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Rep. Giffords released from Houston hospital
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was released from a Houston hospital Wednesday, five months after being shot in the head during a Tucson political event.
Mrs. Giffords will move to League City, a town 26 miles south of Houston, to a home owned by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. She will continue outpatient therapy at a facility that is part of the TIRR Memorial Hermann system, the hospital where she has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation since late January.
Mrs. Giffords, who was shot in the left side of her head and has been struggling to relearn how to speak and walk, will be assisted by a 24-hour home health provider, according to a statement from the hospital.
“Anyone who knows Gabby knows that she loves being outside,” Mr. Kelly was quoted as saying. “Living and working in a rehab facility for five months straight has been especially challenging for her. She will still go to TIRR each day but from now on, when she finishes rehab, she will be with her family.”
Kissinger donates his papers to Yale
NEW HAVEN — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped steer Vietnam War policy, will donate his collection of some 1 million documents and objects covering his life as a diplomat, teacher and private citizen to Yale University.
Yale President Richard Levin said Wednesday that the collection will enhance Yale’s archives of 20th century American leaders. Yale holds the papers of renowned former diplomats and alumni Henry Stimson, Dean Acheson and Cyrus Vance, as well as those of President Woodrow Wilson’s most influential adviser, Edward House.
Some materials could be available soon, but other parts of the collection could take some time to make available to the public, Yale history professor John Gaddis said, noting there was an ongoing effort to get documents from the 1970s declassified.
Yale says Mr. Kissinger made a financial contribution to the digitization of his government papers held at the Library of Congress, so those papers will be available at Yale.
Mr. Kissinger was national security adviser and secretary of state under President Richard M. Nixon and continued as chief diplomat during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for his role in negotiations with his North Vietnamese adversary that led to a peace accord.
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