Winding down our live coverage
We’re winding down our live coverage.
Here are some key headlines you may have missed during the day:
- “VA offers first account of interactions with gunman”
Aaron Alexis told medical workers at Veterans Affairs medical facilities, where he was seeking treatment for insomnia, that he was not depressed and that he was not considering harming himself or others, according to a VA memorandum.
- “House committee says VA must preserve all Aaron Alexis records”
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee told the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday that it must preserve all records involving its interactions with Aaron Alexis.
- “Capitol Police team ordered to retreat”
A U.S. Capitol Police tactical team rushed to the Washington Navy Yard minutes after the first shootings were reported Monday but was ordered to retreat by one of its commanders, according to a Capitol Police officer familiar with the incident.
- “Hagel announces security, clearance reviews”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a news conference that he is ordering reviews of security as well as clearance at installations.
- “Gunman’s mother releases statement”
The mother of the man identified by authorities as the gunman in the shootings released a statement Wednesday morning.
- “Fund established to help victims, families”
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced that it has established a fund to support the needs of those wounded in Monday’s shooting as well as the families of those who were killed.
- “Dempsey: Budget cuts didn’t impact security”
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert’s earlier testimony in saying that budgetary issues did not impact security at the Navy Yard.