Religious strife

Two hearses arrive with the caskets of Richard and Therese Rodriguez at the Sutherland Springs Cemetery, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The two were killed when a man opened fire inside the Sutherland Springs First Baptist church on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 11, 2017 - 8:54 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Two white hearses carrying the bodies of a couple killed in last weekend's Texas church shooting were followed by a long procession of vehicles Saturday evening that avoided passing the church, where more than two dozen people were fatally shot. Mourners instead...
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First responders join in prayer following a Veterans Day event, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, near the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 11, 2017 - 5:57 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas church shooting (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A woman who worked with the gunman who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church says he'd shake with rage and seemed obsessed with a man who killed nine people in a South Carolina church...
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Rod Green, left, and his wife Judy, work with David Shields, right as they prepare to open By His Grace, a food pantry affiliated with Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The Greens wanted to open the food pantry, which is located next to the church, despite the recent shooting at the small South Texas community where more than two dozen were killed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 10, 2017 - 4:08 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The reopening of a food pantry offered this stricken Texas community another chance to mourn Friday as the charity resumed its weekly operations five days after more than two dozen people were killed at the church next door. People crowded inside the By His Grace...
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A woman visits a makeshift memorial along the highway for the victims of the church shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 10, 2017 - 1:41 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas church shooting (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The sanctuary of the small-town Texas church where a gunman carried out a massacre will be turned into a temporary memorial for the more than two dozen victims. The grounds steward of First...
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This undated photo provided by her brother Jimmy Stevens shows Peggy Warden. When a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson Zach Poston, getting fatally shot as she protected the 18-year-old, who then shielded a child who had been hiding under a pew, according to relatives. (Courtesy of Jimmy Stevens via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 10:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson when a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist Church, getting fatally shot as she protected the 18-year-old, relatives said. The teen then shielded a child hiding under a pew. Warden, 56, was...
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Crosses showing shooting victims names stand near the First Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, 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 09, 2017 - 8:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Texas church shooting victims and their families could have a hard time successfully suing the government over the Air Force's failure to submit the gunman's criminal history to the FBI — a step that would have blocked him from legally buying weapons. Relatives of the more than two...
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November 09, 2017 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. Air Force official is publicly acknowledging for the first time that the domestic abuse charges for which the Texas church shooter was court martialed in 2012 should have been reported to the FBI. The Air Force had previously said that Devin P. Kelley's conviction was...
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Crosses showing shooting victims names stand near the First Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, 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 09, 2017 - 1:53 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:05 am
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a memorial service attended by Vice President Mike Pence for the victims of the Texas church shooting, The Associated Press misquoted Pence when he spoke during the service. Pence said "if the attacker's desire was to silence their testimony...
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This undated student ID photo released by the Seguin Independent School District shows Annabelle Pomeroy. The 14-year-old's parents, pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and Sherri Pomeroy, were out of town when a man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, killing more than two dozens, including Annabelle. (Seguin Independent School District via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 1:24 am
LA VERNIA, Texas (AP) — When gunfire tore through the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the bullets claimed eight children and teenagers among the more than two dozen who were killed. It was the largest number of children to die in a mass shooting since 20 perished at Sandy Hook...
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