The Washington Times - July 20, 2012, 02:36PM

President Obama ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor victims of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

The president’s order is to remain in effect until sunset on Wednesday, and includes U.S. embassies.

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Among other occasions during his presidency, Mr. Obama also ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in January 2011 after the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and wounded then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat.