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In time of calamity, faith brings hope

By MARTHA QUILLIN THE NEWS & OBSERVER (TNS)

This article was published October 7, 2017 at 2:04 a.m.

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Pausing to remember and reflect, people surround a memorial set up for victims and survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history comes just after a series of natural disasters in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and an earthquake in central Mexico, and has people — secular and of faith — asking why others suffer.

As investigators try to figure out why a 64-year-old man opened fire onto an outdoor concert crowd in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 58 people and wounding hundreds more, some people of faith pondered a more eternal question: Why do terrible things to happen to innocent people?

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