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U.S. flags at half-staff after Nice truck attack

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 15:44:21-04
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has ordered flags at U.S. government facilities, including embassies and consulates abroad, to be flown at half-staff for the next four days in memory of the victims of the truck attack in Nice, France.
 
In a presidential proclamation issued by the White House on Friday, Obama ordered the flags to be lowered until sunset on Tuesday.
 
Obama issued a statement condemning the attack, which killed at least 84 people and wounded more than 200 others, late Thursday and is expected to speak about it at a reception for foreign diplomats at the White House later on Friday.
 
Obama also has called French President Francois Hollande to offer him condolences on behalf of the American people.