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Orlando Pulse 911 caller: 'Gunshots were just going like crazy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> One caller reports that a friend just texted him to say he'd been shot and was in the bathroom at Pulse in Orlando. Another man calls to say he safely fled after gunshots erupted at the popular nightclub.<p>The dispatcher asks how many shots he heard. "More than 10, I can tell you," he replies.<p>…

AR-15 style rifle is weapon of choice for mass murderers in U.S.

It has become the signature weapon of mass murderers in the United States, and it is capable of spraying targets with dozens of rounds from a single magazine.<p>AR-15 style rifles, the type used to kill 50 people in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday morning, have been used previously in mass shootings across …

20 armed robbers raid shopping centre‚ blow up safe and shoot at police

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for a gang of 20 armed robbers who raided a shopping centre‚ blew up a safe and shot at police.<p>The group‚ …

How a suicidal pizza man found himself ensnared in an FBI terror sting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every day was the same for Khalil Abu Rayyan, 21, a depressed pizza delivery man from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Working for a pizzeria in Detroit, he'd drive late nights on desolate inner city streets, smoking pot hoping to keep boredom at bay. He carried a pistol to protect himself from …

The royal family isn’t racist – but the monarchy is

Contrary to what the liberal gushing might suggest, Meghan Markle marrying Prince Harry and joining the royal family is a <i>very</i> modest step forward for racial equality.<p>The much bigger issue is that for the foreseeable future the UK’s head of state can never be black. The hereditary system excludes by …

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Demonizing white people doesn't improve race relations

My father, a black minister, taught me when I was growing up in Georgia that I should look at people as individuals, not through a racial lens. Just as it was wrong for white racists to hate black people, it was wrong for us to hate white people, he said.<p>And as a minister, my father spread the …

Tribal leader responds to Eric Trump’s embarrassing defense of father’s racist slur

The president's son just doesn't get it.<p>On Tuesday, Eric Trump attempted to defend his father’s use of a racist slur about Native Americans during a …

'Terrorized at home,' LGBTQ people in Central America flee for their lives

BOGOTA - Killings and violence against LGBTQ people in Central America are driving hundreds to flee their homes each year, but they have no safe sanctuary to run to, Amnesty International said on Monday.<p>Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are being forced to leave El Salvador, Honduras …

Pro-gun group backs off plans to rally at Polytechnique memorial

1 / 2<p>Pro-gun group backs off plans to rally at Polytechnique memorial<p>A pro-gun lobby group in Quebec is looking for another spot to protest after …

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Assault Rifle, Open-Carry Appeals

The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying gun debate after the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas, turning away two appeals from …

Inside the gun violence epidemic on Chicago's South Side

Chicago faces an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone, more than 2,100 people have been shot, more than 400 killed.<p>The Fourth of July weekend …

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