Obama to seek healing in Orlando even as politicians spar

(AP) - President Barack Obama will offer solace and healing to a distraught community during a visit to Orlando, even as the political world turns the shooting into a fresh excuse to fight about terrorism and gun control.



Obama faces a tragedy whose causes are still murky. Even as the families of 49 victims prepare to bury their dead, it's unclear exactly what led a 29-year-old Muslim born in New York to open fire in a gay nightclub where he may have been a frequent patron.



In Orlando, Obama plans to meet with families of the victims, as well as with the doctors, paramedics and other first responders who came to their aid.



He is also expected to speak publicly during his visit.


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