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Wife of Orlando Mass Murderer Denies Advance Knowledge of Attack

By Alex Dobuzinskis Nov. 1 – The wife of the gunman who shot 49 people to death at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, knew he had been watching jihadist videos but was unaware he planned to commit mass murder, she said in a New York Times interview published on Tuesday. Noor Salman, in her

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The Terrorist Algorithm

Would it be possible to stop terrorists by hacking into their accounts? BY Nicholas Noe Could Omar Mateen’s killing spree in Orlando, Florida on June 12 have been prevented if Facebook had employed a computer algorithm to flag potential terrorists? The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, for one, may be interested in exploring this tantalizing, though

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Democrats Take Over U.S. House with “Sit-in” Over Gun Control

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 23 – Chaos in the U.S. House of Representatives stretched into Thursday after Republicans refused demands by Democrats, who staged a “sit-in”, to bring up gun control legislation in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history. Scores of Democrats flooded the chamber for

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U.S. to Release Partial Transcripts of Florida Club Gunman’s Calls

By David Lawder and Roselle Chen WASHINGTON/ORLANDO, Fla., June 19 – U.S. officials will release transcripts of phone calls placed to emergency 911 dispatchers by a gunman during a shooting rampage a week ago that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday. Omar Mateen, 29,

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U.S. Investigators Question Orlando Gunman’s Wife

By Letitia Stein and Julia Edwards ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON, June 16 – U.S. investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a law enforcement source said she could face criminal charges if there is evidence of any wrongdoing. Omar Mateen’s

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Wife of Orlando Shooter Knew of Attack, Could Soon Be Charged: Source

By Letitia Stein and Julia Edwards ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON, June 15 – The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could soon be charged in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday.

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The Day Before a Killing Spree, Omar Mateen was Calm, Father Says

By Bernie Woodall and Yara Bayoumy FORT PIERCE, Fla., June 14 – When Omar Mateen met with his father the day before he killed 49 people in a siege of a gay nightclub, he betrayed nothing of the rage that would erupt into the worst mass shooting in modern American history. “I didn’t notice anything

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Orlando Killer Expressed Support for Multiple Islamist Groups

By Letitia Stein and Jarrett Renshaw ORLANDO, Fla., June 14 – Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen had expressed sympathy for a variety of Islamist extremists, including groups in the Middle East that are sworn enemies, the FBI said on Monday, as a picture began to emerge of the angry, violent man who carried out America’s

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U.S. Probing Whether Anyone Helped Gunman in Orlando Rampage

By Letitia Stein and Jarrett Renshaw ORLANDO, Fla., June 13 – U.S. law enforcement officials investigated on Monday whether anyone helped the gunman who massacred 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, but said they did not believe anyone connected to the shooting posed a current danger to the public. The FBI and other

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Who Was the Orlando Gunman?

By Zachary Fagenson FORT PIERCE, Fla., June 12 – The photo from Omar Mateen’s high school yearbook is hardly remarkable – a toothy, dimpled smile with a peach-fuzz mustache below a mop of black hair. His transformation from high school football player to perpetrator of America’s worst mass shooting raises questions about whether red flags

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