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Tuesday morning on WAFF 48 News Today

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Two days after the deadly shooting rampage in Orlando, The Huntsville L-G-B-T community is coming together to share a simple but pointed message. Let love win out over hate. The owner of Deja Vieux decided to reopen the club to show everyone the L-G-B-T community is not afraid and won't be silenced. 

Good morning. Trent Butler here to let you know what we're covering for you on this Tuesday morning. The Shoals community is also showing its support for the Orlando shooting victims. Last night, many got together to sing, pray and pay tribute to the Orlando shooting victims during a candlelight vigil.

Right now, many of you are wondering how you can help the victims and their families in the Orlando tragedy. The American Red Cross says giving blood during this critical week of recovery is one of the one best ways to assist them. We'll tell you when you can do just that here in the Tennessee Valley as the Red Cross extends its hours. 

Meanwhile, a controversy is brewing in Tennessee where state lawmaker Andy Holt is planning to raffle off two A-R 15 rifles during an upcoming campaign fundraiser. Some say, this is bad timing in the wake of the Orlando shootings. Yet, Holt says guns aren't the problem and he wants his supporters to know he will do all he can to preserve their right to bear arms. 

The drinking water advisory for West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority customers could end this week. This morning, we'll tell you more about a process to dilute the dangerous chemicals that have been found in the drinking water of thousands of people here in the Valley. We hope you can join us for a busy morning on WAFF 48 News Today. 

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