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    Washington Navy Yard opening 3 days after massacre

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Navy Yard is reopening to workers three days after it a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 people.

    Gates at the Navy installation reopened at 6 a.m. Thursday.

    But traffic was blocked from reaching the main gate because a tractor-trailer tried to make a U-turn, and its load shifted. The truck was blocking the road in front of the Navy Yard early Thursday.

    Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty said Thursday will be a regular work day, except for Building 197, where the shootings occurred, and the base gym. She says the gym is being used as a staging area for the FBI to investigate Monday's rampage in which former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis gunned down 12 people before being killed by police.

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