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Authorities: Orlando gunman texted wife during massacre

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Did the Orlando gunman's widow contact him during massacre?

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen and his wife texted one another during his rampage at Pulse nightclub, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told CNN.

Mateen's first text to his wife, Noor Salman, came in around 4 a.m., several hours after he began his shooting rampage. In the first message, Mateen asked if she'd seen the news.

Salman tried calling her husband several times and texted him to say she loved him.

Authorities said Salman likely realized her husband could be responsible for the attack, based on the timing of her calls. Mateen never answered.

Salman's account of the hours leading up to the attack has come under increasing scrutiny during the past few days. Authorities said Salman gave conflicting stories about what happened.

President Obama travels to Orlando to meet with families of shooting victims

President Barack Obama traveled to Orlando Thursday to meet with the families of the Orlando shooting victims.

He and Vice President Joe Biden left 49 white roses at a memorial in remembrance of those killed in the shooting rampage.

After a series of emotional meeting with the families of victims, Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass gun control legislation.

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"I truly hope that senators rise to the moment and do the right thing. We can stop some tragedies. We can save some lives. If we don't act, we will keep seeing more massacres like this," Obama said.

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