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# orlando - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida
# NBA
From The42
# NBA

NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida

Jun 17th 2020, 9:19 AM 3,428 Views 2 Comments

On top of coronavirus fears, many players feel they ought to sit out the restarted season as a protest against police killings.

# orlando - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Ada is paying a price of not playing for her country but this fight of hers is a fight of all of us'
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

'Ada is paying a price of not playing for her country but this fight of hers is a fight of all of us'

May 30th 2019, 12:03 PM 6,763 Views 4 Comments

Brazil star Marta has her say on the absence of Norway’s Ada Hegerberg from the Women’s World Cup.

# orlando - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Florida after engine problem
# Orlando
# Orlando

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Florida after engine problem

Mar 27th 2019, 7:24 AM 31,017 Views 16 Comments

The Federal Aviation Agency is investigating the incident.

# orlando - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Irish people priced out of investment market at home are putting their money in properties near Disneyworld
# Florida
# Florida

Irish people priced out of investment market at home are putting their money in properties near Disneyworld

Jul 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 31,411 Views 41 Comments

Up to 200 Irish clients in the last two years have made investments through one company alone.

# orlando - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Four children and suspected gunman found dead after Orlando hostage situation
# Florida
# Florida

Four children and suspected gunman found dead after Orlando hostage situation

Jun 12th 2018, 8:03 AM 21,534 Views 19 Comments

The children aged one, six, 10 and 11 were found dead by officers overnight.

# orlando - Friday 30 March, 2018

Widow of Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty of lying to the FBI
# Orlando
# Orlando

Widow of Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty of lying to the FBI

Mar 30th 2018, 4:32 PM 6,884 Views 0 Comments

Noor Salman, 31, began sobbing with joy when she was found not guilty.

# orlando - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Father of Orlando nightclub shooter was FBI informant, court documents reveal
# Seddique Mateen
# Seddique Mateen

Father of Orlando nightclub shooter was FBI informant, court documents reveal

Mar 27th 2018, 11:03 AM 19,470 Views 19 Comments

Omar Mateen, the attacker, died in the 12 June 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

# orlando - Monday 5 June, 2017

Florida shooting: 'Disgruntled employee' kills five in Orlando
# Orange County
# Orange County

Florida shooting: 'Disgruntled employee' kills five in Orlando

Jun 5th 2017, 5:40 PM 120,771 Views 75 Comments

Police called it a “workplace violence incident” and said there were no apparent links to terror.

# orlando - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Orlando nightclub shooting: Widow of gunman to be released on bail
# Electronic Tagging
# Electronic Tagging

Orlando nightclub shooting: Widow of gunman to be released on bail

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:29 AM 7,619 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors had argued she should be kept behind bars because she posed a threat to society.

# orlando - Monday 16 January, 2017

Orlando shooter's widow arrested and charged with obstruction of justice
# Pulse Nightclub
# Pulse Nightclub

Orlando shooter's widow arrested and charged with obstruction of justice

Jan 16th 2017, 5:57 PM 11,485 Views 0 Comments

Noor Salman was taken into custody by the FBI earlier today and is due in court tomorrow.

# orlando - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims
# The 49
# The 49

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims

Jan 5th 2017, 9:22 AM 16,527 Views 54 Comments

On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.

# orlando - Sunday 28 August, 2016

US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart
# Southwest Airlines
# Southwest Airlines

US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart

Aug 28th 2016, 2:51 PM 39,989 Views 24 Comments

The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.

# orlando - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:56 PM 39,400 Views 48 Comments

According to a police report, a 45-year-old father of two was visiting Busch Gardens theme park in Florida with his family when he reached into a pen, picked up the flamingo and threw her down.

# orlando - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting
# Emergency
# Emergency

Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting

Jul 9th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,375 Views 18 Comments

Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.

# orlando - Friday 24 June, 2016

Investigators have found 'no concrete evidence' that Orlando LGBT nightclub shooter was gay
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Investigators have found 'no concrete evidence' that Orlando LGBT nightclub shooter was gay

Jun 24th 2016, 7:00 PM 11,582 Views 55 Comments

Law enforcement officials have said they believe Mateen was radicalised at some point before the Pulse nightclub attack.

# orlando - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Orlando gunman's 'gay lover' claims massacre was revenge against HIV-positive partner
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

Orlando gunman's 'gay lover' claims massacre was revenge against HIV-positive partner

Jun 23rd 2016, 9:04 AM 38,114 Views 84 Comments

The man, known only as Miguel, claims Mateen said he was going to make the Puerto Rican gay community ‘pay’.

# orlando - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Four proposals to bring in tighter gun controls in the US are rejected
# Orlando
# Orlando

Four proposals to bring in tighter gun controls in the US are rejected

Jun 21st 2016, 7:36 AM 15,362 Views 60 Comments

The Republican-controlled Senate couldn’t even agree to restrict the sale of firearms to suspected terrorists.

# orlando - Monday 20 June, 2016

"I did the shootings": Transcripts show Orlando gunman acted with 'chilling calm'
# Pulse Nightclub
# Pulse Nightclub

"I did the shootings": Transcripts show Orlando gunman acted with 'chilling calm'

Jun 20th 2016, 6:04 PM 18,989 Views 145 Comments

The shooter identified himself as an “Islamic soldier” in the calls.

