• Obama calls Republican lawmaker after shooting at baseball field
Obama calls Republican lawmaker after shooting at baseball field

He denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Scalise's detail included two members of the Capitol Police who helped bring down the gunman, even though one was shot . Republican Mo Brooks from Alabama told the United States news broadcaster that the Louisiana Congressman sustained "a hip wound". Texas Rep. Joe Barton, st...

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  • Kathy Griffin cries, says Trump
Kathy Griffin cries, says Trump "broke me"

Ms. Griffin says, "I'm not laying down for this guy, I'm going to keep making jokes about this guy". Griffin has been sacked from CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast, a gig she'd held for more than a decade, and criticised by everyone from Chelsea Clinton to good friend, Anderson Cooper , saying that her joke went too far .

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  • Indian-origin Ananya Vinay wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017
Indian-origin Ananya Vinay wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017

Her winning word was " marocain ", a heavy crepe fabric. Last year, 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar and 11-year-old Nihar Janga were declared co-champions after correctly spelling the words "feldenkrais" - a type of exercise therapy created to reorganize connections between the brain and body - and "gesellschaft" - a kind of social relationship base...

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  • Rep. DeSantis Came Face-To-Face With Gunman Before Alexandria Shooting
Rep. DeSantis Came Face-To-Face With Gunman Before Alexandria Shooting

But the Florida rep from the Jacksonville area says he's certain the man he encountered was the shooter. Florida's congressional delegation acted with shock and horror to the shootings but one member in particular is left to wonder how close he came to being shot after his face-to-face encounter with the gunman before the rampage.

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  • GOP offers 'compromise' state budget with familiar reforms
GOP offers 'compromise' state budget with familiar reforms

Trump ". The president is under fire for apparently attempting to impede a federal investigation into whether anyone on Trump's campaign colluded with Russian operatives who meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Despite what many predicted would be a hard Senate map for Democrats in 2018, a CNN poll in April found 50 percent of voters wou...

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  • Joy Reid: 'Ridiculous people' think Trump murder art swayed GOP shooter Hodgkinson
Joy Reid: 'Ridiculous people' think Trump murder art swayed GOP shooter Hodgkinson

A gunman injured at least five people during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria , Virginia Wednesday, June 14th. The 66-year-old man from IL injured House Whip Steve Scalise and four others. At the time of the shooting, the congressmen were practicing for the congressional baseball game , an annual bipartisan event that raise...

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  • Game on: Tragedy won't stop annual Congressional Baseball Game
Game on: Tragedy won't stop annual Congressional Baseball Game

A scream rang out from second base, Brooks said. While the top lawmakers, including Scalise, have security details, others do not and regularly appear in public without protection. "He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump", said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . "There could have easily bee...

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  • Trump Spokesperson Calls Obstruction Of Justice Investigation
Trump Spokesperson Calls Obstruction Of Justice Investigation "Outrageous"

Five sources told the Post that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, NSA Director Mike Rogers and his ex-deputy Richard Ledgett agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators. In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigati...

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  • Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding
Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding

The White House's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week" began with Trump appearing June 5 with aviation officials and some prominent GOP lawmakers to announce plans to privatize the nation's air traffic control system and separate operations from the Federal Aviation Administration .

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  • MI congressmen safe after shooting in Virginia
MI congressmen safe after shooting in Virginia

A representative for Walberg said the Republican congressman planned to issue a statement shortly regarding Mika. David Palsrok tells 7 Action News Mika, a former staffer, was shot multiple times when a gunman opened fire on the congressional baseball practice.

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  • Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong
Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong

Golden State became the first team to score at least 100 points in every game of the playoffs, and Curry was clearly delighted when he joined NBA TV for his postgame chat with a cigar. As unforgettable for the rest of the National Basketball Association was the way the Warriors attacked the season, blending Durant's inside power with Curry...

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  • LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers will continue building toward NBA Championship
LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers will continue building toward NBA Championship

The Warriors won 129-120 t. In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. "I've stated my feeling before", Livingston said . "Maybe (Trump) doesn't ( invite us) and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal o...

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  • Suspect in shooting at Republicans baseball practice was Bernie Sanders backer
Suspect in shooting at Republicans baseball practice was Bernie Sanders backer

That case was dismissed. A review of his online posts stretching back several years found that his public posts were nearly exclusively about politics, and that they often sharply criticised Republican politicians and policies. Alexandria police arrived about three minutes after the first emergency phone call reporting an active shooter. This i...

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  • Cellphone video captures sounds of gunfire when Republican Congressional members were ambushed
Cellphone video captures sounds of gunfire when Republican Congressional members were ambushed

But a division of opinions, even in a hot political climate, shouldn't bring harm to those delivering a message or those supporting it. On Wednesday, Senator Sanders publicly acknowledged that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his presidential campaign past year, but he denounced the violence as "despicable".

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  • Top Republican wounded in US shooting
Top Republican wounded in US shooting

The lawmakers were practicing in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood in Virginia. "Here's a Republican that should Lose His Job, but they Gave Him a Raise", Mr. The shooter hailed from Belleville, Illinois, though his wife told ABC News that he had been living in Alexandria for the past two months. Traces are still being done on the two firea...

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  • Sessions defends himself against 'false allegations'
Sessions defends himself against 'false allegations'

Sen. Democratic senators skewered Attorney General Jeff Sessions for refusing to answer their questions about his private conversations with President Donald Trump during a June 13 hearing about Sessions' role in the controversy over Russian Federation and the election.

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  • Acquaintance of Alexandria shooting suspect: 'He could have a short temper'
Acquaintance of Alexandria shooting suspect: 'He could have a short temper'

Witnesses said the gunman opened fire with a rifle from the third base side of the diamond. "Whip Steve Scalise is a friend, a good man, a valued member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and a true fighter". He apparently drove out from IL and was living out of his vehicle. And on Wednesday, House Democratic leader James Clyburn of SC sai...

