PULSE PATRONS SAY SHOOTER HAD VISITED CLUB BEFORE The FBI is working to establish whether Omar Mateen was a patron or if he was scouting the location. Mateen was also on gay dating apps, according to The Washington Post. As the investigation unfolds, here's a look into the FBI's previous investigations of the shooter, and the challenge ofstopping self-radicalization. And meet some of the many heroes who saved lives amid the carnage. [Sebastian Murdoch, Roque Planas, Andy Campbell and Willa Frej, HuffPost]
U.S. GUN DEATHS IN A WORLD OF THEIR OWN In Japan, your chances of dying from a gun are the equivalent of being killed by a lightning strike in the U.S. [NYT]
FRENCH PRESIDENT CALLS MURDER OF CAPTAIN, PARTNER A TERROR ACT "The killer of a French police officer and his partner broadcast the scene of the attack live on Facebook Monday night local time, a French source close to the investigation told CNN. The man who carried out the deadly knife attack in Magnanville, which is 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of Paris, was Larossi Abballa." [CNN]
APPARENTLY 99 PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE ARE GREAT AT THEIR JOBS Take that report from the Government Accountability Office as you will. [WaPo]
PARENTS, THINK TWICE BEFORE MOVING YOUR PRETEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY "A child who goes through a residential move at age 14 has double the risk of suicide by middle age. Her risks of engaging in violent crime of abusing drugs more than double." [WaPo]
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WHAT TO DO IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION A graphical look at Homeland Security's "Run, Hide, Fight" program's advice. [WaPo]
THIS IS EXACTLY HOW LARGE THE UNIVERSE IS It involves a lot of light years. [BBC]
FOR HACKERS, HE'S YOUR BEST BET "No, one of computer law’s loudest voices -- the attorney who has represented some of the country’s most famous hackers and who keeps an encrypted chat app open at all times so he can dispense ad hoc pro bono legal advice to members of Anonymous -- spends much of his time defending the kinds of clients Matlock might turn down on a good day and keeping Ventura’s marijuana professionals out of trouble." [Buzzfeed]
RECORD DONATIONS FOR ORLANDO "A GoFundMe initiative to raise money for the victims and families of the mass shooting at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, raised $1 million faster than any campaign in the platform’s history." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Trump also blacklisted The Washington Post yesterday.
~ Texting, the new form for last words.
~ Here are the 10 countries where you can be put to death for homosexuality.
~ Disney's next "Frozen"-esque hit features songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
~ We're packing our bags and heading to the world's best restaurant.
~ Bog butter is a thing that is apparently edible after 2,000 years. It is also butter buried in a bog.
~ For more appealing options for those of us that prefer our food not from a bog, here are a bunch of two-ingredient recipes.
~ Turns out we romanticize the hot dog cart in NYC, as it now "traps entrepreneurs in a spiral of low wages and a black market operating in plain sight."
~ These male CEOs talk work-life balance.
~ Confidence in Congress has gone up -- to 9 percent.