# orlando - Sunday 19 June, 2016

JK Rowling sent a wonderful message to the funeral of one of the Orlando victims
# Orlando
From The Daily Edge
# Orlando

JK Rowling sent a wonderful message to the funeral of one of the Orlando victims

Jun 19th 2016, 12:42 PM 5,746 Views 0 Comments

“To Luis, who died for love.”

# orlando - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Orlando buries its dead in the wake of gay nightclub shooting
# America
# America

Orlando buries its dead in the wake of gay nightclub shooting

Jun 18th 2016, 12:58 PM 9,543 Views 19 Comments

More funerals are expected to take place over the weekend as the city continues to mourn.

# orlando - Friday 17 June, 2016

A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’
# Pulse
From The Daily Edge
# Pulse

A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’

Jun 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 3,869 Views 5 Comments

All the proceeds go straight to the families of the victims.

# orlando - Thursday 16 June, 2016

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws
# Senate
# Senate

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws

Jun 16th 2016, 9:01 AM 15,790 Views 39 Comments

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.

Orlando shooter's wife 'tried to talk him out of violence but did not call police' say reports
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Orlando shooter's wife 'tried to talk him out of violence but did not call police' say reports

Jun 16th 2016, 8:17 AM 12,969 Views 35 Comments

Omar Mateen also spoke of the “filthy ways of the west”.

# orlando - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

American journalist buys semi-automatic rifle in just seven minutes
# Orlando Shooting
# Orlando Shooting

American journalist buys semi-automatic rifle in just seven minutes

Jun 15th 2016, 9:12 AM 34,490 Views 148 Comments

Helen Ubiñas has received hate mail after writing about the experience.

FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan
# Noor Mateen
# Noor Mateen

FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan

Jun 15th 2016, 7:05 AM 18,705 Views 39 Comments

He had also planned an attack at Walt Disney World.

# orlando - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out

Jun 14th 2016, 8:59 PM 23,025 Views 61 Comments

50 people were killed in gun attack by Omar Mateen at Florida gay nightclub Pulse.

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims

Jun 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 11,961 Views 117 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed

Jun 14th 2016, 8:23 AM 983 Views 93 Comments

Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'

Jun 14th 2016, 8:07 AM 30,200 Views 75 Comments

The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say

Jun 14th 2016, 7:48 AM 35,882 Views 68 Comments

Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.

# orlando - Monday 13 June, 2016

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting
# City Hall
# City Hall

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting

Jun 13th 2016, 7:57 PM 32,702 Views 174 Comments

A large crowd – some draped in rainbow flags and holding balloons and other items – gathered at about 7pm this evening for the vigil.

Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name
# Opinion
# Opinion

Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name

Jun 13th 2016, 7:30 PM 125 Views 199 Comments

“We need to rally around our LGBTI brothers and sisters… and to defy the absolute evil [of] groups like Islamic State,” writes security expert Tom Clonan.

'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub

Jun 13th 2016, 10:52 AM 50,880 Views 60 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the 50 victims.

Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week

Jun 13th 2016, 7:05 AM 22,104 Views 181 Comments

The attack, the worst mass shooting in modern US history, was carried out at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a well-known gay hangout.

# orlando - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Florida gay nightclub worst mass shooting in US history: 50 dead and 53 injured
# America
# America

Florida gay nightclub worst mass shooting in US history: 50 dead and 53 injured

Jun 12th 2016, 4:20 PM 240,352 Views 492 Comments

The suspect’s father has said his son may have been motivated by homophobia and not by his Muslim faith.

# orlando - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

An Irish couple on holiday just scored the greatest photobomb
# Having A Giraffe
From The Daily Edge
# Having A Giraffe

An Irish couple on holiday just scored the greatest photobomb

Jun 30th 2015, 7:35 PM 8,808 Views 2 Comments

Oh hai!

# orlando - Friday 12 June, 2015

An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help
# Thats Nice
# Thats Nice

An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help

Jun 12th 2015, 4:19 PM 37,161 Views 35 Comments

Their bags, containing passports and money, were taken from their hotel room.

# orlando - Sunday 23 November, 2014

The world's tallest roller-coaster will open in 2017 and is absolutely terrifying
# Vomit Comet
# Vomit Comet

The world's tallest roller-coaster will open in 2017 and is absolutely terrifying

Nov 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 61,266 Views 37 Comments

Sweaty palms all round.

# orlando - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Giant fish tank bursts at Disney restaurant while people eat dinner
# Waterworld
From The Daily Edge
# Waterworld

Giant fish tank bursts at Disney restaurant while people eat dinner

Mar 19th 2014, 9:17 AM 3,877 Views 0 Comments

There was “chaos”, according to one diner.

# orlando - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney's Space Mountain
# Ground Control
# Ground Control

Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney's Space Mountain

Sep 22nd 2013, 5:00 PM 23,385 Views 28 Comments

The oldest operating rollercoaster in Florida was a feat of engineering at its time – and still looks impressive.

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