Governor Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

Governor Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

Governor Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

Less than 24 hours earlier, the city of Annapolis had confirmed to NPR that the president had declined its request. "I thought he was smart and amusing and wise", Tyler told The Associated Press shortly before the gathering began.

Attendees at the "celebration of life" on Monday said they would remember Hiaasen for how he lived, rather than the way he died senselessly at the hands of a gunman.

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley requested American flags be lowered to half-mast across the USA to honour the five employees shot dead at The Capital newspaper.

Acting Police William Krampf described the incident as a targeted attack during a press conference last week.

She said the mayor "sees these murders as an attack on the freedom of the press as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution".

"It's just as important as any other tragedy", Mr Buckley said. "To the family, friends, and colleagues at the Capital Gazette and its parent company, the Baltimore Sun, you have the deepest sympathies of a state in mourning". "It's a little bit of comfort".

The White House issued the following proclamation.

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He said the border patrol not ICE is responsible for separating families at the border, noting the two are separate agencies. As a result, children were separated from their families and held first in "processing centers", then in shelters.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fields questions from reporters over what happened with the Annapolis mayor's request to lower US flags on federal property.

"I was seriously concerned he would threaten us with physical violence", Marquardt said, according to the Daily Mail. "But there's certain protocol that is followed". "To not lower the flag unfortunately says a lot about the president's view of the members of the media".

Trump has ordered flags to be lowered following other mass shootings, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland state flags to be flown at half-staff from Friday through Monday.

In an interview with CBS News correspondent Chip Reid, Paul W. Gillespie, a photographer at the paper who survived the shooting, wore a shirt saying "journalism matters today more than ever", and he told Reid he wore it to deliver a message.

Trump's order Tuesday applies to flags on public grounds throughout the US and at diplomatic facilities overseas.

A newspaper vending machine sells copies of the Capital newspaper, which has continued to publish in the wake of a shooting last week that left five people dead.

Hannah Hiaasen, his youngest daughter, said the family called him "Big Rob" - a nickname that perfectly fit the journalist who stood 6-foot-5.

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