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Gabrielle Giffords to receive JFK Profile in Courage Award

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who survived a gunman’s rampage that left six dead in 2011, was named this year’s recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced the award Friday morning, citing Giffords’s political, personal, and physical courage in her “fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence.”

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