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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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LGBT Americans target of violent hate crimes more than any other group

June 13, 2016
The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Muslims or African-Americans. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Tiven of Lambda Legal and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on how recent LGBT rights successes may be stoking more anti-gay violence.
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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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Obama administration tells schools to do the 'right thing' on bathrooms for transgender students

May 14, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration is directing public schools across the country to let transgender students use bathrooms that match their gender identity, a move that will expand nationally the argument over North Carolina's controversial bathroom law.
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