Comments for: Amid tears, Giffords bids her farewell to Congress

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, at 5:54 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The applause rolled through the big chamber, growing ever louder as hundreds of Republicans and Democrats suddenly realized Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was back in the House. But this time she had come to say goodbye. Fellow lawmakers gave her a fitting send-off: cheers, hugs, a cascade of tributes …

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