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The fatal shooting of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum sent shock waves throughout the nation's capital and across the country and the world.

"I am shocked and saddened by today's shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum," President Obama said Wednesday, just days after speaking emotionally about the Holocaust during a visit to Buchenwald, a former Nazi concentration camp, with Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel.

Authorities said a rifle-wielding man identified as James von Brunn gunned down security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39. Von Brunn remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday from shots fired by other security guards, authorities said. Read full article »

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