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Trump orders flags lowered in honor of Capital Gazette victims

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President Trump has ordered flags that flags across the country be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of the five victims killed in the Capital Gazette shooting last week.

The big picture: Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said yesterday that his request to lower flags was denied by the White House, per the Baltimore Sun. But, according to ABC News' Karen Travers, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that while the denial came via the White House's official protocol, Trump himself made the call after hearing about the request.