A police boat and helicopter patrol near the scene of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

A police boat and helicopter patrol near the scene of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Credit: AP/Evan Vucci


The story dominating the headlines yesterday was the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The death toll is up to 13, including the shooter. The incident occurred at roughly 8:20 in the morning at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, and caused ripple effects throughout the city. Planes were grounded at Reagan National Airport temporarily, and Senate buildings, the Department of Transportation, and several area schools went on lockdown over the course of the day. The Nationals baseball team also postponed their scheduled game until Tuesday. President Obama classified the shooting as a "cowardly act" in a previously-scheduled speech. The Atlantic Wire notes that this is the 20th mass shooting during Obama's time as president.

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San Francisco's Presidio Trust is slated to post three radically different proposals—one by filmmaker George Lucas—for a cultural project on the bay-side land near the Golden Gate Bridge. [The New York Times]

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An editorial in The Chicago Tribune asks President Obama to declare the Pullman Historic District a national park. [The Chicago Tribune]

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