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Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen and Wife Exchanged Texts During Rampage

June 17, 2016
Pete Williams, Ayman Mohyeldin, Phil Helsel | NBC News
The gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub Sunday sent a text message to his wife during the rampage, asking "do you see what's happening?" a source close to the family told NBC News Thursday.
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McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando massacre

June 17, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama was "directly responsible" for the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, though McCain later said he "misspoke."
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Obama heads to Orlando a reluctant veteran of memorial services for victims of mass shootings

June 16, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama is a reluctant veteran of memorial services for victims of mass killings, yet no single one of those he’s presided over prepares him fully to mark the Orlando massacre he will mark Thursday.
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Charleston Church Shooting

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June 19, 2015
Early Sunday morning, 49 people were killed and 53 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and it came just one year after a white gunman opened fired during a Bible study at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people. The Florida shooting once again raises questions about gun violence, hate crimes, and what lawmakers are prepared to do to prevent the next mass shooting.
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