Tragedy: worst mass casualty shooting event in U.S. History in Florida

A second terrible tragedy has struck the Orlando, Florida area. Following Friday’s shooting of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie, an horrific mass-casualty event has occurred at a gay nightclub in the Orlando Area. Over 50 people are dead and many more wounded, making this the worst mass shooting event in U.S. History, to date.

The alleged shooter, Omar Mateen, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a hand-gun and a knife. He was killed in a confrontation with the gunman, who had taken hostages and barricaded himself in the club. He has worked as a security guard, and he’s an American muslim alleged to have ties to ISIS. Authorities are investigating and learning more about his motivations.

The management team at Face Activities expresses our condolences and extends our sympathies to the victims and their families of this unconscionable act of violence. Now is the time for all civilised people to unite against such barbarism.

Learn more about the Orlando Mass Casualty Event (CNN)

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Christina Grimmie, star of NBC’s “The Voice,” murdered

Christina Grimmie - photo: Justin Higuchi

Late Friday night Christina Grimmie, a star of NBC’s “The Voice,” was gunned down while signing autographs after a Florida concert. She was 22. Her brother tackled the killer right after the assault, but the assailant turned the gun on himself, completing a murder-suicide.

Police identified the killer as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl. His motive is unknown at this point, but he drove two hours to murder the young singer, and came armed with two guns and a knife, suggesting premeditation.

Learn more about Christina Grimmie’s tragic murder (CNN)

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Muhammad Ali is laid to rest (includes ways to watch live)

The funeral procession of Muhammad Ali will begin at 9 a.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, a memorial service will take place in Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center.

Watch the funeral live online:

  • CBSN – starts at 1:00 pm, no cable subscription required
  • ESPN – starts at 2:00 pm, cable subscription required
  • TV ONE – starts at 2:00 pm, cable subscription required

On Friday the world was rocked by the death of Muhammad Ali. Ali was one of the greatest heavy weight boxing champions in history, who first entered the public arena after winning Olympic gold. Energetic and almost musical, he often spoke quickly in entertaining rhymes, long before the era of rap. He delighted the public, and confounded conservative journalists, who lined up to interview him.

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Could Hillary Clinton’s history making as a first female President be a self-inflicted wound?

This editorial just in from long-time Face Activities member, Gill:

In a speech last night before a roaring crowd of supporters, Hillary Clinton recognized the significance of the moment at hand. Addressing the enthusiastic convention goers, she shouted:

“According to the news, we are on the brink of an historic…unprecedented moment.” (BBC) Read more

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