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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords condition improves

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to amaze her doctors with her recovery, but they're remaining cautiously optimistic.

Giffords is no longer getting help from a respirator and she's been upgraded from critical to serious condition. She responded from the moment she arrived at the emergency room and has made more progress since.

But doctors warn that most people with a bullet wound to the brain don't fully recover.

A tracheotomy on Saturday was uneventful and she also got a feeding tube. Doctors speculate that they might soon know if she can speak.

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