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Omar Mateen was gay, a regular at Pulse; Orlando shooter's wife under investigation

Family members and an ex-wife of Omar Mateen say he regularly espoused homophobic views, but regulars at the LGBT nightclub where the 29-year-old …

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The latest on the aftermath of the Orlando shooting

Law enforcement are piecing together on Monday what happened at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.<p>President Barack Obama on Monday said the shooter, Omar Mateen, appeared to have had no contact with ISIS leaders, but rather was radicalized by exposure to ISIS propaganda over the internet. Law …

Trump's Tweets After Tragedy Often Strike Self-Congratulatory Notes

2016 Election<p>Hours after the shooting at an Orlando club that left at least 50 dead this weekend, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump once again doled out his reaction to a devastating event, sounding off in a series of tweets to his nearly nine million Twitter followers.<p>Trump's real-time Twitter …

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to Confront Orlando Shooting

For the first time Monday, Americans will confront the stark choice they face in November as the two presidential candidates respond to a crisis …

Hillary Clinton calls for renewed assault weapons ban: they're a 'weapon of war'

Clinton called for the reinstatement of ‘commonsense gun safety reform’ in the wake of the worst mass shooting in US history at a gay nightclub in Florida<p>Omar Mateen: questions over how suspect on FBI’s radar could buy guns<br>• Trump and Clinton: candidates refocus campaigns after massacre<p>Hillary …

Orlando shootings: Trump and Clinton refocus campaigns after massacre

The deadliest mass shooting in US history threatens to overshadow the 2016 presidential race with both leading candidates preparing to remake scheduled speeches to focus on competing challenges to national security.<p>After a day of starkly divergent political responses to the murder of at least 50 …

Donald Trump Is Delaying His Attack on Hillary Clinton After Orlando Shooting

Republican Donald Trump plans Monday to further address the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history in a campaign speech originally intended to …

Obama warned of a massive loophole in US gun laws for terrorists just 12 days before the Orlando shootings

The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Saddiqui Mateen, a US citizen, reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, the terrorist group also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh, during the shooting.<p>President Barack Obama called the massacre "an act of terror and an act of hate."<p>He also used the incident to …

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Analysis: Trump and Clinton contrasts in Orlando response

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Donald Trump, the mass shooting in Florida was a moment to redouble his call for tougher action against terrorism and to take …

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An Orlando America Doesn’t Know

The shooting hit a city riding the crest of a wave.<p>Orlando is known around the world as the city of Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter, a tourist trap of theme parks surrounded by sleepy time-shares overlooking golf courses. But ten days before a terrorist would thrust his city into the global spotlight …

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Trump attacks Obama: 'He's got something else in mind'

'He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It's one or the other,' the GOP's presumptive nominee said.<p>Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday, pointedly questioning Obama's lack of willingness to …

As ISIL claims attack, LGBT community in shock

"The whole community is just reeling from this," one advocate says.<p>In their so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State extremists have killed suspected gay men by throwing them off buildings. On Sunday, the terrorist network claimed responsibility for the worst mass shooting in U.S. …

Clinton and Trump React to Terrorism at Orlando Gay Club

Presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each weighed in Sunday on the mass shooting at the gay club Pulse in Orlando, which authorities say claimed at least 50 lives.<p>The two took contrasting approaches, reflecting starkly different campaigns and personalities.<p>Clinton offered a subdued …

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How You Can Help Those Affected By the Orlando Gay Nightclub Shooting

From donating blood to supporting gun control reform.<p>This morning the United States woke up to the worst mass shooting in the country's history: 50 people are dead and at least 50 others were injured after a man opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. After horrific events like this, we …

Hope Fades and Anguish Sets in as Family, Friends Await Word of Orlando Shooting Victims

The cell phones rang hauntingly inside the bloodied and ransacked nightclub. Hours had passed since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and …

Obama confronts a 'lone wolf' attack — again

The administration has repeatedly warned about self-radicalized terrorists, but struggled to stop them.<p>The Obama administration has warned repeatedly about lone-wolf terrorist attacks like Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Florida. But it also acknowledges a grim reality: It can’t stop them all.<p>Days …

LGBT community expresses grief and solidarity in the wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, members of the LGBT community are speaking out on social media.<p>The shooting took place …

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Full remarks: President Obama on mass shooting in Orlando

THE PRESIDENT: Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder -- a horrific massacre -- of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s …

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‘Urgent need’: Blood bank is desperately seeking donors for O-, O+ and AB types after Orlando shooting

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>OneBlood, a foundation that operates blood bank collection centers throughout the southeastern United States, put out a call early Sunday for donors with O-negative, O-positive and AB blood following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.<p>Police have said …

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Orlando gunman tied to radical imam released from prison last year, say law enforcement sources

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: Orlando's mayor on Monday revised the death toll in the nightclub shooting to 49, from 50. The 50th body was identified as gunman Omar Mateen.</i><p>The gunman who murdered at least 50 people in a Florida nightclub early Sunday morning was a follower of a controversial gang …

Italian newspaper under fire for giving away copies of Mein Kampf

Prime minister Matteo Renzi says decision by Il Giornale to give away Adolf Hitler’s political treatise is squalid<p>An Italian newspaper owned by Silvio Berlusconi has been criticised for distributing free copies of an annotated version of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf with a paid supplement in its …

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