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FBI releases Orlando shooter's full 911 transcript

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>> The FBI releasing the full transcript Monday, of a 911 call between Orlando gunman, Omar Mateen and police. Revealing that during the massacre, the shooter had pledged allegiance to Islamic State, and it's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The move of reversal from a decision earlier in the day to withhold that information.
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Reuters justice correspondent Julia Harte.>> There was a lot of speculation in the media about why they had redacted those names and whether he had not pledged allegiance to the groups and the individuals previously reported, but possibly to some other group. The Tsarnaev brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing, that he expressed support for Hezbollah.
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I think, the Justice Department's position was that they wanted to avoid all that speculation and avoid distractions from the content of the transcript that was more related to what actually took place.>> A partial transcript released earlier in the day had omitted the names of both Baghdadi and Islamic State from the teams emergency calls.
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While officials originally said they've didn't want to give the shooter a platform for his hateful message, US House Speaker Paul Ryan, criticized at its for being preposterous and censorship. The FBI also said they will not release Emergency calls made by the victims, out of respect for their privacy.
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>> Take care of each other.>> Mateen, who slaughtered 49 people at the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, about a week ago, paused several times during the three hour siege to speak with police. The 29 year old told authorities he'd rigged a car with bombs outside the building, and threatened to strap explosive vests to hostages he barricaded inside, saying, quote, you people are gonna get it, and I'm gonna ignite it if they try to do anything stupid.
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>> While we're not releasing the audio, what I could tell you is that while the killer made these murderous statements he did so in a chilling, calm, and deliberate manner.>> Investigators did not find any explosives at the scene.