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Orlando Mayor: 50 dead in act of terrorism at Pulse nightclub

Shooting in OrlandoOrlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said that at least 50 people were killed and 53 more were hospitalized in what law enforcement are are considering a mass shooting at a nightclub in an act of domestic terrorism Sunday.

Dozens of people were taken hostage inside the Pulse nightclub between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Sunday morning by a gunman carrying an assault rifle, a handgun. He also was possibly outfitted with an explosive device, police said.


Stanford sexual assault: students plan graduation protest as anger grows

Stanford graduates will protestThe rape survivor support group meeting at Stanford University on Tuesday started with birthday cake. But when the sweets were gone and the birthday song ended, the pain began again.

“Did you guys want to talk about your feelings about the Brock Turner case?” one woman asked, shaken and emotional. “I’m feeling really sad and angry.”


Georgia judge denies transgender request for name change

Georgia judge David RoperA Georgia judge rejected a transgender man's request for a name change, saying that his masculine choice of name could be "dangerous."

Superior Court Judge J. David Roper rejected the petition of 24-year-old Rowan Feldhaus, who is female but identifies as male, to change his middle name from "Elizabeth" to "Elijah" saying: "I don't know anybody named Elijah who's female."


'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting

Voice singer killed after concertA gunman opened fire at a Florida concert venue as a onetime star of "The Voice" signed autographs for fans after a show, killing the performer before fatally shooting himself, officials said Saturday.

A publicist for Christina Grimmie, Heather Weiss, said in an email early Saturday that "we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord." The Orlando Police Department also confirmed on its official Twitter page that Grimmie had died.


Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group

Petraeus and Kelly form gun control groupAccording to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), about 22 veterans kill themselves each day.

Since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed by gun violence than combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Thousands gather for Muslim funeral honoring Muhammad Ali

Ali funeral in KentuckyA Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali on Thursday drew thousands of admirers to the boxer's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it.

An estimated 14,000 people, representing many races and creeds, attended the jenazah, or "funeral" in Arabic, where he was repeatedly feted as "the people's champion."


Hockey icon Gordie Howe dies at 88

Gordie Howe dies at 88Hockey legend Gordie Howe died Friday, the Detroit Red Wings have confirmed. He was 88.

Howe, who was known as Mr. Hockey, holds NHL records for most games (1,767) and seasons (26). His 801 career goals rank second to Wayne Gretzky's 894.

The Hall of Famer played on four Stanley Cup championship teams in Detroit during a 25-year stint that began in 1946. He retired from hockey for good when he was 52.

Recent years had been challenging for Howe.


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