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Giffords Intern Gets Back To Work, New Normal

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The intern who helped save the life of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot has returned to his duties at her Tucson office for the first time since the rampage that killed six people.

Daniel Hernandez said Thursday that he's adjusting to a "new normal" in the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings that also injured 13, including the three-term Democrat.

Hernandez's actions have been lauded by President Barack Obama. He says part of that "new normal" is being interviewed by the media and recognized on the street.

But the University of Arizona political science student has returned to his responsibilities, including calling veterans who aren't getting disability payments and talking to Spanish-only speakers to help with various problems.

He says things aren't back to normal and they never will be.

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