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DC NAVY YARD SHOOTER WAS RESERVIST
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says a gunman who opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011.
The Navy said in a release Monday that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, of Texas, left the Navy on Jan. 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class. It's not immediately clear why he left.
Alexis had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Navy says his home of record was New York City.
Alexis was one of 13 people killed during the rampage.
SENATE LIFTS SOME RESTRICTIONS AS SHOOTER SOUGHT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate officials lifted some restrictions on their side of the U.S. Capitol complex Monday while authorities searched for a potential second suspect in the Navy Yard shootings.
Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer restricted people from leaving or entering Senate buildings for part of the day. By late afternoon, he said people would be allowed to leave the buildings but only senators and staff would be allowed to enter before Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Gainer said he had no information to suggest the Senate, its members or staff were in danger but restricted access and exits to the buildings out of an abundance of caution.
"We have too little information on the possibility of additional shooters," Gainer said in an email. In a memo to Senate personnel, Gainer said the policy would remain in effect "until we deem the situation safe in the neighboring community."
The House side of the Capitol complex, which is closer to the Navy Yard, remained open.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced that the shootings a little over a mile south of the Capitol had prompted him to adjourn the Senate and postpone votes until Tuesday.
Authorities said as many as two gunmen opened fire Monday morning inside the nearby Washington Navy Yard, killing at least 12 people in an attack on office workers at the heavily secured military installation in the nation's capital. One gunman was dead and police hunted for a second possible attacker.
PAKISTAN'S MALALA, SNOWDEN NOMINATED FOR EU PRIZE
BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have nominated several candidates for the bloc's top human rights prize, including Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
The European Parliament said in a statement late Monday they were among seven nominees for this year's Sakharov prize. The finalist for the prestigious 50,000 euro ($65,000) award will be chosen next month.
The 16-year-old Malala, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year on her way home from school, was jointly nominated by three caucuses, making her the likely front-runner.
Snowden, who leaked a trove of documents on U.S. surveillance agencies' spying programs, was nominated by the Greens, a smaller pro-environment group.
The prize is considered the Europe's top rights award. Previous winners include Nobel Peace Prize laureates Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela.
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