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Orlando to Buy Pulse Nightclub, Create Permanent Memorial

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday that the city has reached a deal to buy the gay nightclub for $2.25 million

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    The city of Orlando has announced plans to purchase the Pulse nightclub and eventually convert the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history into a memorial.

    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday that the city has reached a deal to buy the gay nightclub for $2.25 million.

    Dyer says the site should probably remain as-is for the next 12 to 18 months, as it has become a gathering place for mourners.

     

     

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    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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    He says the city will reach out to the community for advice on how plans for the memorial should proceed.

    The purchase price is $600,000 more than its appraised value.

    The June 12 attack left 49 people dead and 53 wounded. Gunman Omar Mateen was killed by SWAT team members.