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President to attend memorial service for Navy Yard shooting victims

11:32 AM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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FILE: President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House Tuesday. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service on Sunday for the victims of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama wants to mourn the loss of the victims in Monday's massacre and share in the nation's pain in the aftermath of another mass shooting.

Details about where and when the memorial will take place have not been announced.

A dozen people were killed in the shooting. The shooter, Aaron Alexis, was also killed.

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