President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Orlando Florida for what was expected to be an emotional visit with the families affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Footage of the Orlando Shooter, Omar Mateen was discovered in the 2012 BP oil slick documentary, The Big Fix. In the documentary, Mateen is seen working as a security guard.
We are also learning more about Mateen’s former wife, Noor Salman. There are reports Salman has spoken to the FBI, telling investigators that she accompanied Mateen to the Pulse nightclub at least once before the massacre.
Reportedly she drove with him to purchase ammunition, and pleaded with him not to commit the shooting. At this time Salman has not been arrested or charged with a crime.
If she had knowledge of the plot and failed to alert law enforcement, she could face criminal charges, including the intentional concealing of knowledge of a felony, aiding and abetting a crime, or even conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, depending on her level of culpability.
Body Of Nebraska Toddler Recovered After Alligator Attack At Disney World Resort
Florida authorities are still looking into the tragic death of a two-year-old boy who succumbed to an alligator attack at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The toddler was wading in the water Tuesday night at the Seven Seas Lagoon when he was grabbed by the animal. The boy’s father says he tried to wrestle the alligator as it pulled the child underwater.
Divers recovered the body of Lane Graves of Elkhorn, Nebraska, yesterday afternoon. They say the boy’s body was found near the same spot where he was last seen. Investigators believe the child drowned.
United State Of Women Summit Focuses On Establishing Blueprints For Social, Political, & Domestic Development
Five thousand women descended upon the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this week to attend the first ever United State of Women Summit.
The Tuesday event served as a forum for speakers and attendees to discuss the progress made in regards to women’s causes in America, while also creating blueprints for social, political, and domestic development.
Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock, joined guest host Laura Coates on NewsOne Now to discuss the United State of Women Conference and the White House’s announcement of twenty-eight companies signing up for their Equal Pay Pledge.
New Documentary Looks At The Impact TRAP Laws Have On The Reproductive Health Of Black Women
Four decades after the ban on first-trimester abortions was declared unconstitutional in Roe v. Wade, women’s reproductive rights activists find themselves before the Supreme Court for another battle in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case.
The case is an effort to overturn Texas Omnibus Abortion Bill (HB 2), a law that’s restricted abortion clinics so severely that according to Whole Woman’s Health, over 75 percent have closed in the state since 2013.
Filmmaker Dawn Porter‘s new documentary, Trapped, chronicles clinic employees and lawyers working to help keep abortion safe and legal.
Porter joined guest host Laura Coates on NewsOne Now to discuss her new film and how Texas’ HB 2 and TRAP laws are impacting the reproductive health of women of color.
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast