Orlando Shooter Texted Wife During Attack, Source Says:
The Orlando shooter and his wife exchanged text messages during the Pulse nightclub rampage, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN.
Around 4 a.m. on June 12, about two hours after he started the attack and while holed up in a bathroom, Omar Mateen texted his wife, Noor Salman, asking if she’d seen the news, the official said.
At one point, she responded with a text saying that she loved him. Salman also tried calling her husband several times during the standoff, a second law enforcement official said.
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Obama’s Cerebral Reaction To Terror Tested In Orlando:
President Barack Obama on Thursday traveled to the scene of the largest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 buffeted by criticism that he doesn’t understand the threat posed by radical Islam and hasn’t done enough to protect the homeland.
When terrorists have struck during his presidency, Obama has typically reacted cerebrally, trying to ensure that reason triumphs over the fear and emotion of the moment even as critics such as Donald Trump assail it.
On Thursday in Orlando, Obama had to yet again console Americans grieving from a mass shooting — and on this occasion he had to also reassure Americans reeling from the dawn of a new era of mass casualty, lone wolf, homegrown terrorism that authorities have long feared.
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Oprah Winfrey Is Writing A Cookbook, Puts Memoir ‘On Hold’:
Oprah Winfrey is writing her first cookbook, “Food, Health and Happiness: ‘On Point’ Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life.”
“In the past several months on Weight Watchers, I have worked with wonderful chefs to make healthier versions of my favorite meals,” Winfrey said in a statement. “When people come to my house for lunch or dinner, the number one thing they ask is, ‘How is this so delicious and still healthy?’ So I decided to answer that question with recipes everyone can enjoy.”
Winfrey is also working on her memoir, “The Life You Want,” originally scheduled to release this January. Her publisher, Flatiron Books, says it will now publish the cookbook first and push back the memoir release date.