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Live Reporting

Ritu Prasad and Max Matza

All times stated are UK

  1. End of our live coverage

    That concludes our live coverage of the president's visits to Dayton and El Paso in the wake of two mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens injured.

    You can follow updates to the story here.

    And if you're interested in deeper dives, check out these stories:

  2. Ex-Press Secretary: 'Unite instead of politicising'

    Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the 2020 Democratic candidates should answer the president's "call to unite and work together instead of politicising these evil acts of terrorism".

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  3. 'My heart hurts on every level'

    It's unclear whether the president will visit the makeshift memorial in front of the Walmart in El Paso, but mourners continue to place candles and flowers in honour of the victims.

    At a vigil a day after the attack, the BBC spoke with residents of the border town who were overcome by grief.

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    Video caption: El Paso shooting: 'My heart hurts on every level'
  4. NFL teams donate to victims' funds

    The Dallas Cowboys American football team and the National Football League (NFL) have both donated $50,000 to a fund for El Paso families.

    Charlotte Anderson, an executive with the Dallas Cowboys,said in a statement: "Our organisation has long enjoyed a wonderful following from the people of El Paso, and our wish is that so many others in Texas and around the country will be inspired to assist the loved ones who are grieving."

    The Cincinnati Bengals donated $75,000 to a similar fund in Dayton.

    "Dayton is part of our community and we are saddened by the tragic events that took place this weekend," Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn said in a statement.

  5. FBI keeps Family Assistance Center open

    The El Paso FBI branch says it will keep its Family Assistance Center open until further notice.

    They note that people can receive help "regardless of immigration status".

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  6. Trump arrives at hospital

    The president has arrived at the hospital where victims from the shooting are being treated.

  7. 'Political appetite' for an assault-style weapons ban?

    Morning Consult, a market research firm, reports that a majority of voters polled support banning assault-style weapons.

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  8. Who do Americans blame for the mass shootings?

    Tara McKelvey

    BBC News

    Nearly three-fourths of Democrats say that some responsibility for the mass shootings in the US is borne by the president, according to a new USA Today/Ipsos poll.

    Less than a fourth of Republicans blame him.

    Most people, regardless of their political party, say lawmakers should cancel their summer holiday and stay in Washington to work on gun laws, according to the poll.

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  9. El Paso visit begins

    Mayor Dee Margo and Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn greeted Trump and the First Lady as they disembarked. Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol was also present.

    Trump will now visit with first responders, hospital staff, victims and families at the University Medical Center of El Paso, the White House says.

    Trump greeted by Senators, mayor
  10. Adding fuel to the fire

    Angelica Casas

    BBC News, El Paso, Texas

    Political discourse is the last thing on the minds of most El Pasoans right now. The community’s loss is a personal one, and they’re still trying to resolve how to heal.

    But President Trump’s arrival months after he held a rally in the city, does ignite fear.

    Local immigration lawyer Christina Garcia says the rally he held in February left residents shaken by the arrival of anti-immigrant, Trump supporters.

    A visit from President Trump could just add fuel to the fire in an already heartbroken city.

  11. Meanwhile, ICE arrests hundreds of immigrants

    As the president makes his way to visit victims, first responders and families in El Paso, US immigration authorities have announced one of the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in years.

    The raids at food plants in Mississippi saw over 600 mostly Latino workers arrested, local media say.

    The gunman in El Paso is believed to have carried out the attack that left 22 dead to combat a "Hispanic invasion".

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  12. Mexican victim returned to family

    The body of one of the victims of the El Paso shooting, teacher Elsa Mendoza, has been received by her family in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

    At least seven Mexican nationals were among the 20 people killed.

    Mexico's Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for North America, Jesus Seade, described the El Paso attack as "xenophobic barbarism".

    See how Mexican media covered the shooting here.

    Funeral services staff and relatives receive the body of teacher Elsa Mendoza, one of the victims of El Paso shooting, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
  13. More from Trump's Dayton visit

    Trump has shared more official photos from his visit to the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

    The White House press pool and all other media were excluded from the event and the White House had sole control over what images were released.

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  14. Police in riot gear to prevent clashes

    Local media report that police in El Paso are dressed in riot gear and urging Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters to "keep it peaceful".

    An El Paso Times reporter tweeted that there had been a clash earlier, but that the situation was calming down.

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  15. BreakingTrump lands in El Paso

    The president has landed in El Paso amid protests.

  16. 'As an American, you need to stand behind the president'

    Lauren Turner

    BBC News

    Jordan and Andre Anchondo

    Tito Anchondo, who lost his brother Andre and sister-in-law Jordan in the shooting at El Paso's Walmart, voiced his support for Trump earlier this week.

    "As an American, you need to stand behind the president," he told the BBC.

    He noted there were differing views in his hometown, with Trump supporters and those who back Democrat Beto O'Rourke, but said everyone coexisted happily.

    His father Gilbert, he added, is a Mexican American who is proud of his roots and has always said America is the greatest nation on earth.

    Both said they were pleased with Trump's comments in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, and the fact he had expressed his sympathy.

    "Mr Trump made a good statement," said Gilbert Anchondo. "He's making reforms and we appreciate it."

    Read the full interview: "Victim's father says he forgives his son's killer."

  17. Beto O'Rourke speaking in El Paso

    Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke is speaking at a counter-rally in El Paso.

    "We live in a country that is not safe, that refuses to pass laws to end gun violence," O'Rourke said.

    He criticised Trump for "vilifying" immigrants.

    "That inaction in the face of violence and intolerance will find us, and it did."

    Trump is expected to land in El Paso soon.

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  18. Texas Governor announces $5.5m in recovery funds

    Governor Greg Abbott met lawmakers today to collaborate on "potential strategies to improve the safety and security of Texas communities".

    He also announced that Texas will be providing over $5.5m (£4.5m) in immediate financial assistance for law enforcement agencies and the community of El Paso. That includes funding for behavioural health services and school-based mental health services, plus long-term psychological counseling for survivors.

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  19. Trump complains about 'misrepresenting' lawmakers

    Echoing earlier criticism from his social media manager, Trump has attacked the local Democrats who accompanied him to the hospital.

    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown was a "failed Presidential Candidate (0%)" he said.

    Mr Brown had said some nice things about the president: "He was comforting. He did the right things."

    But the senator also told reporters he had tried to engage Mr Trump about gun control.

    Perhaps that is what has enraged the president.

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