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Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General, speaks to press during a press conference about a shooting that occurred earlier in the day Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Fort Hood Military Base. (credit: Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Fort Hood Commander: Actions Of Military Policewoman ‘Clearly Heroic’

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.

04/03/2014

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General, speaks to media during a press conference about a shooting that occurred earlier in the day at Fort Hood Military Base on April 2, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Authorities: Gunman Was Iraq War Vet Being Treated For Mental Illness

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.

04/03/2014

File photo of smoke rising from the rubble of a house next to the West Fertilizer Co. plant that exploded. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw was among the officials who told lawmakers that 129 facilities store at least five tons of ammonium nitrate and other potentially explosive materials. Sixteen of those were fertilizer-mixing facilities similar to the West Fertilizer Co., which blew up following a fire that ignited ammonium nitrate. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Lawmakers: Put Dangerous Chemical Site Info Online

There are 16 fertilizer production sites in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities aren’t clear how many of those might be built near schools or other residential centers, a top state official said Monday.

06/17/2013

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