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911 calls capture Pulse patrons desperately waiting for help

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Patrons trapped in an Orlando nightclub as a gunman carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history begged 911 operators to send help in audio recordings released Wednesday. The 150 or so calls were the last batch of recordings made public by the city after a court fight with media companies, and they capture patrons desperately waiting for first responders to help them. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 others were seriously injured during the massacre. “Please help…

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Rick Scott to appeal denial of federal emergency funds for Orlando massacre

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Gov. Rick Scott is planning to appeal the denial of his request for the declaration of a federal state of emergency in the wake of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting. Scott doesn’t understand why the request was denied, representative Jackie Schutz told The Associated Press, especially since an emergency was declared after the Boston Marathon bombing. The Governor has 30 days to appeal the decision, Schutz said. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency argue that the disaster fund is not appropriate…

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