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8:45am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Rep. Giffords Makes Public Appearance

Taken on May 17, this photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (left) and her mother, Gloria Giffords, was posted on her Facebook page on June 12.
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"She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.

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8:34am

Tue June 28, 2011
U.S.

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered As Wildfire Threatens Los Alamos

Firefighters in northern New Mexico were battling on Tuesday to stall a raging wildfire before it reaches the town that is home to the government laboratory that produced the first atomic bomb.

The 44,000-acre Las Conchas wildfire burned in the mountains above Los Alamos as firefighters spent much of their time putting out spot fires, "the biggest threat we have right now to homes in the community," Deputy Los Alamos County Fire Chief Mike Thompson said late Monday.

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8:21am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Violence Flares At Protests In Greece

"The overwhelming smell is one of tear gas," the BBC's Jon Sopel reports from Athens, where a 48-hour general strike has begun as workers and protesters express their anger over new austerity measures that parliament will vote on Wednesday and Thursday.

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7:55am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Hero Of N.C. State's '83 Championship Killed In Bus Crash

If you're even a casual fan of college basketball, you know the story of the "cardiac kids" from North Carolina State, their coach Jim Valvano and the underdog Wolfpack's remarkable 54-52 win over Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game.

The player who sealed the victory with a last-second dunk, Lorenzo Charles, died Monday when the bus he was driving crashed into some trees in West Raleigh, N.C.

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7:41am

Tue June 28, 2011
Around the Nation

Hawaii Man Travels 300 Miles On Paddleboard

Bart de Zwart climbed on a 14-foot paddleboard, which looks a little like a surfboard, and he paddled 300 miles from Hawaii's Big Island to the island of Kauai. It took him five days at sea.

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