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  • Jewish Leaders Denounce Gun Violence After Orlando Mass Killing
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    FORWARDJewish Leaders Denounce Gun Violence After Orlando Mass KillingBy Forward StaffDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders led a chorus of Jewish political, religious and cultural leaders who expressed outrage at gun violence after the mass shooting that killed 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando.“All Americans are horrified, disgusted and saddened by the horrific” mass killing, Sanders said.Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz planned to attend a Sunday night Miami gay pride ev... Read more

  • Tension over LGBT angle to Orlando massacre
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    Tension over LGBT angle to Orlando massacreBy Nahal ToosiAs lawmakers from both parties rushed to condemn the mass shooting that left 50 dead in Orlando, Republicans appeared to shy away from noting the LGBT connection, while Democrats explicitly brought it up.Officials say the shooting, the deadliest such attack in U.S. history, occurred at a gay-themed nightclub and is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism. The alleged shooter, who was killed by police, was a U.S. citizen ... Read more

  • Florida Senators: Orlando Shooting Appears to Be Terror Attack
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    ROLL CALLFlorida Senators: Orlando Shooting Appears to Be Terror Attack50 people killed in gay nightclub, deadliest mass shooting in U.S. historyBy Bridget BowmanFlorida's two U.S. senators say the nightclub shooting in Orlando that appears to be the nation's worst in history, appeared to be related to radical Islamic terrorism. “Right now there’s a lot of indications that this has some link to radical Islam,” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told CNN on Sunday. “I think we have to continue to explai... Read more

  • Talks on a Zika bill in Congress to start soon, but that's not fast enough for Floridians
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    TC PALM.COMTalks on a Zika bill in Congress to start soon, but that’s not fast enough for FloridiansBy Ledyard King, USA TODAY NETWORKLawmakers are expected to start ironing out the details of a spending bill to combat Zika in the coming week, more than four months after President Barack Obama first asked Congress for nearly $2 billion to fight the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to birth defects and paralysis.A final compromise still could be weeks away and is expected to be far belo... Read more

  • Local Community Mourns Orlando Massacre
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    SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWSLocal Community Mourns Orlando MassacreIn the wake of the mass shooting that resulted in the murder of 50 people at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick promised that the city would take extra steps to ensure a repeat did not occur at the upcoming Stonewall festival on June 18.He said that the city had been working with the FBI and BSO “long before” the shooting but that more would be done in the days to come.“We cannot allow that kind of hatred. [... Read more

  • Candlelight vigils held across South Florida to honor Orlando shooting victims
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN-7 (FOX MIAMI)Candlelight vigils held across South Florida to honor Orlando shooting victimsWILTON MANORS, Fla. (WSVN) – Mourners are gathering across South Florida to honor the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.The City of Miami Beach is holding a vigil at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17th Street in Miami Beach, starting at 7 p.m.That vigil, however, is only one of several that are taking place across South Florida on Sunday. A vigil in Wilton Mano... Read more

  • Locals Gather In Wilton Manors To Remember Victims In Orlando Massacre
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    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Locals Gather In Wilton Manors To Remember Victims In Orlando MassacreBy Mike CugnoWILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) — Locals in several South Florida communities came together to remember the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.Locals gathered in Wilton Manors – known for its tight knit LGBT community – for a candlelight vigil Sunday afternoon.Hundreds showed up to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting that left at least 50 people dead including the gunman in ... Read more

  • South Florida Congressional delegation on Orlando shooting
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    South Florida Congressional delegation on Orlando shootingHere are the statements from members of the South Florida Congressional delegation about theshooting in the Orlando nightclub which left 50 dead:Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami:"The investigation is just beginning, but early reports suggest that it was an act of terrorism apparently inspired by radical Islam. I thank our brave law enforcement officers and first responders for their efforts. This is a horrific reminder that all Americans are vulne... Read more

  • Miami politicians to hold vigil for Orlando in Miami Beach
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    MIAMI HERALDNAKED POLITICS BLOGMiami politicians to hold vigil for Orlando in Miami BeachThe City of Miami Beach will host a 7 p.m. candlelight vigil tonight to honor the victims, family and friends affected by the Orlando shooting.The vigil will be held at SoundScape Park, 500 17 St."I know I speak for the entire City of Miami Beach when I say we are all deeply saddened by the act of senseless violence suffered by our neighbors in Orlando," Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said in a statement. "... Read more

  • As gay pride month begins, LGBT community reacts to mass shooting
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    SUN SENTINELAs gay pride month begins, LGBT community reacts to mass shootingBy Johnny Diaz, Barbara Corbellini Duarte and Skyler SwisherA tide of grief and sympathy swept South Florida after the Sunday morning mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub where 50 patrons were killed and 53 were injured.The tragedy comes at a time when the gay community embarks on several annual Pride events to celebrate decades of overcoming obstacles and discrimination. And now those events and related venues are ... Read more