POLITICO Playbook: The aftermath in Virginia Beach

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A man places American flags at a makeshift memorial in front of a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo


SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS IN VIRGINIA BEACH — “‘We are a heartbroken city’: After mass shooting, Virginia Beach mourns and searches for answers,” by WaPo’s Laura Vozzella, Ian Shapira, Justin Jouvenal and Gregory S. Schneider in Virginia Beach: “He was a longtime employee with an office access card. He carried two legally purchased firearms. Police arrived within moments of the first shots.

“Nothing in the immediate aftermath of Friday’s mass shooting stands out as a breakdown in security. And yet 12 people who showed up as usual to a city office building — 11 employees and one contractor filing a

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