Republican presidential candidates met in South Carolina for their sixth debate in the campaign. Billionaire Donald Trump continues to hold a commanding lead in the polls. As in previous debates, he was again at the centre of attention.
In a short statement, President Donald Trump spoke of the need for healing and fighting mental health problems but did not mention guns. Wednesday's shooting was the fifth deadliest in US history.
In a tweet, the US president has questioned whether "due process" still exists after a pair of White House staff resignations. Critics have accused the Trump administration of maintaining a "culture of misogyny."
A US congressional committee has released a memo claiming anti-Trump bias at the FBI. The FBI and Democratic lawmakers had warned the president against declassifying the Republican-authored memo.
The FBI has admitted that it received a tip from someone close to the suspect, warning of a possible school attack, but that agents failed to follow up. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has met with the victims.
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