5 Things To Know Thursday

Another tragedy strikes Orlando, Connecticut's delegation takes a stand and the hockey world bids farewell to a legend in today's Five Things To Know.


1. Mr. Murphy Goes To Washington

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy led a filibuster Wednesday - saying he would not yield the floor until Republicans picked up meaningful debate on gun control legislation. He was joined by many other prominent Democrats including fellow Nutmegger Richard Blumenthal, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown

2. Orlando Gunman

Investigators are beginning to get a clearer picture of the Orlando gunman. According to a Senate Homeland Security Committee letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the gunman raged about the "filthy ways of the west" on the social network. He also blamed the U.S. for the deaths of "innocent women and children."

3. Disney

Divers found the body of a 2-year-old boy who was reportedly dragged underwater by an alligator at a Disney World hotel in Orlando. Lane Graves had been staying with his family when he was pulled under Tuesday night. 

4. Hartford Police 

Hartford police are under investigation regarding whether they used excessive force in a June 4 arrest following a car chase. The state's attorney is reviewing dashcam footage from the arrests of Ricardo Perez and Emilio Diaz, both of whom are facing a litany of charges. 

5. Farewell Mr. Hockey

The hockey world laid a legend to rest Wednesday. The funeral for longtime Detroit Red Wings star, and former Hartford Whaler, Gordie Howe brought out some of the biggest names in the hockey world. Howe died June 10 at the age of 88.

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