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Obama orders flags to be flown at half-staff

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(Toledo News Now) – Near and far, President Obama wants the country to remember the victims from a Colorado shooting and released a special order Friday.

President Obama is ordering all flags at public buildings to be flown at half-staff. The order goes into effect immediately and lasts through Sunday.

Obama says it is a mark of respect for victims after a 24-year-old went on a shooting spree killing at least 12 people and injuring nearly 60 more at the premiere of Dark Knight Rises in a movie theater in Aurora, CO.

Buildings include:

  • Public buildings
  • The White House
  • Military posts
  • Naval stations

The president called the shooting a "senseless act of violence" and led a moment of silence for the victims in a speech Friday morning.

Read more about the shooting.

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