Earlier, Obama met with the owners and staff of the Pulse nightclub, a place, he said, to "be who you truly are." The attack, an "act of hate," was an opportunity for Americans to reflect on how we treat one another, Obama said."Hatred toward people because of sexual orientation, regardless of where it comes from, is a a betrayal of what's best in us," he said.Obama said the nation would continue to be relentless in its fight against terrorist networks like Al Qaeda and Islamic State.2 in San Bernardino, Mateen appears to have been self-radicalized online, in part by listening to jihadist sermons and watching videos of beheadings by militants.

An estimated 1,000 protesters angry over the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect surrounded the home of St.

Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, broke two windows, and threw red paint at the residence before some 200 riot police arrived and dispersed the crowd, it was reported late Friday.

Mc Cain — who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election — made the comment to reporters while Obama was in Orlando visiting with the families of those killed in Sunday's attack and some of the survivors."Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, Al Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama's failures, utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq," a visibly angry Mc Cain told reporters in the Capitol as the Senate debated a spending bill."So the responsibility for it lies with President Barack Obama and his failed policies," Mc Cain said.

However, Mc Cain later sought to clarify his comments, saying over Twitter: "To clarify, I was referring to Pres Obama's national security decisions that have led to rise of #ISIL, not to the President himself."The medical examiner who oversaw the autopsies of the 49 victims in the Pulse nightclub shooting says he kept their bodies separated from the gunman's body. Joshua Stephany said in a statement Thursday that the remains of gunman Omar Mateen were being held in a building separate from the victims.

The plots, in which Americans either joined terrorist organizations abroad or committed violent attacks at home or overseas, involved more than 100 individuals, the 18-page report said.

A total of 13 homegrown attacks were carried out in the United States since 2001, the CRS found, five of which involved people inspired by the Islamic State.

Forty-nine people are dead and at least 53 injured in the deadliest shooting in American history after Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U. citizen, opened fire and took hostages inside the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Lucie County Courthouse as part of a contract with G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc."In early 2013, our staff was made aware of inflammatory comments made by Mateen.

Lucie County in Florida, said Thursday that the man who carried out the massacre at an Orlando nightclub was removed from his job as a security guard at the county's courthouse in 2013 after he made inflammatory comments about women, Jews and the mass shooting at Ft. Here is Mascara's statement:"Omar Mateen was one of multiple contracted security guards that rotated through the St.

Such a notion "defies common sense," he said, without naming Trump.