PHOTO: An armed officer who said he is with the Department of Defense, warns a vehicle to stay away from the gate at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, on Sept. 17, 2013

17, 2013, the day after a gunman launched an attack inside the Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the military installation in the heart of the nation’s capital. More: Navy Yard Shooter Cursed Woman in Wheelchair in Days Before Rampage Three days later, Alexis called Newport, R.I., police with a strange story about hearing voices in his head and being under surveillance by shadowy forces after an altercation at a Virginia airport. The public already knows much of what followed — including trouble-filled stays at a Marriott in Newport, R.I., visits to a Veterans Affairs medical facility there and then a trek to the Washington, D.C., area.
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Housing Starts Up in August

This was 0.9% higher than July, and 19% up over the same month last year. Housing completions were also up by 0.3% compared to July, and by 12.1% over August of 2012. Slightly more disconcerting was the trend in building permits, which are widely [read] viewed as a leading indicator of both starts and completions. On a sequential basis, they were down by 3.8%, though single-family permits were higher by 3%.
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