On October 3, Miriam Carey was shot and killed, while her young daughter sat in the backseat of the car that she had just stepped out of. Miriam drove from her home state of Connecticut to Washington D.C for reasons which are still unknown.
After the initial report of shots being fired by the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., the nation anxiously waited for new developments in the story. Soon the mainstream media was back to announce that the shooting was not related to terrorism and quickly shifted the story from a new mother being gunned down by Capitol police to the frightened elected representatives inside the building debating a solution to the government shutdown.
By the next morning the country seemed to forget about the killing of Miriam and news channels were actively reporting the latest non-important Miley Cyrus story.