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Rep. Pete Aguilar kept it together as he asked for prayers and a moment of silence to reflect on the victims of the Dec. 2 massacre in his congressional district.
For 20 seconds you could hear nothing but breathing coming from the U.S. House chamber, and a slideshow began in Aguilar’s mind.
"The faces. The faces of those who lost their lives, and those who are going to be...