FL CLUB SHOOTING
Nightclub Massacre Terror in Orlando:
- The massacre at Pulse, an Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday morning, has been described as a "domestic terror incident," with at least 50 dead and 53 injured, officials said, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Dozens of bodies now slowly being removed. President Obama calling it an act of terror and an act of hate. The shooter has been identified by officials as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie County, Florida, a U.S.-born citizen with Afghani parents. After the shooting began, he called 911 to pledge his allegiance to ISIS, according to law enforcement officials. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News the guns used in the Orlando attack were a .223 caliber AR type rifle and a Glock 17 9mm handgun. The rifle round is a military-style NATO round and would be capable of penetration multiple with one shot. The gunman's father tells ABC News his son was just a regular guy who went to work and took care of his family. He never grew a beard oR showed any signs of being radicalized. The shooter's ex-wife paints a picture that he was abusive. ISIS supporters have cheered the massacre online.
- The gay community held vigils around the country from New York's Stonewall Inn to the Gay's Men's Chorus singing "We Shall Overcome" outside the White House. Marchers in LA's Gay Pride Parade held letters spelling "O-R-L-A-N-D-O."
-Donald Trump prompted outrage after saying that he "appreciate[s] the congrats for being right on Islamic terrorism" in light of the deadly massacre in an Orlando nightclub. Meghan McCain, daughter of Republican Senator John McCain, was among those leading the online criticism of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, tweeting: "You're congratulating yourself because 50 people are dead this morning in a horrific tragedy?" Meanwhile, Trump says he is changing the focus of his speech Monday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire from his case against Clinton to "this terrorist attack, immigration and national security."
- Hillary Clinton called it an act of terror and hate, saying: "I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando." The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also brought up the issue of guns in America: "We need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals." President Obama was supposed to start campaigning with Hillary Clinton this week, but in the wake of Orlando, the President’s campaign debut will have to wait. “Because of the tragic attack in Orlando, the June 15 Hillary for America campaign event with President Obama will be postponed.”
- Bernie Sanders tweeted: "All Americans are horrified, disgusted and saddened by the horrific atrocity in Orlando." Sanders said Sunday morning that he will likely meet with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening, the same day the Democratic Party’s nominating process officially comes to a close with the final primary in Washington, D.C.
The mourning continues for 22-year-old singer and former "The Voice" contestant Chritina Grimmie, who was shot dead while signing autographs after a show Friday night in Orlando. Her southern New Jersey home town to hold a candlelight vigil Monday night. Orlando Police say the motive for the gunman is still unclear.
Egyptian investigators say time is running out in the search for the black boxes from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board. In a statement Sunday, they say that searches by ships in the area will intensify, given that only around five days remain before the batteries of the flight's data and cockpit voice recorders expire and they stop emitting signals.
STANFORD SEXUAL ASSAULT
Stanford University graduating students and women's rights advocates used the school's commencement ceremony Sunday as the backdrop to express anger over the six-month jail sentence given to former student Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius is at a sentencing hearing in for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The judge is expected to announce the sentence in several days. The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years in jail, though a judge can reduce it in some circumstances. It will be the second time Pistorius has been sentenced for the 2013 killing, following a judge's earlier ruling that he was guilty of the lesser charge of negligent homicide. An appeals court rejected that verdict.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Sunday night.
The Golden State Warriors try to win back-to-backs NBA titles Monday night in Oakland. They have a three games to one lead hosting Game 5 of the finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But, they'll have to do it without Draymond Green. The star forward was suspended after being assessed another flagrant foul. Game time is 9pm ET on ABC.
"Hamilton" was the big winner at Sunday night's Tony Awards. But with 9 wins, the show came up short in taking the record 12 held by "The Producers." The awards program was overshadowed by the Orlando nightclub shooting. Host James Corden opened the show with an emotional tribute of solidarity.
The trial of Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson resumes today. He's the van driver who carried Freddie Gray after his arrest last year.
OPIODS (HFR 6/13 11AM)
One in five patients who were prescribed opioids reported that they shared their medication with another person, according to a new survey from the Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health.