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Sunday’s Headlines: After mass shooting, Virginia Beach mourns and searches for answers

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After mass shooting, Virginia Beach mourns and searches for answers
Officials could offer no clear motive or explanation for what Police Chief James A. Cervera called a “horrific event of unbelievable proportion.” Authorities identified DeWayne Craddock as the shooter who killed 12 people, and said the guns he used had been legally purchased.
What we know about the victims
One worked for the city government for 41 years; another for just 11 months. A third was a contractor who was filing a permit at the worst time possible.
 
‘He looked me dead in the eye’: Survivors recount the horror
Those who lived through the rampage in Virginia Beach ducked for cover, barricaded themselves and did what countless Americans have learned to do in recent years during active-shooter training.
 
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Neighbors describe shooter as a reserved person who tended to keep to himself
Investigators on Saturday combed through DeWayne Craddock’s life and interviewed city employees to try to explain why the 40-year-old so violently lashed out, killing 12 people.
 
Virginia GOP blocked bill to ban sales of large-capacity magazines
Each year, Democrats propose multiple gun-control measures. Each year, Republican legislators vote them down.
 
Fearing active shooters, employers turn to workers to monitor their peers
How companies are trying to prevent, not just react to, attacks in the workplace.
 
Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators
The move by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission could result in increased federal monitoring of Amazon’s and Google’s business practices, according to three people familiar with the matter.
 
Democrats confront divisions over how to handle increasing calls for Trump’s impeachment
At a California event, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged that he would be held accountable, as activists shouted “Impeach!”
 
How today’s China was shaped by the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago
After the blood had been washed from the streets, the Communist Party began the great reshaping of the country. It created an implicit compact with the people: You can have economic growth, but you can’t have political freedom.
 
 
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Why the shooting in Virginia Beach sets an ominous precedent
The Virginia Beach shooting confirms that gun violence is a national emergency
 
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