Religious strife

CORRECTS EMILY'S LAST NAME TO HILL FROM HOLCOMBE - Vice President Mike Pence hugs Evelyn Hill at Florseville High School during a stop, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Floresville, Texas. A man opened fire inside a church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday, killing and wounding many; Hill was in the church during the shooting but escaped. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 08, 2017 - 9:28 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage that shows the assailant shooting victims in the head during Sunday services, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The official's...
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Attendees make their way through the stands of a football stadium before a vigil for the First Baptist Church shooting victims Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in La Vernia, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 08, 2017 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. But while heart-wrenching details of the rampage that left more than two dozen people dead...
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November 08, 2017 - 7:36 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about a mass shooting at a Texas church, The Associated Press, relying on a family member, reported erroneously that a victim was eight months pregnant. Relatives now say she was due in April.
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November 07, 2017 - 8:52 pm
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley's history of domestic abuse barred him from legally buying guns, but he did so anyway because information about his crimes was never entered into a federal database used for background checks. Kelley is just the latest recent U.S. mass shooter to amass...
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Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined at right by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., answers a question about the mass shooting at a Texas church this week, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2017 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn't report about the Texas church gunman who had assaulted his wife and stepson while an airman. The Air...
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Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Texas, and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visit a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Monday Nov. 6, 2017. The gunman of a deadly shooting at the small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack, authorities said Monday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 10:45 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack in which he fired at least 450 rounds at helpless worshippers,...
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Flags mark evidence on the lawn of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, a day after over 20 people died in a mass shooting Sunday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 10:02 pm
The gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a Texas church was able to buy weapons because the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, authorities said Monday. Federal officials said the...
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Sherri Pomeroy, wife of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost their daughter in Sunday's shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, hugs Pastor Dimas Salaberrios before a news conference down the street from the church, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 8:48 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A sporting goods chain has confirmed that it sold two firearms to the man who shot up a church in a tiny South Texas community, killing 26 people. In a statement posted on the company's social...
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Johnnie Langendorff speaks to reporters about the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Langendorff says he and another man chased down the gunman after he fled the church where he killed more than 20 people. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 8:07 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former National Rifle Association instructor who grabbed his rifle and ran barefoot across the street to open fire on the gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a small-town Texas church was hailed as a hero Monday, along with the pickup truck driver who helped chase...
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FBI agents search for evidence on a road near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen and wounding others. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 5:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump called the Texas church shootings gunman "deranged," the New York bike path attacker "a very sick and deranged person," and the Las Vegas massacre shooter "a sick, demented man." It's a common reaction to mass violence — who in their right mind would commit...
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