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Former President Donald Trump is rushed offstage during a rally in in Butler, Pa.
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The FBI identified the gunman as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pa. One person at the rally was killed and two others wounded before Secret Service agents killed the shooter.
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