President Obama To Visit Orlando Thursday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Orlando on Thursday to pay respects to the victims of the weekend shooting at a gay nightclub.
Obama has called the shooting an act of terrorism and hate.
The FBI says there is no evidence of a plot and that the shooter, Omar Mateen, expressed support of several radical groups, including some at odds with each other.
Meanwhile, vigils are being held across the country for the 49 people killed when a gunman opened fire on a gay club in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.
In New York City, last night, thousands of people crowded the streets around the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, where large-scale gay rights activism got its start in 1969.
At the site of Sunday morning's shooting, thousands of people gathered to support the victims and survivors.
At Los Angeles City Hall, Lady Gaga began a joint reading of the victims' names.
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