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8:25 AM ET, June 13, 2016


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Florida Today:
Co-worker: Omar Mateen homophobic, ‘unhinged’ … A former Fort Pierce police officer who once worked with 29-year-old Omar Mateen, the assailant in an Orlando nightclub shooting that left at least 50 dead, said he was “unhinged and unstable.”  —  Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Obama: ‘We’ are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre  —  MORE FROM:  —  Omar Mateen called the cops to pledge his fealty to ISIS as he was carrying out his mass murderer in Orlando early Sunday morning.  Twelve hours later, the president of the United States declared that …
Max Bearak / Washington Post:
Orlando shooting suspect's father hosted a political TV show and even tried to run for the Afghan presidency  —  The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban.
Bednarz / City of Orlando:
Victims  —  On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to today's victims and their families.  Our City is working tirelessly to get as much information out to the families so they can begin the grieving process.  Please keep the following individuals in your thoughts and prayers.
Donald J Trump for President:
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING TRAGIC TERRORIST ATTACK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA  —  Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist.  It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in 6 months.  My deepest sympathy and support goes …
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 …
Malia Zimmerman / Fox News:
Orlando gunman tied to radical imam released from prison last year, say law enforcement sources  —  The gunman who murdered at least 50 people in a Florida nightclub early Sunday morning was a follower of a controversial gang leader-turned-bank robber who was released from prison …
Matthew Hennessey / City Journal:
Take Off the Gloves  —  We're all on ISIS's kill list—what are we willing to do about it?  —  Public safety  —  Fifteen years after 9/11, Islamic terror is losing its power to shock.  Fourteen dead in San Bernardino at a community center.  Fifty dead in Orlando at a nightclub.
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
‘He was not a stable person’: Orlando shooter showed signs of emotional trouble  —  Sometime after 2 a.m. Sunday, Omar Mateen dialed Orlando's 911 service to alert the dispatcher to the carnage unfolding at one of the city's most popular gay bars.  He spelled out his full name and location …
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
FBI interviewed Orlando shooting suspect 3 times  —  The FBI conducted three interviews of the man suspected of killing 50 people early Sunday morning in an Orlando nightclub, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.  —  An official said the FBI first became aware of the suspect …
Milo / Breitbart:
The Left Chose Islam Over Gays.  Now 100 People Are Dead Or Maimed In Orlando  —  Over 100 people have been killed or maimed at a gay dance club in Orlando by Omar Mateen, a Muslim terrorist.  How many more innocent gays need to die before we admit that America, and the world, has an Islam problem?
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:   Orlando gunman known to FBI shows difficulty of ‘lone wolf’ cases
New York Times:
Omar Mateen: From Early Promise to F.B.I. Surveillance
Discussion: Hit & Run, Althouse and The Atlantic
East Orlando Post:
Report: Orlando Nightclub Shooter Cased Other Gay Clubs
Discussion: New York Times
Pink Pistols:   Pink Pistols Saddened by Attack on Orlando Club
Melanie Garunay / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando
Kristen East / Politico:
Trump takes credit for ‘being right on radical Islamic terrorism’
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Tension over LGBT angle to Orlando massacre
Discussion: Washington Post, FOX31 Denver and CNN
NBC News:
Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and ‘Toxic’
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Father of reported Orlando shooter: Son possibly motivated by seeing two men kiss
NBC News:
At Least 50 Dead After ‘Terrorism’ at Orlando Gay Club
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
This Is The Gun That Committed The Deadliest Shooting In U.S. History  —  How was Omar Saddiqui Mateen able to carry out the deadliest massacre by a single gunman in U.S. history?  By bringing “America's gun of choice” into a closed and crowded space.  —  Orlando police recovered …
Discussion: and New York Daily News
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats' surprising strategy to win the Senate: Be boring  —  LAS VEGAS — Democrats are running a shock and blah campaign for the Senate.  —  The shock comes courtesy of Donald Trump, whose rhetoric has Republicans debating whether their own nominee is racist and Democrats more confident …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
After Nightclub Massacre, Obama Expresses Outrage and a Familiar Lament
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