Congresswoman's condition stable; 8 hospitalized

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by Pauline Arrillaga

The Associated Press; video by KMOV

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 10 at 7:12 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Doctors are breathing a sigh of relief as Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords reaches a third day without increased swelling in her brain.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael LeMole of Tucson's University Medical Center says Giffords is still responding to doctors and her condition is stable. Her brain remains swollen, but the pressure hasn't increased. He says they're much more optimistic.

Of those injured in the deadly shooting Saturday in Tucson, eight are still hospitalized. Two are in intensive care, with one in critical condition. Five are in serious condition, and two in good condition.

A federal judge, a congressional aide and a 9-year-old girl, Christina Taylor Green, were among the six people killed, while Giffords and 13 others were injured.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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