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Congress holding moment of silence to honor Capital Gazette victims

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Mourners carry an urn containing the remains of John McNamara, one of the journalists killed in the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices, at the end of a memorial service, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Mourners carry an urn containing the remains of John McNamara, one of the journalists killed in the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices, at the end of a memorial service, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress will observe a moment of silence Wednesday to honor the five victims murdered during last month's Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Maryland.


Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., said in a press release that he will lead the rest of the Maryland House Delegation in the respectful observance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives some time between 1:45 and 2 p.m.



John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, and Gerald Fischman all died after a gunman attacked the Capital Gazette office June 28 in one of the worst attacks against journalists in America.


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