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Somber reopening of mall in Columbia; memorials, tight security
Somber reopening of mall in Columbia; memorials, tight security

WASHINGTON -- At an entrance to the Mall in Columbia, Md., a black banner read, "Forever in our hearts," and flowers were quickly accumulating when the shopping center reopened Monday afternoon, two days after a shooting left three people dead, including the gunman. Amid heavy security, mall officials said they were eager to get operations back to normal.  Saturday morning, Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, opened fire at a skate shop, killing two employees and then himself, sending hundreds of panicked shoppers and workers running for cover. “Repairing the physical nature of the mall is complete, and we are now here to repair the hearts of our retailers and our...

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