WASHINGTON — A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said.
Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police ordered passersby and people in the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings to find shelter. Within two minutes, everyone outside had been shifted to the Capitol. The Capitol was then put on lockdown, with Capitol Police wary in the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting two weeks ago, during which a civilian contractor for the Navy opened fire with a shotgun, killing 13.
The Associated Press reported, “As a warning was sounded, the House abruptly went into recess and lawmakers left the chamber floor. The Senate also suspended business.” The Republican House had just finished passing a bill that would have paid National Guard and Reserve members.
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Highlights of this day in history: The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; ‘MASH‘ premieres. (Sept. 17)
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The Battle of Antietam, by Kurz & Allison, depicting the scene of action at Burnside’s Bridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born. (Sept. 16)
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El considerado rey del Blues con su inseparable Lucille. Author: F. Antolín Hernandez (Soy consciente de que la calidad de las imágenes no es muy buena, pues están escaneadas de fotos de 400 ASA ya antiguas, pero es que me hacía ilusión subirlas). Camara: Olympus OM2 Objetivo: OM 135mm 2.8 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
From The Washington Times:
A Navy spokesman says four have been killed, eight wounded in shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Capt. Ed Buclatin, a spokesman at Naval Installations Command, which is based at the Navy Yard, tweeted:
#BREAKING: 4 killed and 8 injured. One shooter down #NavyYardShooting #Navy #CNICHQ
PRAYERS and CONCERN for ALL AFFECTED.
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4 killed, 8 injured in a shooting at Washington Navy Yard
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“BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings.
In a tweet Wednesday morning, the police department says only that three more suspects are in custody and more details will follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI.
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line.
Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and lies in a hospital prison.”
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“(Reuters) – Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing from security video and an official statement was expected later in the day, a law enforcement source said on Wednesday.
However, no arrest had been made, three separate government and law enforcement sources told Reuters.
Police may make an appeal to the public for more information at a news conference scheduled for later on Wednesday, a government source said.”
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“We Have A Pope!”
“VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pope in a remarkably fast conclave.
Tens of thousands of people who braved cold rain to watch the smokestack atop the Sistine Chapel jumped in joy when white smoke poured out, many shouting “Habemus Papam!” or “We have a pope!” – as the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica and churches across Rome tolled, signaling a pontiff had been chosen.”
CONGRATS to the NEW POPE and GOD BLESS HIM!
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St. Peter’s Basilica at Early Morning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)