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‘Do you see what’s happening?’: Orlando shooter reportedly contacted wife during attack

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Omar Mateen exchanged text messages with his wife in the midst of committing a massacre inside an Orlando LGBT nightclub, NBC News reported, citing anonymous sources.

According to NBC, Noor Salman texted Mateen around 2 a.m. on Saturday asking where he was following a phone call from his mother.

“Do you see what’s happening?” he allegedly responded. When she said no, he sent a follow-up text stating, “I love you, babe.”

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An anonymous official told NBC that Salman repeatedly called him after the exchange, which took place around 2:30 a.m. — 30 minutes into the attack at Pulse nightclub, which left 49 people dead and another 53 injured. However, she failed to reach him and only heard about the shooting at 4 a.m., when she was told to come out of the couple’s home with her hands up. Mateen was killed at the scene by authorities.

CNN reported that Mateen was also posting on Facebook during the attack.

“America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state,” he wrote. “You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes … now taste the Islamic state vengeance.”

Salman has already spoken to investigators. NBC reported that she is in the process of seeking legal representation.

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Marco Rubio says it was a ‘bad look’ for Trump to pick Doral for G7 — after several days of defending the decision

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On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) admitted that it was a "bad look" for President Donald Trump to call for hosting the next annual G7 summit at the Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami, Florida:

“Obviously you know, given everything that's going on, it was a bad look,” Rubio said of G7 at Doral, though he doubts Trump wanted to make money. “As a Floridian I thought it was great that they were going to come down, especially in June when we don't have as many visitors."

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 22, 2019

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‘You lost’: Internet mocks Trump for cheering on ‘great vote’ — that Republicans lost

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee accidentally mistook a satirical article with a fake transcript of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. While Schiff apologized for the error, Trump has called for his immediate impeachment.

Impeachment is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the section of the founding document gives examples of what they meant by "high crimes and misdemeanors." It does not cite accidentally reading the wrong transcript aloud. Members of Congress cannot be impeached and censure is a toothless resolution that is meaningless.

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Facebook reveals how Russia is already trying to manipulate the 2020 presidential election

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On Monday, in a series of announcements by Facebook, the company revealed it had shut down four new foreign interference operations originating from Russia and Iran. According to their announcement, one appears to be linked to the Russian troll agency, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), and was targeting the U.S. 2020 presidential election.

The company removed 50 Instagram accounts and one account on Facebook that originated in Russia and focused primarily on the United States.

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