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Flags lowered at Capitol to honor Tennessee victims, but not at White House

Posted on AllSides July 21st, 2015
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Congressional leaders ordered the flags at the U.S. Capitol lowered to half-staff Tuesday morning to honor the five victims of last week's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn. -- but no such order came from President Obama, as the White House flag continued to fly at full staff.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement that as Congress returned to session on Tuesday, the flags were lowered for the Navy sailor and four Marines killed.

"Last week, five brave service members were murdered...

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