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Orlando shooter's wife was aware of attack plans

As thousands in Orlando turned out to mourn 49 people killed inside a nightclub, federal investigators examined possible motives for the gunman who committed the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. Some people had been shot dead, others were wounded and bleeding. Another Pulse regular, Mr Kevin West, told the Los Angeles Times Omar messaged him on and off for a year using a gay chat app. Read More

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GOP's Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

GOP's Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

The National Institute of Justice - the research and development of the Justice Department - defined racial profiling as a "practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin". "They don't want to do anything", Trump said. Mateen pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, even during the attack in which he fatally shot 49 people and injured dozens of others inside the gay nightclub before being killed by police. Read More

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Police seek parental information on 12 young girls living with Pennsylvania man

The Stoltzfuses "think he's a wonderful man", Mr Heckler said, adding that the girls also said positive things about him and that they have been "brainwashed". The girl's father, Daniel Stoltzfus, is charged with conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment. Police say the 18-year-old's parents, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus , gave their daughter to Kaplan after he helped them with their financial problems. Read More

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Cinderella arrives at CWS: Chanticleers knock off top-ranked Gators

Cinderella arrives at CWS: Chanticleers knock off top-ranked Gators

I think if there's two things we've done all year, we've pitched fairly well and we've played really good defense. Florida managed seven hits, but few were line drives as Beckwith kept the ball just out of reach. Woodall took care of his responsibilities too, making a couple of nice scoops at first base for big outs. With UF's season on the line, Shore threw eight scoreless innings last Sunday in a win over FSU. Read More

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New voters, few hiccups as Californians head to the polls

The Field Poll , an independent and non-partisan survey, estimates that about 8 million voters will be participating in the California presidential primary Tuesday. Republicans have not won a Senate election in California since 1992, or a presidential election since 1988. Members of Congress blasted CBS, NBC, and ABC for calling the race early, saying the outlets had "again put the whims of a handful of network news executives above the rights of millions of American voters". Read More

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Ryan on Trump: 'You can't make this up sometimes'

Ryan on Trump: 'You can't make this up sometimes'

He said Trump is "going to have to change". Ryan is the highest elected Republican official and the official chairman of the Republican convention next month. "I'll just say we represent a separate but equal branch of government", Ryan told reporters, acknowledging that Trump was unconventional. The Post said delegates involved in this attempt plan to pass a "conscience clause" to unbind delegates from their candidates, and vote for who they want - anyone but Trump . Read More

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'Delete your account': Hillary Clinton responds to Donald Trump's Twitter attack

Up until now, Warren has remained neutral regarding her stance on whether Clinton or her opponent Bernie Sanders should run in the general election under the Democratic ticket. Secretary Clinton has received endorsements from president Barack Obama , vice president Joe Biden and senator Warren. "I'm with her, I'm fired up and I can not wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary". Read More

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Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

Cornyn and other Democrats argue that Feinstein's bill denies due process to people who may be on the terror list erroneously and are trying to exercise their constitutional right to gun ownership. "They took the anguish of America and turned it into a spotlight on the Senate, and every senator is going to have to say whether they're for terrorists getting guns or against terrorists getting guns", said Sen. Read More

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Disney puts up fence on beach after gator attack

In a phone interview Thursday, Kadie Whalen, of Wynnewood, Pa., told the AP that her children almost met the same fate as Lane Graves four years ago when her family vacationed at Walt Disney World. In the video, the employee struggles to keep the reptile in the water, while oblivious guests enter and exit the ride just a few metres away. "We knew that Disney was aware that this was a problem, and yet they encourage people to be there", Whalen said in a recent telephone interview ... Read More

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Chicago to release videos showing police-related incidents

Chicago is now the largest city in the nation with official rules on releasing videos of excessive police force. According to an official familiar with the plans, the specific evidence for each case varies. The Independent Police Review Authority released video of police officers shooting three men who allegedly burglarized a Little Village electronics store and reversed a van into a group of officers while attempting to escape. Read More

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Grand Jury Weighs Charges Against Orlando Shooter's Wife, Sources Say

Grand Jury Weighs Charges Against Orlando Shooter's Wife, Sources Say

Omar Mateen's wife, Noor, is in the crosshairs of an FBI investigation and could face criminal charges , as she reportedly accompanyied her husband as he purchased guns and ammo. Comey said investigators introduced him to confidential sources, followed him and reviewed some of his communications, but Mateen claimed he made the remarks in anger because co-workers were teasing and discriminating against him because he was Muslim. Read More

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to leave 'Hamilton' on July 9

There's no word yet on when or where, exactly, the filmed version of Hamilton will become available but we wouldn't be surprised if it becomes a television event or limited motion picture engagement before debuting on home video. Miranda said Thursday, June 16, 2016 , that he is leaving his show this summer. Miranda said the talent level is huge at casting: "There are so many unbelievable actors of color who don't get roles like this in the musical theater canon". Read More

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Locals react to President's call for new gun restrictions

House Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment that would have allowed the Centers for Disease Control to study the underlying causes of gun control . "We've got to do everything we can on top of that to make sure that guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them". Here's one terrifying statistic that puts gun violence in perspective that they need to consider: not including the Orlando shooting victims, 93 people have died from gun violence in the last 72 ... Read More

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Hillary Clinton 'Thrilled' To Have President Obama's Endorsement

Hillary Clinton 'Thrilled' To Have President Obama's Endorsement

The tweet was not signed "-H", which is how Clinton usually signs tweets she authored, suggesting this specific tweet was written by Clinton's staff. The president sought to reassure Democrats that Mrs Clinton shares their values and is ready for the job. Make sure that the Affordable Care Act works, get the cost down, and that includes prescription drug cost, and deal with the problems that I've heard so much about on the campaign trail, like mental health and addiction, and criminal ... Read More

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Gun Giveaway At Political Fundraiser Stirs Controversy

Gun Giveaway At Political Fundraiser Stirs Controversy

A Facebook page was apparently taken down sometime Tuesday. In a later post , he confirmed that he was now giving away a second ATR-15 rifle at the event. Holt told The Tennessean that the only problem with the assault rifle is that "it's black and it looks real scary". "I'm furious that I get phone calls from the media asking me if I'm still going to give away an AR-15 at our HogFest, rather than asking me how many extra firearms I'll be handing out to ensure people can protect ... Read More

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Stocks rise ahead of Fed rate decision, comments

The Fed said in a statement Wednesday after its latest policy meeting that the pace of job growth has slowed, even as the overall economy has picked up speed. The Fed telegraphed December's rate increase by saying in October it would consider tightening at its next meeting. But Yellen and the Fed would definitely want to be sure that the slowdown was temporary, possibly ruling out the next rate hike until at least September. Read More

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