Emily Cochrane

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Reporter for the Miami Herald

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Gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people early Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Who Were the Victims of the Orlando Nightclub Shooting?

Gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people early Sunday morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

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