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A memorial service for the 13 victims of last week’s shooting at Fort Hood will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. President Obama and the First Lady will attend the service and the President is expected to meet with the families of those who were killed. The service will be live on CNN starting at 1:30 p.m. ET and it will also be streamed on CNN.com/live.
Last night we learned that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the army psychiatrist accused of perpetrating the killings at Fort Hood apparently told senior Army physicians more than a year ago that Muslim soldiers should be allowed to be released as conscientious objectors instead of fighting in wars against other Muslims. He also was known for speaking out about Islam, suicide bombers and threats the military could encounter from Muslims conflicted about fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Were these red flags? Could these have been missed opportunities for officials to intervene? And although investigators believe Hasan acted alone, his communications were flagged by U.S. intelligence agency in late 2008, according to the FBI. Drew Griffin will have the latest developments for us tonight.
Editor's Note: After last night's AC360°, we heard from many of you about the DC Snipers. Some commented about the unfortunate timing of the DC sniper story, given the recent shootings at Fort Hood and in Orlando last week. What do you think? Let us know! We always want to hear your feedback.
Anderson, the sniper killings in Delaware is a horrible story. I hope there is a good reason for bringing it back up now. Sometimes I turn off your show because it is too gruesome.
The coverage of the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall was absolutely idiotic. The Wall fell. It was due to Reagan's famous line which was almost not given. Can anything be more sophomoric in its superficiality and sensationalism? The event deserves a real report. Shame on you!
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