El Paso's tragic shooting one year on

August 03, 2020

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A man is shown kneeling next to a memorial that has stars and an American flag pinned on it.

Isaac Chavira pays his respects at a memorial for the 23 victims of the Walmart shooting in Ponder Park in El Paso, Texas, August 2, 2020.


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Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, resulting in the deaths of 23 people, with dozens more wounded. The World looks at how the local community is remembering those who died. And, ISIS carried out a brazen attack on a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sunday night. The attack, which went on for about 20 hours, raises questions about security and peace talks. Plus, there's a debate in Canada over outdoor drinking. It's mostly banned because of the coronavirus pandemic — but some cities are now allowing alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors to encourage socially distant drinking.

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