Orlando shooting

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Equality Florida has set a deadline to distribute donations for the victims of the Pulse shooting. Victims and their families have until September 12th to submit a claim to receive the funds.

Governor Rick Scott's office

The 49 Flags that were flying in front of the Old Historic Florida Capitol are no longer there anymore. The flags were placed there to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

Jul 27, 2016
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed.

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In his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Donald Trump said he’d protect the LGBTQ community. But one Florida advocate is skeptical.

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Lawmakers across the country are demanding action in response to the Orlando shooting earlier this month. WFSU looks into some of the gun control measures being considered in the wake of the tragedy.

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Following the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, some Florida Democrats want to make it harder for suspected terrorists to buy guns. But critics are calling the measure politically motivated and ineffective.

Governor Rick Scott's office

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott honored the 49 victims killed during the Orlando mass shooting with a Tallahassee memorial.

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Gun control supporters aren’t too happy with how the week turned out. While some expressed their outrage over the U.S. Senate’s rejection of several bills, others have held demonstrations in response to the House’s lack of votes. But, they’re still holding out hope that something can be done on the federal level to help curb gun violence.

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In wake of the Orlando mass shooting, Tallahassee Muslims are holding a peace rally this weekend.

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The House Democrats’ sit-in is over. The group was protesting a lack of votes on gun control bills in Congress. The sit-in—which lasted more than a day—included North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

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The relatives of two people killed by firearms say they’re disappointed gun control legislation they supported failed to get enough votes in the Republican-led U.S. Senate.

The LGBT advocacy group Equality Florida set a $100,000 fundraising goal for victims immediately after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando. Now, the total is nearing $6 million.

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Since the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, a number of Muslims and mosques in Florida have been receiving death threats. But, Florida Muslims want the public to know that they condemn these attacks and stand in solidarity with their fellow Americans.

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The guns used to kill at least 49 people in an Orlando gay club were purchased legally. In the wake of the largest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, WFSU looks into Florida’s gun laws.

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The mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub shooting has garnered an outpouring of support from around the county and the world. But not every condolence has been welcomed.

Multiple tragedies made headlines in Orlando last weekend, but that won’t significantly slow tourism, says a University of Central Florida professor.

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The funeral for Antonio Brown is set for this Saturday in Melbourne Florida. He was among more than 40 people killed when a gunman opened fire in an Orlando nightclub.

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In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, a U.S. Senator from Florida has filed a measure that he believes the National Rifle Association could get behind.

A google search for the Florida Family Policy Council says its website has been hacked. President John Stemberger confirms the site has been hacked several times.
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Some religious conservatives are being labeled as hypocrites for offering words of support following the mass shooting at an Orlando area gay nightclub. But one Florida leader says it's not hypocritical to express a value while also sympathizing with victims of the attack.

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In the wake of the Orlando shooting, people across the state and around the world are standing in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But some activists want more than thoughts and prayers. They want policy change.

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Since the mass shooting in Orlando, there has been a huge response from people who want to donate blood. And, while the current blood donations are appreciated, some donation centers say they may need more people to donate next week.

Florida’s only openly gay legislator says Orlando’s mass shooting is an example of a deranged individual taking anti-gay political rhetoric to the, “next level.”

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (2015).
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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says his agency isn’t releasing the gun permit application of the man who massacred people at an Orlando area gay nightclub. But he says the gunman was first licensed in 2007 and renewed in 2015.

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City of Tallahassee

One city commissioner wants to reevaluate Tallahassee bar hours following the shooting in Orlando.

Gov. Rick Scott is asking the Obama Administration to declare a state of emergency in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the  worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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