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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016. Obama said there's no clear evidence that the shooter at an Orlando nightclub was directed to conduct his attack or part of a larger plot. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHIGNTON (AP) - Was it homegrown terrorism, anti-gay bigotry or random gun violence?

Americans searching for answers after the Orlando shootings are finding no easy solutions from Barack Obama. The president is acknowledging that a deadly mix of extremism and easy gun access have made future tragedies almost a foregone conclusion.

In the days after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, Obama has offered no simple prescriptions or promises for new action - even as the candidates vying for his job put forward aggressive plans of their own.

Instead, he's suggested the root causes behind a "disturbed" man's actions are difficult to determine and may be less important than a sort of "soul searching" about what to do about it.

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