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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 4:07pm

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' husband comments on her recovery and pending move to rehab.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to amaze even her caretakers, standing with help from doctors, scrolling through an iPad and even looking out her hospital window.

"These are all fantastic advancements forward, they do indicate higher cognitive function, but I do want to caution everyone that she has a long road ahead of her," neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Lemole said Thursday.

It's a road that on Friday will take her to the renowned Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, said he considered several facilities but in the end Houston made the most sense for their family.

It's closer to his children and his job as an astronaut at Johnson Space Center.

Kelly also made a bold promise: Giffords would soon be back in Tucson.

"She'll be walking talking, and in two months you'll see her walking through the front door of this building," he said.

As Giffords' recovery moves forward so does the investigation of the accused gunman Jared Loughner.

Investigators say surveillance cameras captured detailed, grisly video of the attack.

"What I remember, though, was the deliberation and the purposeful approach that Jared Loughner had as he walked up to Gabrielle Giffords," said lead investigator Richard Kastigar.

A federal grand jury has now formally indicted Loughner.

His first opportunity to answer the initial charges will come in a preliminary hearing set for Monday in Phoenix.
 

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