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Man Accused In Shooting At A D.C. Lobbying Group Makes Court Appearance

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man has appeared in court to face new charges in a shooting inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group.

Floyd Lee Corkins II was charged in a new indictment this week with committing an act of terrorism and other offenses. Online court records show he entered a not-guilty plea to the charges he faces. He remains ordered held.

Corkins, who had volunteered at a community center for gay and lesbian people, is accused of shooting and wounding a security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in downtown Washington. The guard helped take down Corkins, who authorities say was carrying ammunition and sandwiches from Chick-fil-A.

The organization staunchly opposes gay marriage and abortion rights.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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