Obama decries Orlando shooting as an 'act of terror'

President Barack Obama decried the deadliest mass shooting in American history on Sunday as an "act of terror" and an "act of hate" targeting a

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: U.S. President Barack

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement regarding the Orlando mass shooting on June 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. At least 50 people were killed and 53 were injured after suspected gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (June 12, 2016 2:48 PM)

President Barack Obama decried the deadliest mass shooting in American history on Sunday as an "act of terror" and an "act of hate" targeting a place of "solidarity and empowerment" for gays and lesbians.

He urged Americans to decide whether this is the kind of "country we want to be."

Speaking hours after the shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Obama said the FBI would investigate the...

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