The aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting — that killed 50 people and wounded another 53 in Orlando, Florida — left the United States with a number of political talking points. Gun safety, homophobia, and Islamophobia were all present in major conversations, with politicians, the media, and regular folks trying to determine where the blame lay and how to disseminate all the conflicting information emanating from the a terrible tragedy.
But for now, one thing is very clear. It doesn’t help then when politicians use the loss of life as political opportunism and call for ill-defined action that could result in physical harm against an entire religious group. MORE
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian forces to begin withdrawing from Syria, saying they have achieved their goals in the country, state-run media reported today.
The pullback will begin Tuesday, the state-run Sputnik news agency reported.
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