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Editorials: Can’t disengage from shootings if you want change

Viewed through the prism of our laws, we seem more frightened by the prospect of one legitimate purchaser being inconvenienced than a hundred dangerous people loading up on guns and ammo. Polls show this isn’t how the general public feels, but politicians fear the gun lobby more than the public.

Shooter games hyped at trade show after Orlando attack

The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it will seemingly be business as usual inside the video game industry’s annual trade show this week.

Trump, Clinton weigh in on Orlando attack

Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism and suggested some Muslims in the United States are turning a blind eye to unfolding plots, as he outlined an aggressive response to the deadly attack in Orlando.

On the FBI’s radar: Shooter had been investigated before

He didn’t come out of nowhere. The Orlando shooter came under suspicion three full years ago, after boasting of mutual acquaintances with the Boston Marathon bombers and making statements to co-workers that suggested he had radical, violent intentions. But after a 10-month investigation the FBI closed the case, finding no criminal charge to pursue.

As young man, gunman worked ordinary jobs and got married

He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Police said 49 victims died and 53 were wounded. Mateen also was killed.

Victim vignettes: A look at those killed in Orlando shooting

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Here are stories of some of the victims.

Orlando mourns its dead; gunman may have been ‘homegrown’

Orlando mourned the 49 people slaughtered in the attack on a gay nightclub, as the White House and the FBI portrayed the killer Monday as an apparent “homegrown extremist” who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic organizations.

Orlando killer appears to have been `homegrown extremist’

The gunman in the attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub was inspired by extremist information over the internet, President Barack Obama said Monday, calling it an apparent example of “homegrown extremism” that U.S. officials have been worrying about for years.

Vigils across state, region follow Orlando shooting…

Vigils were held across the state last night in memory of the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend, in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Moscow. Another is set for tonight at 6 p.m. at Farmin Park in Sandpoint, according...

Florida shooting reaction

People around the world gather to remember those killed and wounded in the Sunday June 12, 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Worst mass shooting in US history: 50 slain at gay nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. – It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub known as the Pulse took their last sips before the place closed. That’s when authorities say Omar Mateen emerged, carrying a Sig Sauer MCX assault rifle and spraying the helpless crowd with bullets. Witnesses said he fired relentlessly – 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss. He shot at police. He took hostages.