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Orlando gunman apparently searched Facebook during attack

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While his victims texted heartbreaking last words to loved ones from the blood-drenched bathrooms, Omar Mateen apparently went on Facebook to measure the shockwaves his attack on a gay nightclub was generating. He searched for the terms “Pulse Orlando” and “Shooting,” according to a letter released by a Senate committee. The letter detailing Mateen’s Facebook posts and searches in the final hours of his life came to light as grief-stricken Orlando prepared to bury the first of the 49 dead…

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Disney’s Planet Hollywood to lay off 468 workers next year

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Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs is making plans to lay off more than 450 workers. According to a notice posted on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website Monday, the company plans 468 layoffs to take place between Jan. 6 and 19. In February Planet Hollywood announced it was transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story stargazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016. The renovations are scheduled to begin early next year. Disney Springs, formerly named Downtown Disney,…

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Downtown Disney gives way to Disney Springs

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Downtown Disney has become Disney Springs and the popular Walt Disney World complex is also getting a new look. The name change was made officials during a ceremony on Tuesday at Waterview Park next door to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which has an Indiana Jones-theme. On Wednesday, a new restaurant, Morimoto Asia, opens to the public. Keith Bradford, the vice president of Disney Springs, said the new name is “a huge milestone.” And, he said, “there’s plenty more to come.”…

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