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Following the death of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, President Obama said that "attacks on police are an attack on all of us."

Three officers were killed and three others were wounded in an encounter that began shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. Louisiana law enforcement said they believe the gunman who shot at officers was killed at the scene. A law enforcement source confirmed to NPR the identity of the shooter as Gavin Eugene Long.

From Texas Standard:

According to reports, the Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been questioned by the FBI twice – in 2013 and 2014. But yet, he wasn't on their watch list.

Paul Miller, associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, says the FBI's internal processes are fairly opaque.

"I'm not convinced they are very consistent from case to case either," he says. "The FBI handles a very large caseload, they go through these things all the time. They can't afford to put everyone on the watch list."

 


Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

The family of the Lieutenant Colonel who was shot to death at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Friday is asking for privacy. 

Lieutenant Colonel William A. Schroeder's wife is asking that the community respect the family’s privacy while they mourn.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The U.S. Air Force has released the names of two people killed at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland in what is being classified as workplace violence.  Initial reports of an active shooter put the base on lockdown Friday morning.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Nerves were rattled inside and outside Lackland Air Force Base as law enforcement looked for an active shooter. Those trying to enter Lackland sat in a quarter-mile line of cars stopped at the entrance. Jacob Trevino waited almost three hours before a lockdown was lifted and he could get to work.


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