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast. Nearly 2000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands more were left homeless by the costliest natural disaster in history.
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Courting Voters at the Iowa State Fair

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August 12, 2011
Four years ago, Gwen Ifill talked to Dan Balz from the State Fair about the impact of Iowa on the Republican presidential field.
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Impact of Early Presidential Debates

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June 17, 2011
As the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 election season approaches, we take a look back in the Washington Week Vault to an early debate in 2011.
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Remembering Washington Week Moderator Paul Duke, 10 Years Later

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July 22, 2005
In July 2005, long-time Washington Week moderator Paul Duke died at the age of 78.