President Obama and the First Family visited Yosemite on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, spending Father’s Day weekend sightseeing Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. Obama spoke to a select crowd about the importance of preserving the country's natural spaces.
The U.S. Senate rejected four partisan measures designed to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. Despite the predetermined outcome, all 100 senators voted – an indication of the importance attached to the issue. "We learned in the months after Sandy Hook that the NRA has a vice-like grip on this place, even when 90% of the American public wants change," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
The death of 2-year-old, Lane Graves by an alligator at a Disney resort hotel brought a third tragedy to the city of Orlando, already reeling from the death of a singer by gun violence and a mass shooting. In the face of tragedy the city vows to recover.
Twelve K-9 comfort dogs from 7 states arrived in Orlando, FL to provide much needed smiles and healing to those grieving in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Lutheran Church Charities, of Northbrook, IL, brought the dogs to Orlando to comfort not only shooting victims and their families, but anyone who needs a little love.
Pulse nightclub shooting victim, Angel Colon, 26, shares his story of how he survived the deadly night at the popular gay nightclub in Orlando. Colon "played dead" at one point when the shooter was only feet away. Colon has been treated by the doctors and nurses at Orlando Regional Medical Center along with 43 other victims.
"There's no magic to the phrase 'radical Islam'... It's a political talking point. It's not a strategy," stated President Obama, two days after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Forty nine people were killed by a gunman in an Orlando, Florida nightclub.
Orlando Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Michael Cheatham said 6 patients remain in critical condition and 27 total are hospitalized in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. No patients have succumbed to their injuries.