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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Oregon victims

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the state flag at half-staff in honor of the nine people shot dead last week at an Oregon community college. Scott announced the move in a Sunday afternoon memo. “(P)ursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local, state, and federal buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida,” Scott said. The flags will remain at half-staff until…

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Donald Trump on Oregon shootings: ‘You’re always going to have problems’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday said the most recent campus shooting in Oregon could have happened anywhere, adding that there are already “very strong laws on the books” to address gun violence. Trump joined MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program by phone – his 13th time on the show, either in person or on the phone, since declaring himself a candidate for 2016. He spoke the day after a 26-year-old man walked into a morning class at Umpqua Community College in rural Oregon and opened fire,…

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