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Help me solve the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma of the Orlando terrorist’s motives

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8:15pm 6/14/2016 at 8:15pm

When the Newtown school shooting took place, I was making the long car trek from Ithaca to Rhode Island.

And so it was as reports came out on Sunday about the Orlando Pulse gay night club terror attack.

As with the Newtown shooting, for the first several hours I had to rely on...

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Orlando GoFundMe Sets Record With $3 Million

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/14/2016 at 3:00pm

Equality Florida’s GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $3 million to help the victims and families from the pulse gay club massacre.

Over 69,000 people have contributed, including a $100,000 donation from the company:

“We are beyond moved by the support from all corners of the world and all walks of life,” Equality...

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Mateen Never Fired Because He Was Muslim, Claims Former Coworker

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/13/2016 at 12:30pm

Omar Mateen’s former coworker has told the media that the murderer regularly made homophobic and racist remarks, but was never fired because he was Muslim.

Mateen murdered 49 people at a popular Orlando gay club on Saturday.

Daniel Gilroy worked with Mateen at “G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St....

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Orlando Suspect’s Father Praised Afghan Taliban

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8:00pm 6/12/2016 at 8:00pm

Omar Mateen’s father Seddique claimed his son’s religion had nothing to do with him killing 50 people at a popular gay club in Orlando. But videos show that Seddique supports the Taliban in his native Afghanistan.

Seddique hosted a show called the Durand Jirga Show on Payam-e-Afghan, “which broadcasts from California.” He...

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Orlando Terrorist Reportedly Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:58pm 6/12/2016 at 2:58pm

Details continue to emerge about Omar Mateen, the man who murdered 50 people and injured over 50 more at Pulse, a popular gay club in Orlando, FL.

NBC News has reported that Mateen called 911 right before he committed the massacre. Officials told reporter Pete Williams that Mateen told the operators he...

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Terror Attack in Orlando, Florida: 50 dead, 53 hospitalized

http://www.13abc.com/content/news/20-dead-42-injured-in-possible-terror-attack-in-Orlando-Florida-382606681.html
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:59am 6/12/2016 at 10:59am
http://www.13abc.com/content/news/20-dead-42-injured-in-possible-terror-attack-in-Orlando-Florida-382606681.html

An Islamic terrorist shot up an Orlando nightclub, killing 50 people and injuring at least 53 further people are hospitalized.

CNN reports:

Approximately 20...

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MLB Changes Puerto Rico Series to Miami Due to Zika

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:20pm 5/6/2016 at 7:20pm

The Zika virus has forced the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) to move the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins series from Puerto Rico to Miami.

Several players voiced their concerns over the virus, which led the union to ask Commissioner Rob Manfred to move the...

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Taxpayer Money Being Used to Spy on Kids’ Social Media Activity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:45pm 4/27/2016 at 5:45pm

Florida might be a tax friendly state, but it’s not very privacy friendly — at least not for the kiddos.

Orange County (home to Orlando) schools recently re-upped a partnership with SnapTrends, a software that monitors student social media activity.

Karen Turner writes at the

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Now, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s poaching CA businesses!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:30am 4/27/2016 at 8:30am

I followed former Texas Rick Perry’s poaching of California businesses when he was still in office.

Now, Florida’s governor is going to pick up where Perry left...

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Rick Scott gets even with “latte liberal” woman who screamed at him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:34pm 4/8/2016 at 8:34pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0

Some woman screamed at Florida Governor Rick Scott the other day, including calling him an a-hole, in a video that went viral.

Language Warning

The Gov just released his response:

After a viral video of a woman cursing him out in a coffee shop went viral this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to...

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Florida GOP Trolls Hillary for April Fools’ Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/1/2016 at 1:00pm

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) is having a little fun at Hillary Clinton’s expense this April Fools’ Day, posting several news releases highlighting her problems with the investigations into her email server and unfavorable polling.

In a mock press release obtained by Legal Insurrection, RPOF shared several fake news articles. One announced that...

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Florida Governor Signs Abortion Restrictions Bill Into Law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:32pm 3/26/2016 at 4:32pm

With demand down and red states limiting the amount of taxpayer monies going to fund abortion, abortion clinics are closing across the country.  Friday, Florida became another state to cut abortion funding when Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that would cut state funding to clinics that perform abortion.

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Dude allegedly steals BMW he tried to buy with food stamp card

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/22/2016 at 4:00pm

Florida Man just took attempted food stamp fraud to an entirely new level.

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In Florida, Trump and Clinton Have a Likability Problem

https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/678688616931921921
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00pm 3/18/2016 at 5:00pm
https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/678688616931921921

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won Florida’s primary elections Tuesday. But if focus groups are an indicator, many a Florida voter are unhappy with their choices this election cycle.

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Florida Passes Abortion Law Similar to Texas Law Challenged at SCOTUS

http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/politics/103509635-story
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:01pm 3/11/2016 at 6:01pm
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/politics/103509635-story

On Thursday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would cut off state funding to abortion provider Planned Parenthood and increases the safety requirements for abortion clinics. The bill was cheered  by pro-life activists across the country and also brings added importance to a case pending before the United States...

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Florida Man Gets Shot Using Fake Gun to Rob Corner Store

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/8/2016 at 1:00pm

When will Florida Man ever learn? Apparently, never.

In Pensacola, Florida, suspect, Jarell Blackmon used a fake pistol to rob a food mart. He cleaned out the cash register and made off with ten cartons of cigarettes before the cashier used a real gun to shoot him.

The Pensacola News...

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Changes Proposed to Florida’s Infamous “10-20-Life” Sentencing Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:30am 11/20/2015 at 11:30am

NOTE: This post has one correction and one clarification, as noted below.

One of Florida’s more interesting laws is the so-called “10-20-Life” statute, properly cited as §775.087 Possession or...

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