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San Antonio mayor asks for undocumented to be protected from deportation

Austin, Texas, Apr 14 (EFE).- The Obama administration should change its deportation policy to protect undocumented immigrants who have family members who are U.S. citizens, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says. "We should look at people who have been here for more than 10 years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro, one of the Democratic Party's highest-profile Latinos, said in an interview with EFE.

San Antonio mayor asks for undocumented to be protected from deportation

Austin, Texas, Apr 14 (EFE).- The Obama administration should change its deportation policy to protect undocumented immigrants who have family members who are U.S. citizens, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says. "We should look at people who have been here for more than 10 years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro, one of the Democratic Party's highest-profile Latinos, said in an interview with EFE.

Funeral in Missouri for soldier killed at Fort Hood

ROLLA, Missouri (Reuters) - Mourners gathered in Rolla, Missouri, on Saturday for the funeral of one of three U.S. soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base earlier this month. Friends and family of Iraq war veteran Timothy Owens, 37, a native of Effingham, Illinois, attended a private service at First Baptist Church. Outside the church, several dozen motorcyclists, many of them veterans, prepared to escort the hearse to the cemetery.

Obama returns to Fort Hood for second memorial service in five years

By Steve Holland and Lisa Maria Garza FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - As the U.S. flag snapped at half-staff in a stiff breeze, President Barack Obama for the second time in five years attended a solemn memorial service on Wednesday for victims of a tragic shooting at Fort Hood Army base.

U.S. lawmaker urges easing gun rules on bases after Fort Hood shooting

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look at arming commanders and easing restrictions for carrying weapons on military posts in the United States in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Fort Hood base in Texas, a prominent congressman said on Sunday.

U.S. Army seeks motive for Fort Hood shooting rampage

The base was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009 in which a former Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

Factbox: Fort Hood shooting is the latest at U.S. military bases

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier on Wednesday opened fire in two administration buildings on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, killing three service members and injuring 16 others before taking his own life. Army officials on Thursday identified Specialist Ivan Lopez, 34, as the suspect in what was the biggest mass shooting at the base since 2009. A list of other recent and deadly shootings on U.S. military bases follows.

Suspected Fort Hood shooter showed no suicidal tendencies-U.S. Army Secretary

(Reuters) - The suspected shooter who killed three people at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood before killing himself was being seen by a psychiatrist and showed no signs of violence or suicidal tendencies, U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh said on Thursday. McHugh also told a U.S. Senate committee there was no indication that the soldier was involved with any extremist organizations. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Paul Thomasch)

Main points of new Fort Hood shooting

The latest random shooting in the epidemic of gun violence in America began with a depressed, angst-ridden Iraq war veteran shooting at colleagues at an army base in Texas and ended with him taking his own life. The tragedy that claimed four lives and wounded 16 other people unfolded Wednesday night at Fort Hood, a sprawling installation that was devastated by a shooting rampage in 2009 that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded.

Four dead in new shooting at Fort Hood US base

A soldier with "mental health issues" killed three people and wounded 16 before turning the gun on himself Wednesday at Fort Hood, the US military base devastated by a deadly 2009 shooting rampage. Base commander Lieutenant General Mark Milley said the gunman, who served in Iraq in 2011, was being treated for depression and anxiety, and being checked for possible Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All of the dead and wounded were military personnel. At least four of those injured were hospitalized in critical condition.
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