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Orlando nightclub shooting

Obama issues condolences for Florida nightclub shooting

President Obama was updated on the mass casualty shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub early Sunday morning and offered condolences to those affected:

The president was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. The president asked to receive regular updates as the FBI, and other federal officials, work with the Orlando Police to gather more information, and directed that the federal government provide any assistance necessary to pursue the investigation and support the community. [L.A. Times]

The attack began at 2 a.m. on Sunday and left about 50 clubgoers dead and another 53 injured.

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