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Orlando nightclub shooting

A heavily armed gunman who had reportedly pledged allegiance to Islamic State stormed into a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, and began rapidly firing into the crowd, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

  • A proud member of the military as a man, and maybe once again as a woman

    A proud member of the military as a man, and maybe once again as a woman

    When Ellie Lader woke up that Sunday morning, her wife was sitting up in bed looking at her phone.  “Don’t read the news today,” she said, grimly. Another mass shooting. Fifty people dead, dozens wounded at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Ellie, a 31-year-old Iraq war veteran, went to the couple’s computer...

  • Gunshots, screams and moans: Orlando 911 calls tell tale of terror at Pulse nightclub

    Gunshots, screams and moans: Orlando 911 calls tell tale of terror at Pulse nightclub

    In 911 calls the night of the Pulse shooting, some of the patrons trapped inside the Orlando, Fla., nightclub described seeing the shooter. Others said they could only hear him getting closer. One whispered: “Please help.” Another spoke with a dispatcher only briefly. “My caller is no longer responding,” a...

  • FBI investigators say they have found no evidence that Orlando shooter had gay lovers

    FBI investigators say they have found no evidence that Orlando shooter had gay lovers

    Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers. But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated...

  • Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visits Orlando after deadly attack

    Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visits Orlando after deadly attack

    Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch met with victims’ families in Orlando on Tuesday, and spoke against hatred and intolerance nine days after what she called a “shattering attack” at a gay nightclub. “The message of Orlando that I have seen today — and what the American people have seen in the wake of this...

  • Orlando gunman called for the U.S. to 'stop bombing Syria and Iraq'

    Orlando gunman called for the U.S. to 'stop bombing Syria and Iraq'

    The gunman who launched last week’s deadly shooting rampage at an Orlando gay nightclub identified himself to police as an Islamic solider and demanded that the U.S. stop bombing Syria and Iraq, the FBI said Monday. “In the name of God the merciful … praise be to God,” Omar Mateen, a security guard...

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