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13 Killed in Ft. Hood Massacre

Our hearts go out to the family members of all those killed in a deadly shooting at the Ft. Hood Army Base on Thursday.  13 were left dead with others injured in a shooting spree. According to reports, many of the casualties were undergoing final medical screenings before being sent off to join American forces in Afghanistan. Details are being reported all across the media, as President Obama has called the shootings "tragic" and "a horrific outburst of violence." Governor Rick Perry of Texas ordered all Texas flags to be lowered to half-mast until Sunday. While most mainstream media are being careful not declare this an act of violence motivated by radical ideology, some outlets are already reporting that the assailant was a devout Muslim, and disgruntled with the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can be sure that we will be watching closely as details about this tragedy unfold.