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Pres. Obama, VP Biden visiting Orlando today after nightclub shooting

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 11:23:21-04

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will fly to Orlando Thursday to pay their respects to the victims of Sunday's Pulse nightclub shooting.

"The President and Vice President will travel to Orlando, Florida to meet with families of victims of the attack and stand in solidarity with the Orlando community," the White House said in a statement.

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Obama plans no major speech or call to action during his trip. 

Twenty-three shooting victims remain in the hospital, according to a tweet by Orlando Health. Five people underwent surgery Wednesday.  Six victims are still in critical condition and 14 others are stable.

Since Sunday, surgeons have performed 50 operations on victims from the shooting. 

The specifics of where the president and vice president will visit in Orlando have not been released to the public.