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Obama Denounces Donald Trump for His ‘Dangerous’ Mind-Set

June 15, 2016
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Matt Flegenheimer | The New York Times
President Obama angrily denounced Donald J. Trump on Tuesday for his remarks in the aftermath of the shooting massacre in Orlando, Fla., warning that Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was peddling a “dangerous” mind-set that recalled the darkest and most shameful periods in American history.
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For FBI, another set of 'what ifs'

June 14, 2016
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The FBI was worried enough about Omar Mateen that it used a confidential informant and electronic surveillance to investigate him before closing the probe in 2014. But when Mateen sought to buy weapons earlier this month, the FBI received no notification.
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Congress remains unlikely to change U.S. gun laws after Orlando shooting

June 14, 2016
Christi Parsons, Lisa Mascaro | Los Angeles Times
Even the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history is not likely to convince Congress to change the nation’s gun laws. Democrats in the Senate said Monday that they would renew efforts to ban gun sales to terrorism suspects in the aftermath of the Orlando attack.
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Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and 'Toxic'

June 13, 2016
Pete Williams, Tracy Connor, Erik Ortiz, Stephanie Gosk | NBC News
Investigators probing gunman Omar Mateen's massacre at least 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Florida are trying to determine whether terrorism, homophobia or both pushed him over the edge.
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Obama confronts a 'lone wolf' attack — again

June 13, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
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.
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Donald Trump Seizes on Orlando Shooting and Repeats Call for Temporary Ban on Muslim Migration

June 13, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump on Sunday sought to capitalize on the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, reiterating his controversial call for a temporary ban on Muslim migration to the United States and criticizing Hillary Clinton for what he claimed was her desire to “dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East.”
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The new norm: When tragedy hits, Americans stand divided

June 13, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Three of the most contentious questions in American culture and politics — gay rights, gun control and terrorism — collided in a horrific way in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday.
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President Obama: Orlando shooting 'an act of terror and hate'

June 12, 2016
President Obama called the shooting at a gay club in Orlando that left at least 50 people dead "an act of terror and an act of hate." "Attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation is an attack on all of us," he said.
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