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On Monday, September 16, a gunman walked into the Washington Navy Yard and killed 12 people, before being shot and killed by police. The rampage, which drew a massive response from local and federal law enforcement, was the single biggest mass casualty incident in the District since 1982.

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U.S. Capitol Police To Investigate Claims That Team Was Told To Stand Down During Shootings

Reports that a U.S. Capitol Police team arrived within minutes of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard but was told by a supervisor to stand down is prompting some people to ask whether Monday's death toll could have been lower.
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In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting, Mayor Gray Points To Virginia Gun Laws

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis purchased the shotgun he used in Monday's attack in Lorton, Va., drawing criticism from D.C.'s mayor for the ease with which it was acquired.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Who Gets Security Clearances And Why?

Monday's violence at the Washington Navy Yard prompted many questions about how the suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis, was able to get the security clearance to enter the installation. Kojo talks with experts about the background checks required for government security clearances and explores why an individual like the alleged shooter may have passed the test.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Coordinating Police Response To Navy Yard Shooting

A federal emergency management expert talks about why workers at Navy Yard were instructed to shelter in plce instead of fleeing and whether military installations are uniquely prepared to handle a situation like this.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray & Council Member Tommy Wells On Navy Yard Aftermath

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells talk about the district's ongoing response to the Navy Yard shootings.

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Two Funds Created For Victims Of Navy Yard Shootings

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced today that it has created two funds in the wake of Monday's Navy Yard massacre that left 12 people and the gunman dead.

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The Diane Rehm Show: Gun Violence And The Debate Over Gun Control Legislation

Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts discussed the problem of gun violence nationwide in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting.

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Navy Yard Shooter Reported Hearing Voices To Police In August

More information about Aaron Alexis, the alleged Navy Yard shooter, is emerging, including an August incident in which he reported hearing voices to police in Rhode Island.

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With Gun Control Measures Unlikely, Congress Turns Focus To Contractors

Congress won't likely debate any new gun control measures in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings, but legislators are looking into the type of access granted to contractors.

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Police Chief Lanier: Navy Yard Response 'Nearly Flawless'

The emergency response to the Navy Yard mass shooting on Monday was "nearly flawless," according to the D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.