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Rep. Duckworth Announces Birth of Baby Girl

Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey was born Tuesday, Nov. 18, U.S. Rep says

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    9/1/2014: Iraq veteran and double amputee from Hoffman Estates expecting baby girl in December. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 1, 2014)

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and her husband announced Thursday the birth of their new daughter two days earlier.

    The couple, who publicly announced the pregnancy in September, named the newborn Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey.

    "We are grateful for the love and support of our family and friends. We also appreciate the respect for our privacy during this important moment in our lives," Duckworth said in a statement.

    She said the girl's middle name was selected by Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii.

    Duckworth, an Iraq veteran and double amputee, is a Democrat from Hoffman Estates. Her September announcement was part of a segment about four amputees from the Iraq War who  recently had babies or were pregnant.


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