Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona has opened her eyes for the first time since being shot four days ago.

That was the good news that the president had to pass on during his speech at the memorial for those who lost their lives in the attack at a Tucson grocery store over the weekend.The president spoke to around 14,000 people inside the University of Arizona's McHale Center while another 13,000 were in attendance outside.

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