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Obama orders flags at half-staff for Chattanooga victims

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago July 21, 2015 Jul 21, 2015 Tuesday, July 21 2015 July 21, 2015 12:07 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D. C. - The U.S. flag atop the White House is flying at half-staff in remembrance of five service members who were killed in last week's Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting.

President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday to lower the flag, following similar moves at the U.S. Capitol and even by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The order also follows criticism of the White House.

U.S. flags flown at all public buildings and grounds, including military posts, will fly at half-staff until sunset Saturday.

Four Marines and one Navy sailor were killed during shootings by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez at two Tennessee military sites.

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