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911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.

Trump says U.S. should consider profiling Muslims

Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group based on their religion.

Security tight at gay pride events across country

People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including participants in a Denver parade who carried posters of the names or faces of the victims who died in last weekend’s attack on a nightclub in Florida.

Attorney general says investigation of Orlando shooter moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. – Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into what motivated and enabled Omar Mateen to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in interviews Sunday on several news shows that the FBI would release a partial printed transcript of the conversations between gunman Mateen from within the Pulse nightclub and Orlando police negotiators. Armed with a semi-automatic weapon, Mateen went on a bloody rampage at the club June 12 that left 49 people dead and 53 others seriously hurt. Mateen died in a hail of police gunfire after police stormed the venue.

Photo: Mark of solidarity

A tattoo in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting decorates the leg of Jen Loder, of Orlando, Fla., as she attends a memorial vigil Saturday.

Froma Harrop: Surveillance a necessary tool

Protests against government surveillance programs tend to grow in the quiet stretches between terrorist outrages. Absence of immediate fear is when the critics can best downplay the stakes.

Orlando tourism: No mass cancellations now but future unsure

Experts say it’s too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they’re committed to visiting.

FBI: Spokane resident threatened Seattle, Tacoma gay bars

The FBI is investigating a Spokane resident who allegedly posted online threats about gay bars in Seattle and Tacoma, but does not believe the threats are credible. The person who made the threats has been interviewed but not arrested, FBI Special Agent Christian Parker said. No threats have been made against LGBT businesses or groups in Spokane, he said.

Broadway stars to record song to benefit Orlando shooting victims

Dozens of Broadway stars horrified by the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting have lent their voices to recording a new version of the iconic 1965 song “What the World Needs Now is Love,” with all proceeds going to help the LGBT Center of Central Florida.

Orlando gunman raged against ‘filthy ways of the west’

Investigators Wednesday worked to piece together a picture of nightclub gunman Omar Mateen and his crime and zeroed in on how much his Palestinian-American wife may have known about the plot that left 49 victims dead.