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Panel discussion: The shootings in Orlando

Panel discussion: The shootings in Orlando

The deadly attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last Saturday has dominated news coverage in the United States and other countries in the past week. With 49 people having been killed by gunman Omar Mateen, it represents the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11.Another dimension to the shootings is the LGBT element, with the attack being the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history. The shootings have also fuelled considerable public debate about gun control and counter-terrorism measures, all against the backdrop of the ongoing U.S. presidential race.So will this attack lead to a tightening of gun control legislation in the US? How will the LGBT community recover from such a devastating attack? And to what extent will this incident change both America and the world at large? These questions and much more on this edition of Today, where we'll be discussing the fallout from last week's Orlando shootings.