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    Obama: ‘No Clear Evidence’ of Link Between Shooter, ISIS

    While Orlando gunman Omar Mateen seems to have pledged allegiance to the extremists before launching the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, there is “no evidence so far that he was in fact directed” to do so, the  president said today. He will visit Orlando on Thursday to pay his respects, as the LGBT community is reeling after Sunday’s attack at the Pulse nightclub left 50 dead and 53 wounded. Authorities say American-born Mateen, 29, opened fire in the gay club with a legally purchased assault rifle before dying in a shootout — making him an example of “the kind of home-grown extremism” officials have long feared, Obama added.

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