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Twerking Outside the Capitol for Orlando
Werk for Peace activists danced to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"

To honor the Orlando nightclub shooting victims, LGBT activists created a nightclub of their own outside the Capitol on Thursday.  

The newly formed group, Werk For Peace, organized the flash mob-style group dance for its first event.  

Obama: Orlando Families Want Gun Control, 'Don't Care About Politics'
President says gun 'debate needs to change'

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, as Rep. Corrine Brown looks on, after arriving at the Orlando International Airport on Thursday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama on Thursday called for new federal gun control measures after a meeting with family members of victims of Sunday’s Orlando mass shooting , saying the parents he met there “don’t care about politics.”  

After the president and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid 49 white roses — one for each Pulse nightclub patron killed — at a memorial in the Central Florida city, Obama told reporters the family members’ collective grief “is beyond description.”  

Hassan Says She Supports Assault Weapons Ban
Ayotte challenger says some weapons can be banned while protecting hunting rights

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is running against Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte, didn't say whether she'd vote to reinstate the assault weapons ban. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who's running against incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, said Wednesday she would support an "appropriate, fair assault weapons ban."  

Hassan's comments come in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, in which a gunman, armed with an AR-15 rifle and a handgun, killed 49 people before police killed him.  

Trump: I'm a 'Pretty Good Prognosticator' of Terror Attacks
He insists the U.S. must ban foreign Muslims from entering the country

Donald Trump on Monday took credit again for forecasting the kind of mass terror attack that occurred in Orlando on Sunday.

In the hours after the early morning shooting at a gay nightclub that killed 50 people including the gunman, Trump was heavily criticized for saying on Twitter that he appreciated “the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.”