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Mass shootings as defined by the FBI happen about every two weeks in America. For nearly a decade, USA Today has been tracking these incidents on a website that paints a grim picture.

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Ryan E. Poppe

Over the weekend,  Gov. Greg Abbott ordered troops serving in Texas National Guard units to be armed while on base.   But those same security requirements appear not to be in place for recruiters working in the civilian population

Abbott’s order is in response to the shooting deaths of three Marines and a U.S. Navy officer at a Tennessee recruiting center.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Baton Rouge police say two 23-year-old Texas women were shot to death in a car, and investigators don’t have any suspects or motive.

Cpl. Don Coppola says in a news release that the bodies of Brandi Gilbert of Plano and Corrin Rayford of Grapevine were found about 11 p.m. Friday in a vehicle parked on the roadside.

Area resident Lyle Hitzman has told media outlets that he called police late Friday because an unfamiliar car was parked in a dark area near his house. He says he did not approach it and was shocked to learn that two women’s bodies had been found inside. He says the neighborhood is a pretty quiet area.

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Dylann Roof, the Charleston church shooting suspect, appears to have set up a website that contains photos of himself and a manifesto-like diatribe against non-whites. The author of the rant writes of being motivated by the Trayvon Martin case and concludes that there is "no choice" but to "take it to the real world."

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