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Orlando shooting update: Stories of victims

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Here are stories of some of the victims.

June 13, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Worst mass shooting in US history: 50 slain at gay nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. - It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub known as the Pulse took their last sips before the place closed.

June 12, 2016 | | Top of the wires


Ga. school superintendent says districts don’t need to follow federal bathroom policy

ATLANTA - Georgia's top education official said Friday that state school districts don't have to comply with the Obama administration's recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

May 20, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Top of the wires


Favored Democrat, incumbent U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson face primary challengers

ATLANTA - Top Georgia Democrats hope a wealthy newcomer to state politics can take down incumbent U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. But first, Jim Barksdale's fledgling campaign has to make it through the May 24 primary against project manager Cheryl Copeland and businessman John Coyne.

May 15, 2016 | | Top of the wires




Trump is projected winner in GOP Indiana primary

May 03, 2016 | | Top of the wires




Fans mourn death of inventive pop icon Prince at age 57

April 21, 2016 | | Top of the wires


Split high court now holds fate of Obama’s immigration actions

Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Top of the wires


Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.

April 06, 2016 | Associated Press and Times staff reports | Top of the wires


Cruz, Sanders earn victories in Wisconsin primaries

April 05, 2016 | | Top of the wires


Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Washington, Alaska

March 26, 2016 | | Top of the wires






Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

March 16, 2016 | | Top of the wires


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Supreme Court takes up dispute over immigrant detention

June 20, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Orlando shooting update: Police investigating whether gunman may have led secret gay life

June 14, 2016 | | Top of the wires


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