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Attorney General Tells Orlando’s Gays: ‘We Stand With You’

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, right, conducts a meeting with U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley, concerning the Pulse nightclub mass shooting at the U.S. Attorney's office, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Federal investigators who have conducted hundreds of interviews haven't ruled out charges against others in connection with the shooting and say they're still trying to determine why Omar Mateen, who died in a gun battle with police, picked as his target a popular gay nightclub.

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Photos: LGBTQ+ Community Celebrates Progress At Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival

Lexi McMinn (left) kisses her sister Sydney Ward (right) at the Gainesville Pride Festival. McMinn said she was happy "My sister was "coming out." Oriana Bravo/WUFT News

Gainesville's LGBTQ+ community gathered at the city's annual Pride Parade and Festival to recognize progress in the effort for equality, especially with this year's Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees gay marriage. The parade marched down University Avenue on Saturday, starting on Southwest Seventh Street and finishing at the corner of Southeast First Street and First Avenue.

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