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Pulse nightclub in Florida to become museum after 2016 massacre

May 05, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The club will serve as a memorial and museum to help comfort those who lost someone in the attack and promote tolerance

MUSEUM. In this file photo, people look out at the Pulse nightclub on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Orlando gay club dead felled by 200 bullets – report

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:54 AM

The victims who died sustained 200 bullet wounds – without counting shots that hit the 53 injured people who survived a report by the Orange County coroners office says

In this file photo, people look out at the Pulse nightclub on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

LISTEN: Music stars team up for Orlando tribute song

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Britney Spears Selena Gomez Gwen Stefani Mary J Blige Jason Derulo Imagine Dragons Juanes Adam Lambert Jennifer Lopez P nk Nate Ruess Troye Sivan Meghan Trainor and many more big names in music sing Hands

File photos by Nina Prommer, Justin Lane and Michael Nelson/EPA

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda record song for Orlando shooting victims

Jul 05, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Jennifer Lopez and Broadway star Lin Manuel Miranda record a song called Love Make the World Go Round to benefit the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting

Screengrab from Twitter/Jennifer Lopez (@JLo)

WATCH: Stars honor the 49 Orlando shooting victims in moving tribute

Jul 05, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Entertainment figures such as Lady Gaga Lea Michele Chris Pine Darren Criss and more – 49 of them – remember and tell the stories of the 49 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting

Screengrab from YouTube/Human Rights Campaign

US Democrats fail to force gun control vote in Congress

Jun 23, 2016 - 6:31 AM

UPDATED Despite a dramatic sit in Republican Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to allow votes on two gun control bills backed by Democrats

This video grab courtesy of C-SPAN shows a sit-in at the US House of Representatives on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. C-SPAN/AFP

US Senate rejects gun control measures after Orlando

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:24 AM

Lawmakers failed to cross the aisle and compromise on one of the most sensitive hot button issues in America

In this file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy (C) (D-CT) speaks during a press conference held by Democratic senators calling for action on gun violence June 16, 2016 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

'Limited transcripts' of Orlando shooter to be released – Lynch

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:09 AM

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the conversations between Omar Mateen and police negotiators include Mateen s pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State ISIS group and his views of US policy

People look out at the Pulse nightclub which is still an active crime scene on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Orlando buries its dead in wake of gay club massacre

Jun 18, 2016 - 11:45 AM

More burials are expected over the weekend as the resort city struggles to recover from the shooting by lone gunman Omar Mateen

GRIEF. Mourners are seen outside the funeral of Pulse nightclub mass shooting victims Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon and Jean Carlos Mendez Perez in Kissimmee, Florida, USA, June 17, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

US lawmakers probing Orlando shooter's Facebook posts

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Lawmakers are trying to determine if there are ways for intelligence and law enforcement communities to monitor social media platforms like Facebook so that we can prevent these tragedies

INQUIRY. In this file photo, Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson questions Peter Neffenger, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, during Neffenger's testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

US gun debate 'needs to change,' Obama says in Orlando

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:15 AM

UPDATED Four days after the worst mass shooting in US history Obama makes a solemn pilgrimage to meet staff at the Pulse nightclub emergency responders and some of the dozens of families shattered by gunman Omar Mateen

WORST MASS SHOOTING. US President Barack Obama speaks on the Orlando shooting at the Treasury Department after convening with his National Security Council in Washington, DC, USA, June 14, 2016. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

You cannot kill LGBTQ pride

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:17 AM

We are born who we are loving who we do fabulous and beautiful the way we were meant to We mind our own business yet it becomes our problem when our nature stirs in you a desire to see us die

Hollywood, PH stars pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Jun 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Entertainment personalities join everyone who mourns for the Orlando shooting victims They post about their shock and grief as well as proclaim messages of empowerment and hope

Photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler; Justin Lane/EPA

CBCP denounces Orlando attack as hate crime

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Disagreement with sexual preferences ‘can never justify’ murder the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines says

Mourners hug as they pay their respects at a memorial in front the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

FBI 'highly confident' Orlando gunman was 'radicalized'

Jun 14, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED Reports also say Omar Mateen had been a regular at Pulse nightclub

'STOP THE HATE' A man and a woman embraces each other as they stand next to a memorial created in solidarity at Manhattan's historic Stonewall Inn to express their support for the victims killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in New York on June 13 ,2016. Kena Betancur/AFP

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Jun 13, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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#LoveIsLove: PH LGBT community in grief over Orlando attack

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Let’s not allow hate to fill our hearts and minds no matter how painful and scared we all are Let’s let love in says organizers of the Metro Manila Pride

GRIEF. Artist Tokwa Peñaflorida draws two images after the Orlando shooting. Photos courtesy of Tokwa Peñaflorida

Grieving yet defiant: A shaken Orlando deals with attack

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:28 PM

This is devastating but it will not stop the love that Orlando has We love our LGBT community

Candles sit on the edge of Lake Eola, June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Jun 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Orlando shooter homophobe and wife beater – reports

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:49 AM

The suspect 29 year old Omar Mateen is a Muslim American of Afghan descent and police are investigating whether he may have had a terrorist motive

SUSPECT. In this undated photo received by Agence France-Presse on June 12, 2016, shows Omar Mateen, 29, a US citizen of Afghani descent from Port St. Lucie, Florida, from his MySpace page, who has been named as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. AFP/MySpace.com

Orlando massacre thrusts terror threat into White House race

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Donald Trump appears bent on exploiting the massacre in Orlando to boost the argument that he can be trusted to tackle terrorism over rival Hillary Clinton

Police and investigators work near the area of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Obama: Orlando attack an act of 'terror' and 'hate'

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:40 AM

This is an especially heartbreaking day for our friends and fellow Americans who are lesbian gay bisexual or transgender says US President Barack Obama

epa05360010 US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 12 June 2016. Fifty people were killed and fifty-three were injured in the Orlando nightclub shooting, the worst mass shooting in United States history. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Pope Francis condemns 'senseless hatred' of US gay club massacre

Jun 13, 2016 - 2:30 AM

We all hope that ways may be found as soon as possible to effectively identify and contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence says a statement from the Holy See

epa05359339 A bouquet of flowers is seen in front of the Orlando Health Center where some of the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, are being cured in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were killed and many others injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in the early hours of 12 June, according to media reports. The shooter was killed in the police operation that followed. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

Club at center of shooting founded in honor of HIV victim

Jun 13, 2016 - 2:20 AM

Barbara Poma and her friend opened Pulse in 2004 to keep the memory of Barbara s brother alive

epa05359537 Police and rescue officers monitor the scene of a shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were killed and many others injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in the early hours of 12 June, according to media reports. The shooter was killed in the police operation that followed. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

LIST: The worst mass shootings in U.S. history

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:10 AM

(UPDATED) Here are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the past 3 decades

epa05358700 A handout photograph made available by the Orlando Police showing a general view of the scene following a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. Orlando Police state there are multiple injuries with reports stating that the attacker is still inside the club and has taken hostages. EPA/ORLANDO POLICE / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

50 dead in America's worst mass shooting

Jun 12, 2016 - 6:26 PM

10th UPDATE Islamic State linked news agency Amaq claims an ISIS fighter was behind the attack on the gay nightclub in Orlando