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President Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college. President Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college.
ROSEBURG, Ore. -

The latest on the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):
    
4:10 p.m.
    
President Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college.
    
Obama will visit Roseburg on Friday as he opens a four-day trip to the West Coast. No additional details about his visit were immediately available.
    
Obama has renewed his call for stricter gun laws following the shooting and has expressed exasperation at the frequency of mass shootings in the U.S.
    
Nine people were killed when a 26-year-old opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College before killing himself in a shootout with police. Another nine people were wounded.
    
Some faculty, staff and students have been bringing flowers to a makeshift memorial as they return to the campus for the first time since the shooting.
    
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3:50 p.m.
    
A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed nine people in an Oregon classroom last week ranted about not having a girlfriend in a manifesto left behind for authorities.
    
The official is familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly and commented on condition of anonymity. The official says that in the multi-page document recovered last week, Christopher Harper-Mercer also complained that others around him thought he was crazy.
    
The official says the gunman wrote he was sane and others were unbalanced.
    
Harper-Mercer opened fire at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College in Roseburg, killing nine. He committed suicide as officers arrived on the scene.
    
- By Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah
    
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3:05 p.m.
    
The president of the Oregon community college where a gunman killed nine people last week says at least one injured student has visited the campus on the day it reopened.
    
Faculty, staff and students began returning to Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College on Monday, although classes don't resume until next week.
    
College President Rita Cavin didn't identify the injured student who came to campus. She says professional groups are available to counsel faculty, students and staff as well as "comfort dogs" that can help relieve stress.
    
The gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, executed nine people inside a classroom last Thursday and wounded nine others. He killed himself after a shootout with police.
    
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12:12 p.m.
    
Faculty, staff and some students have returned to an Oregon community college for the first time since a gunman killed nine people last week.
    
Classes at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College won't resume until next week, but the campus reopened Monday to staff, faculty and students who wanted to pick up belongings they left behind when they fled the shooting last Thursday.
    
The gunman also injured nine people before getting into a shootout with police and then killing himself.
    
Chaplains and grief counselors were on hand to lend support. News media were not allowed onto the campus in the small town of Roseburg.
    
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11:15 a.m.
    
An Oregon hospital reports no change in the conditions of three of the most seriously wounded survivors of a deadly mass shooting at a community college last week.
    
PeaceHealth Medical Center in Springfield said Monday that one patient remains in critical condition and the other two are in fair condition. All are expected to survive, but one woman is expected to have permanent neurological damage.
    
The three are women ranging in age from 18 to 34. They were among the most seriously wounded in the attack at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College in Roseburg that left nine people and the gunman dead.
    
They were airlifted to the hospital about 70 miles north of Roseburg.

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