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Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who was best friends with Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters

Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who was best friends with Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters
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A Navy policeman checks the identification of uniformed staff entering the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard, September 17, 2013. Stunned Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a record of brushes with the law could get clearance to enter a Navy base where he killed 12 people before police shot him dead. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Navy policeman checks the identification of uniformed staff entering the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard, September 17, 2013. Stunned Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a record of brushes with the law could get clearance to enter a Navy base where he killed 12 people before police shot him dead. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A bouquet of flowers is pictured after being placed on an anchor outside the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard, September 17, 2013. Stunned Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a record of brushes with the law could get clearance to enter a Navy base where he killed 12 people before police shot him dead. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A bouquet of flowers is pictured after being placed on an anchor outside the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard, September 17, 2013. Stunned Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a record of brushes with the law could get clearance to enter a Navy base where he killed 12 people before police shot him dead. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A view of Happy Bowl Asian Restaurant where Aaron Alexis, 34, the suspected shooter who was among 13 people killed in the shooting at Washington Navy Yard, was previously employed, in White Settlement, Texas September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

A view of Happy Bowl Asian Restaurant where Aaron Alexis, 34, the suspected shooter who was among 13 people killed in the shooting at Washington Navy Yard, was previously employed, in White Settlement, Texas September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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A photo of Aaron Alexis, 34, the suspected shooter who was among 13 people killed in the shooting at Washington Navy Yard, is displayed on the phone of Oui Suthamtewakul owner of the Happy Bowl Asian Restaurant, in White Settlement, Texas September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

A photo of Aaron Alexis, 34, the suspected shooter who was among 13 people killed in the shooting at Washington Navy Yard, is displayed on the phone of Oui Suthamtewakul owner of the Happy Bowl Asian Restaurant, in White Settlement, Texas September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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A Washington, DC Metropolitan police officer (L) and a Naval District Washington policemen (R) stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Washington, DC Metropolitan police officer (L) and a Naval District Washington policemen (R) stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who was best friends with Aaron Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters

Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who was best friends with Aaron Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters
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FBI agents investigate at the scene of the shooting inside the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

FBI agents investigate at the scene of the shooting inside the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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From L-R: Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert arrive at a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, honoring the victims of an attack at the Navy Yard, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

From L-R: Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert arrive at a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, honoring the victims of an attack at the Navy Yard, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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(L-R) Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel participate in a ceremony honoring the victims of an attack at the Navy Yard, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

(L-R) Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel participate in a ceremony honoring the victims of an attack at the Navy Yard, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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Navy security personnel stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Navy security personnel stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A Washington, DC Metropolitan police officer (L) and a Naval District Washington policemen (R) stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Washington, DC Metropolitan police officer (L) and a Naval District Washington policemen (R) stand guard at the main gate of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (in blue suit) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey participate in the laying of a wreath, honoring the victims of an attack at the Navy Yard, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (in blue suit) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey participate in the laying of a wreath, honoring the victims of an attack at the Navy Yard, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, was best friends with Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters

Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, was best friends with Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters
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Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. , is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who was best friends with Aaron Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters

Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the September 16, 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. , is shown in this undated handout photograph provided by Kristi Suthamtewakul, wife of "Happy Bowl" Thai restaurant owner Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who was best friends with Aaron Alexis when he lived in White Settlement, Texas. REUTERS/Kristi Suthamtewakul/Handout via Reuters
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Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, is shown in this Fort Worth Police Department handout photo released on September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fort Worth Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, is shown in this Fort Worth Police Department handout photo released on September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fort Worth Police Department/Handout via Reuters
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Law enforcement officers stand in the street outside of the home of Cathleen Alexis, mother of Aaron Alexis in New York, September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Law enforcement officers stand in the street outside of the home of Cathleen Alexis, mother of Aaron Alexis in New York, September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A U.S. flag flies at half staff at the White House September 16, 2013 in remembrance of victims of a shooting in the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A U.S. flag flies at half staff at the White House September 16, 2013 in remembrance of victims of a shooting in the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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A helicopter pulls up an evacuee as it hovers over a rooftop on the Washington Navy Yard campus in Washington, September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A helicopter pulls up an evacuee as it hovers over a rooftop on the Washington Navy Yard campus in Washington, September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A combination photo shows Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, is shown in this handout photo released by the FBI on September 16, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters

A combination photo shows Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, is shown in this handout photo released by the FBI on September 16, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters
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Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, is shown in this poster released by the FBI on September 16, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters

Aaron Alexis, who the FBI believe to be responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, is shown in this poster released by the FBI on September 16, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters
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Cathy Lanier, chief of police of Washington, DC, and Vincent Gray, mayor of Washington, DC, speak during a news conference as police respond to a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Cathy Lanier, chief of police of Washington, DC, and Vincent Gray, mayor of Washington, DC, speak during a news conference as police respond to a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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