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Biden orders flags lowered to honor victims of ‘senseless’ Atlanta spa shootingsPresident Joe Biden ordered flags at all federal buildings in the U.S. and abroad flown at half-staff Thursday to honor the eight people killed in shootings at three spas in Georgia this week. In a presidential proclamation, Biden said flags shall remain lowered at the White House and other federal buildings through sunset on March 22 “as a mark of respect” for the victims of the “senseless” shooting spree in the Atlanta area on Tuesday. Six of the victims in Tuesday’s assault were Asian American women, but local l…

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