Giffords To Undergo Skull Surgery Today

Two days after watching her husband launch into space, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is scheduled to have surgery today to replace a section of her skull with a plastic implant. A piece of Giffords' skull was removed to leave room for brain swelling shortly after she was shot. She's been wearing a helmet decorated with a picture of the Arizona state flag, but this relatively simply operation will allow her to stop using it.

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