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3:32pm

Thu September 19, 2013
Politics

Republicans Push Back On Obama's D.C. Court Nominees

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 5:07 pm

President Obama nominates Robert Wilkins, Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard to fill the remaining vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 4.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

If President Obama has his way, he will get to fill three more of the 11 slots on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second most powerful court in the country. Obama already has filled one vacancy with Sri Srinivasan, who was confirmed back in May.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved another nominee for the D.C. Circuit, law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard.

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12:52pm

Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

FBI Chief: Gunman Was 'Wandering Around Looking For People To Shoot'

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 6:11 am

FBI Director James Comey is pictured earlier this month during his swearing-in ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.
Susan Walsh AP

New FBI Director Jim Comey said the man who went on a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday was "wandering around looking for people to shoot" and had no apparent rhyme or reason for killing 12 people.

In his first remarks to reporters since taking office this month, Comey said the gunman, Aaron Alexis, ran out of ammunition for his legally purchased, sawed-off shotgun, exhausting a supply in his cargo pants pocket, and then began using a Beretta wrestled from a guard he had shot.

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5:38am

Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Navy Yard Shootings: Thursday's Headlines

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 6:56 am

Flowers, flags and a child's drawing at a makeshift memorial outside the Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 people on Monday.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters/Landov

Picking up the story from where we last left it, here are some of Thursday's headlines about Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 12 victims and gunman Aaron Alexis died:

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6:08am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

UPDATE: 'So, So Very Sorry,' Says Navy Yard Gunman's Mother

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Aaron Alexis in an undated photo provided by a friend, Kristi Suthamtewakul.
AP

"I don't know why he did what he did and I'll never be able to ask him why," Cathleen Alexis, mother of the man who authorities say killed 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, said in a statement she read to the media at midday Wednesday.

CNN has audio of her comments, in which she also says that "Aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that I am glad."

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3:48pm

Tue September 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Alleged Navy Yard Shooter Got Clearances Despite Troubled Past

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Police say Aaron Alexis, who was killed Monday, gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.
FBI Reuters/Landov

A day after police say a 34-year-old civilian contractor and ex-Navy reservist killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, questions are being asked about how a man with a troubled service record and signs of mental instability had clearance to be on base.

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