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2:00 PM ET, June 12, 2016

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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 …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Times:
Shooting at Orlando Nightclub Kills 50, Police Say  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — A gunman killed 50 people and wounded 53 in a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, officials said, in the worst mass shooting slaughter in American history, and law enforcement officials called it an act of terrorism.
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: ‘He beat me’  —  The ex-wife of the 29-year-man suspected of killing 50 people in a Orlando nightclub early Sunday said that he was violent and mentally unstable and beat her repeatedly while they were married.  —  The ex-wife said she met Omar Mateen online …
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.
Kurt Vile / CBS News:
Islamic terrorism tie eyed in Orlando gay bar shooting  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - A shooting and hostage situation early Sunday morning at a Florida nightclub — which describes itself as “Orlando's hottest gay bar” — left “around 20” people dead, including the gunman, officials say.
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
Tom Cleary / Heavy.com:
Omar Mateen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Dem rep: Orlando shooter ‘made pledge of allegiance’ to ISIS
Discussion: RedState and Jihad Watch
NBC News:
Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Mass Casualties After Gunman Opens Fire in Gay Club
Discussion: Fox News
Associated Press:
50 dead at gay dance club in Orlando
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.
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's New Ad Attacks Donald Trump Using Strong Words (His)  —  In her first ad of the general election campaign, Hillary Clinton will use Donald J. Trump's words to portray him as a violently divisive candidate who is intolerant of the diverse fabric of the American electorate.
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton launches first general election ad
Discussion: RedState
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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Los Angeles Times:
Man with weapons and possible explosives arrested, was going to L.A. gay pride parade, sources say  —  Joel Rubin and Hailey Branson Potts  —  Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as assault rifles and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he was in town …
 
 
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