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  • Jeff Sessions and the Trail of Unanswered Questions
Jeff Sessions and the Trail of Unanswered Questions

This week, it was deja vu all over again, as Harris questioned Sessions about his role as a campaign stand-in for Trump and contacts he had had with the Russians. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., said he believed Sessions' reasoning for not commenting was faulty: There was no "appropriateness bucket", he said, for declining to answer a legitimat...

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  • Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia
Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia

The shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice could have been motivated by heightened partisanship, a Republican congressman who survived the attack told CNN . "The heroes are the police officers who attacked the shooter and in doing so, quite probably, saved many, many lives", Barton said. The FBI and police officials said they ...

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  • 2 inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed
2 inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed

Ricky Dubose , 24, and 44-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe were considered armed and extremely unsafe. They are armed with 9mm pistols that were taken from the correctional officers. Sills described the fugitives as violent repeat offenders and extremely unsafe, having taken the guards' 9 mm pistols. Rowe, a repeat offender now serving life withou...

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  • Kentucky National Guardsmen charged with sexual assault
Kentucky National Guardsmen charged with sexual assault

Police said Tubolino of Auburn, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Hart was charged with sexual abuse, and he faces sodomy charges along with Dennis and Ruth. It is damaging to our morale, to our readiness and to our combat ability. Gen. Stephen Hogan, Kentucky's adjutan...

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  • Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'
Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'

Within 90 minutes of starting the gauntlet, the video shows Piazza stumbling through the kitchen toward the basement steps. Eighteen members of a Penn State fraternity are due in court today to face charges in connection with the death of a pledge.

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  • Ron DeSantis describes 'strange encounter' with man before congressional baseball shooting
Ron DeSantis describes 'strange encounter' with man before congressional baseball shooting

Some security team members were also wounded. Duncan described to reporters his brief conversation with the individual. "Some of my teammates who saw me leave a little early came up to me and said 'You're lucky you did that, because you were first in line of fire and I don't think you guys would be here right now, had you not done that", he said.

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  • No Verdict Yet as Jurors Head Home for Day at Yanez Trial
No Verdict Yet as Jurors Head Home for Day at Yanez Trial

FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn., protesting the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Castile by St. The prosecution tried to argue to the judge on Tuesday that the jury should be given access to the transcript, but the defense dis...

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  • Former Trump Aide Calls Senator Kamala Harris
Former Trump Aide Calls Senator Kamala Harris "Hysterical" for Doing Her Job

As Sessions did his best to dodge Harris's questions, the junior California Senator kept her barrage on full blast for the entire 6-minute episode. Fair. But she should be able to ask the question. I'm sure it is tempting, but can folks please avoid that comfy cliché, a "star is born", to describe what's happening now with California Democrat...

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  • Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer
Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer

Harlan Hill, a conservative pundit, tweeted this just after 9 am eastern time : "Events like today are EXACTLY why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our President". He was accused in 2006 of punching a woman in the face and of aiming a gun at her boyfriend. Charges in that case were dismissed. A bystander reportedly us...

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  • US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony
US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony

The committee has not announced the timing of the event, or whether Sessions will speak in an open or closed hearing. He had been due to appear before the Senate and House appropriations subcommittees on Tuesday. Comey's testimony raised questions about Sessions' engagements with Russian Federation and his involvement in Comey's firing despite...

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  • Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, will need more surgery: hospital
Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, will need more surgery: hospital

Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and was receiving care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his office said. The suspected shooter, identified as James T. The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. When the federal officers first began firing, those in the dugout weren't ce...

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  • Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title
Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title

Open it's very tough but still fair and exciting, and you expect par to be an extremely good score". The world's best golfers head to Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the first time, with Dustin Johnson looking to defend the title he won a year ago.

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  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy shares prayers, praises police after shooting in Virginia
Congressman Kevin McCarthy shares prayers, praises police after shooting in Virginia

Scalise is shot but moving, and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt and out into the outfield. "I hear loud explosions". He said the congressman dragged himself 10 to 15 yards into the outfield to get further away from the gunman.

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria

Brooks said the Scalise "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". He was taken to a Washington hospital and is listed in critical condition after surgery Wednesday afternoon. Mr Sanders said he condemned the violence "in the strongest possible terms". In his whip campaign, he boasted about his conservative credentials and pointed o...

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  • Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated
Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated

But CNN and AP are now reporting Scalise is in critical condition. The FBI has taken over the investigation, local police say, because the attack involved violence against a federal officer. "House Democrats praying for our House GOP [and] Senate GOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting", Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen, D-Nev.,...

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  • US Attorney General Jeff Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a detestable lie
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a detestable lie

But in the rat-a-tat-tat of follow-up questions, Sessions slowly pried that door open again, by increasingly hedging his answers. "You're impeding this investigation". Sessions is the most senior member of Trump's administration caught up in the Russian Federation controversy. They seem to have collective amnesia about meeting with Russian official...

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  • Scalise had 'severe internal bleeding,' needs several more operations: hospital
Scalise had 'severe internal bleeding,' needs several more operations: hospital

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter, and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., also responded on social media: "Prayers for Rep. "I said, 'hey dude, you're shot!' He said, 'don't worry about it, it's not a big deal", Brooks recalled. It is too early to tell if the shooting was a t...

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  • Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified
Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified

It was shortly after 7 a.m.in a quiet, leafy Washington , D.C., suburb, and Rep. Rodney Davis was up at bat, practicing for a charity baseball game with some of his GOP colleagues, when the first shot cracked into the air. He ardently supported Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential campaign and used an image of him as his Facebook pr...

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