2020 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Domestic News

A picture of a spot news, general news or issue reporting event taken in the United States and its territories (i.e. Puerto Rico).

First Place

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Prayers But Now Answers: Cathy Whitley, Brenda Flowers and Renee Gathers pray during a service organized by Lifehouse Virginia Beach in the parking lot of a local shopping center the day after a mass shooting left 13 people dead on June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia Beach city engineer DeWayne Craddock, 40, fatally shot twelve people and wounded four others in a mass shooting at the city's public works, utilities, and planning building in Virginia Beach, where he had worked for 15 years. He was killed by police officers who had arrive on foot from their headquarters across the parking lot. Craddock seemed not to target anyone in particular as he killed eleven co-workers who had a combined 150 years of service, including Robert “Bobby” Williams who worked there for 41 years. An Army Reserve veteran, Craddock had no criminal record and his motive remains a mystery.

Second Place

Jack Gruber, USA TODAY
Border Wall: As day turned to night, U.S. Border Patrol agent Jose Garibay drove his SUV east along the southern border wall, his lights turned off so spotters on the Mexican side couldn't see his vehicle.

Third Place

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
300% Increase in Need, “0” in Response: A father and daughter are loaded onto a transport van taking them to the U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station after they were caught in a group of 102 that illegally crossed into the United States from Mexico on May 29, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas.