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12:55 PM ET, June 12, 2016

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CNN:
Several people injured in shooting at Florida gay club, police say  —  Several injured in Florida nightclub shooting  —  Orlando, Florida (CNN)Gunfire erupted at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, with multiple injuries reported, Florida authorities said.
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Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI  —  Mateen was a ‘known quantity’ to federal law enforcement before he killed 53 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.  —  Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention …
David Caplan / ABC News:
‘Mass Casuality Situation’ Following Shooting at Orlando Nightclub, Shooter Dead: Police  —  A shooting at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning has been described as a “mass casualty situation,” police announced Sunday morning.  —  “The shooter inside the nightclub is dead,” tweeted Orlando Police shortly before 6 a.m.
NBC News:
At Least 50 Dead After ‘Terrorism’ at Orlando Gay Club  —  Rep. Alan Grayson: This Might Be a Hate Crime 4:02  —  At least 50 people are dead and more than 50 others are wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, police said.
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
Orlando nightclub shooting: 50 killed in ‘domestic terror incident’ at gay club; gunman identified  —  A gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 50 people and injuring dozens more in a rampage that turned into a deadly hostage situation.
Lee Ferran / ABC News:
What We Know About Omar Mateen, Suspected Orlando Nightclub Shooter  —  Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S.-born citizen, has been identified as the suspect in Sunday's mass shooting that left at least 50 dead and more than 50 others wounded at the Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
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Kim Hjelmgaard / USA Today:
Pulse more than ‘just another gay club’  —  One of the owners of the gay nightclub where multiple people were shot early Sunday in Orlando started the club to promote awareness about the area's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  Her brother died from AIDS.
Daily Mail:
‘We consider this an act of terrorism’: Suspected Islamic extremist shoots dead at least 20 dead at Florida gay club after bursting in ‘wearing a suicide vest’ and taking hostages - injuring a further 42  — Gunman, believed to have ‘leanings to radical Islamic terrorism’, opened fire inside Pulse gay club in Orlando
Christal Hayes / Orlando Sentinel:
Breaking: Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting: About 20 dead in act of terrorism, police say  —  Orlanddo Police Chief John Mina gives an update on the shooting at Pulse.  —  A witness describes the scene inside Pulse nightclub in downtown Orlando after a shooter opened fire. … Privacy Policy
Matt Higgins / CBS New York:
Police: Gunman Kills 50 In Orlando Nightclub Attack  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.
Lisa Cianci / Orlando Sentinel:
Blood donors needed after mass shooting in Orlando
Omar Mateen / TMZ.com:
Terrorist Was 29-Year-Old Islamic Radical (PHOTO)
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Tom Cleary / Heavy.com:
Omar Mateen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Associated Press:
50 dead at gay dance club in Orlando
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Carl M. Cannon / Real Clear Politics:
Trump Is Looking for a Way Out  —  Long before Donald Trump made his first foray into Las Vegas real estate, I had an unsettling experience gambling in a downtown Vegas casino.  The cards were falling my way until late at night, when I began making subtle mistakes.  My stack of poker chips, once piled high, dwindled.
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Josh Haskell / ABC News:
Clinton Frames First General Election Ad as ‘Choice About Who We Are as a Nation’  —  Hillary Clinton has released her first general election campaign ad, just days after becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee.  —  In the ad, Clinton frames the election against Donald Trump as …
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New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's New Ad Attacks Donald Trump Using Strong Words (His)
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton launches first general election ad
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Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
WV Dems call for resignation of DNC chair  —  West Virginia Democrats joined in on a call to end the role of unbound superdelegates in the Democratic primary process and also showed support for the resignation of Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
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