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From left; Former Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., her husband Mark Kelly, and Roxanna Green, obscured, the mother of the nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green who was killed while attending the meeting of constituents when Giffords was shot, attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, to unveil the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)

From left; Former Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., her husband Mark Kelly, and Roxanna Green, obscured, the mother of the nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green who was killed while attending the meeting of constituents when Giffords was shot, attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, to unveil the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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