As families and friends of the Orlando shooting victims gather to bury their loved ones, the Republican-controlled senate blocks a measure that would have required a 3-day vetting period on gun sales to anyone suspected of links to terrorism.
Democrats in the US Senate held the floor for fifteen hours in a bid to force a debate on gun legislation. Republicans finally agreed to vote on the matter following the mass shooting in Orlando.
A divided US Senate has rejected four bills to restrict gun sales. Pressure is mounting on lawmakers to take action to restrict gun sales following last week's mass shooting in Orlando.
A federal judge has blocked the release of the Orlando nightclub gunman's widow, saying she posed a flight risk and threat to the public. Noor Salman is accused of abetting her late husband, who killed 49 people in June.
The wife of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen has been detained in California. US media are quoting unnamed officials as saying she faces charges of obstructing justice and aiding and abetting a terrorist organization.
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