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Obama speaks on the Orlando Shooting

From CNN.com:

Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014, FBI Assistant Special Agent Ronald Hopper told reporters Sunday. “Those interviews turned out to be inconclusive, so there was nothing to keep the investigation going,” Hopper said. Mateen was not under investigation at the time of Sunday’s shooting and was not under surveillance, Hopper said.
An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando — the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 911, authorities said Sunday.
* The gunman was Omar Mateen of Fort Pierce, Florida, a law enforcement source told CNN.
* Mateen called 911 around the time of the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston bombers, according to a U.S. official.
* Orlando police shot and killed Mateen.
Mateen carried an assault rifle and a pistol into the packed Pulse club about 2 a.m. Friday and started shooting, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53, police said. After a standoff of about three hours, police crashed into the building with an armored vehicle and killed Mateen.
“It appears he was organized and well-prepared,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said early Sunday. Authorities have not described finding any accomplices.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack on jihadi forums, but ISIS sympathizers have reacted by praising the attack on pro-Islamic State forums.
“We know enough to say this was an act of terror and act of hate,” President Obama said in an address to the nation from the White House. (more…)

A Few Words on the Attack on Paris

Warning: this video contents plenty of cussing!!! John Oliver says what I am thinking.

From Salon.com:

Ah, the advantages of premium cable to express immense anger and frustration. Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” featured John Oliver’s profanity-laced tirade that George Carlin would be proud of. From SNL’s solidarity, to Colbert’s shaky voice of concern, to even Bill Maher’s anger, comedians have spent the weekend trying to help the world come to grips with yet another tragedy. Oliver went another route, and instead completely lost his shit.

“Sadly, we must begin with a few words about France which, on Friday, suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World War II,” said Oliver at the top of the show. “Look, it’s hardly been 48 hours and much is still unknown, but there are a few things we can say for certain. And this is when it actually helps to be on HBO, where those things can be said without restraint, because after the many necessary and appropriate moments of silence, I’d like to offer you a moment of premium cable profanity.”

Congratulations to Jason Day!

Jason Day has played some really good golf. He seems to be Dustin Johnson without the meltdown. As Jordan Spieth said, “It was a stripe show.” Jason Day hit fairway after fairway. He also putted extremely well. Congratulations to Jason Day for winning the 2015 PGA Championship.

From Golf Channel:

The dreams of Jason Day and Jordan Spieth went head to head on Sunday in the final pairing of the PGA Championship. In the end, it was Day’s dream that came true as the Australian broke through to win his first major. Day closed with a 5-under 67 that left him at 20 under, the lowest score in relation to par in major-championship history. Here’s how the drama unfolded at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

Leaderboard: Jason Day (-20), Jordan Spieth (-17), Branden Grace (-15), Justin Rose (-14), Brooks Koepka (-13), Anirban Lahiri (-13)

What it means: One of the most talented players in the game, Day had experienced nothing but frustration in seeking his first major. He had shared the 54-hole lead in this year’s U.S. and British Opens, and went into Sunday at Whistling Straits with a two-stroke advantage. No player in the modern era had held the 54-hole lead or co-lead in three straight majors and not won any of them. But Day had not been able to cash in on 54-hole success. Since 2010 he had been in the top five of a major through 54 holes seven times before this week without winning. He had failed to convert his last five 54-hole leads or co-leads on the PGA Tour, and was only 1 for 7 in the category in his PGA Tour career.

Round of the day: Day made four birdies – at Nos. 2, 5, 6 and 7 – on the front nine, but dropped a stroke when he drove into a fairway bunker at No. 8 and bogeyed. After turning in 33, he added three birdies and a bogey on the back, good for a three-shot victory margin over Spieth.