az shooting 3851 KXNT Checks On Giffords Recovery

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has a big day ahead of her. 

Doctors confirmed yesterday that less than a week after being shot in the head, Giffords can move both legs, both arms and open both eyes.  The next big test comes today when Giffords is expected to be moved from her hospital bed to a sitting position in a chair.  Later, doctors may try to remove her breathing tube.  Giffords was one of 20 people shot last Saturday outside a Tucson, Arizona grocery store.  Six people died.  One of the victims, Federal Judge John Roll, will be laid to rest today.

President Obama will attend today’s funeral for veteran U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke.  Holbrooke was the special U.S. envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.  During his lengthy career, Holbrooke also served in the administrations of Presidents Clinton and Carter.  He died at the age of 69 after undergoing heart surgery last month.

To learn more, KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS correspondent Stephan Kaufman.


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