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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, center, smiles during the commencement exercises at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., Monday, June 18, 2012. Giffords husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, an alumnus of the academy, was the commencement speaker. Kelly said that he and Giffords have dedicated their lives to public service and urged the graduates to do the same. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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