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US senators seek answers from Army after reservist killed 18 in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two senators from Maine are asking the U.S. Army inspector general to provide a full accounting of interactions with a reservist before he killed 18 people at a bowling alley and bar. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King told Lt. Gen. Donna Martin in a letter Monday that it’s important to understand “what occurred, or failed to occur” at the federal level, including the Army. The senators posed several questions including under what circumstances the Army reports personnel to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Fellow soldiers expressed concerns about Robert Card’s mental health before the Oct. 25 shootings. It was the deadliest shooting in Maine history.

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