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US president Barack Obama shakes hands with senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) after they arrived at the Orlando International Airport to visit with family and community members after the attack at the Pulse gay nightclub. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama spoke emotionally on a visit to Florida four days after the nightclub massacre, calling Orlando a city “shaken by an evil, (...)

Omar Mateen, who had attracted the attention of the FBI for claims about connections with terrorists, killed 49 people when he opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last Sunday. Photograph: MySpace/AP File

Every day, in FBI offices around the US, agents leaf through classified counterterrorism documents on American citizens one last time. They reread inf(...)

Muhammad Musri, iman of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, with law enforcement and local community leaders at a press conference in Orlando. Photograph: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Florida’s Muslim leaders have expressed disgust and revulsion at the worst mass shooting in US history which was perpetrated by an Afghan-American Mu(...)

An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. June 12th, 2016. Photograph: Myspace/Reuters

Omar Mateen’s life seemed to be on a successful trajectory a decade before he carried out one of the worst cases of mass murder in American history. (...)

Hundreds of New Orleanians make a human chain along the Moon Walk by the Mississippi River during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Photograph: Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP

Doctors fear the death toll from the deadliest mass shooting in US history will rise, as the identities of the 49 people who were gunned down began to(...)