• Trump says shooting suspect James T. Hodgkinson is dead
Trump says shooting suspect James T. Hodgkinson is dead

A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also injured. Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him. After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise...

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  • Congressional ballgame to go on despite shooting
Congressional ballgame to go on despite shooting

Congressman Scalise were wounded when a gunman opened fire during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday morning. "Scalise was lying motionless on the field - he'd dragged himself off the infield into the outfield". Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Barton had arrived at the US Capitol s...

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  • NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting
NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee passed the shooter on his way into the dugout to hide. Vice President (Mike) Pence has spoken to him. They were still trying to process what happened and how to move on. Richmond defended Scalise in the only scandal the Republican leader has faced. Scalise apologized for the speech, described himself as unaware o...

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  • Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

He was regularly spotted in recent weeks working on a computer at a YMCA - steps away from the field - and mostly kept to himself. Authorities believe Hodgkinson had been in the Alexandria area since March, living out of a cargo van and not working, Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said.

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  • Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call
Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

Yet Stewart very almost knocked off Gillespie anyway, falling just 4,300 votes short to come within about 1 percent of the failed 2014 Senate candidate - in all Gillespie took home 43.7 percent of the vote compared to Stewart's 42.5 percent, while state Sen.

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  • Man Who Robbed Bank to Avoid His Wife Sentenced to Home Confinement
Man Who Robbed Bank to Avoid His Wife Sentenced to Home Confinement

Lawrence John Ripple , 71, robbed a Kansas City bank in September in hopes of being given a prison sentence in an attempt to escape his wife , according to the Kansas City Star . Ripple, who pleaded guilty to a federal bank robbery count in January, said his depression had gone undiagnosed and that he was feeling like his old self after seeking...

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  • Ex-president of Penn State going to jail in sex abuse case
Ex-president of Penn State going to jail in sex abuse case

Spanier was given 4 to 12 months in prison - two months in jail and two under house arrest - while Curley received a term of 7 to 23 months, and Schultz 6 to 23 months. Boccabella said he was not convinced that Spanier was "totally responsible" for the failure to report Sandusky to authorities, noting that he relied on the judgement of his aides.

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  • Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting
Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting

Two U.S. Capitol police officers who were wounded are in "good condition", Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said . Mo Brooks, who was on the scene, said during an interview on CNN that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a congressional aide had been shot.

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  • Years After Last Congress Member Shot, Gun Gulf as Wide as Ever
Years After Last Congress Member Shot, Gun Gulf as Wide as Ever

The shooting began around 7 a.m. The FBI has taken over the investigation, local police say, because the attack involved violence against a federal officer. Texas Rep. Roger Williams, coach of the GOP baseball team, reported that a member of his staff was also shot and wounded. Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico, who was at the practice but unharm...

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  • Who was James T. Hodgkinson?
Who was James T. Hodgkinson?

Orear recalled Hodgkinson being a passionate progressive.However, Orear doesn't recall Hodgkinson showing signs that he could one day carry out a violent attack. He was accused in 2006 of punching a woman in the face and of aiming a gun at her boyfriend. Another witness, Kaya Ovington, who lives across from the YMCA, said she recognized Hodgkinso...

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  • Photo Shows Jeff Sessions With Russian Ambassador
Photo Shows Jeff Sessions With Russian Ambassador

For example, at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate confirmation hearing, he said, "I have been called a surrogate a time or two in that campaign , and I did not have communications with the Russians ". And while he did criticize Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail fiasco previous year - which you'll recall was the officia...

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  • Comey's testimony adds to damaging perceptions
Comey's testimony adds to damaging perceptions

In the February 14 conversation that was recorded fastidiously in Comey's notes and repeated by him in his testimony before a Senate committee on Thursday, the president said that the disgraced and fired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn "is a good guy", to which Comey replied, "He is a good guy".

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  • Trump visits wounded Republican congressman in hospital
Trump visits wounded Republican congressman in hospital

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". " Virginia public safety officials are coordinating with local responders and we will continue to monitor this situation a...

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  • Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip Trip To White House
Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip Trip To White House

The team will have a conversation about what is going on moving forward. We have Warriors magnets on our fridge, hats on our heads, and gear in our closets. "Has anyone ever thought that Donald Trump was a great leader?" His bigotry, sexism, xenophobia, and egregious dishonesty impact all of us - whether we speak out about those things or not.

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  • Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at workplace near Orlando
Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at workplace near Orlando

The unidentified assailant had a history of misdemeanour criminal offences but was not linked to any terror organizations, said the sheriff, who described the shootings as workplace violence. Several roads in Orlando were closed as deputies responded to the shooting. He methodically sought out his victims, according to one witness who said she ...

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  • Rod Rosenstein Says There's No Reason to Fire Mueller
Rod Rosenstein Says There's No Reason to Fire Mueller

According to the Washington Post , Trump's actions to impede the Russian investigation, particularly the firing of former FBI Director James Comey , have now indeed placed him under investigation for potential obstruction of justice .

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  • Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated
Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

He also had an arrest record that included charges for drunken driving, resisting a police officer, domestic battery and damaging property. A police spokesperson said she could not yet confirm the number of injuries. "So we finally got - somebody said that the gunman was down. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staff...

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  • Local lawmakers respond to baseball practice shooting
Local lawmakers respond to baseball practice shooting

He said the incident Wednesday felt like "déjà vu". He said the police showed up soon after. He said the shooter appeared to be a white male but added that "I saw him for a second or two". He also spoke with Griner and her wife, as well as hospital doctors. Lawmakers and their staffs said Wednesday's shooting once again exposed a reality that t...

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  • Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate
Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from IL, used a M4 assault carbine during the attack, CBS News also confirmed. Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds Wednesday morning.

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  • Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting
Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

Steve Scalise (R-La.) to the hospital. "I want to compliment the U.S. Capitol Police for their quick action and through their heroic efforts and others they save a lot of lives", McAuliffe said . John Rosenthal, co-founder of the Newton-based Stop Handgun Violence, said he hoped the incident would motivate Congress to pass stricter gun laws, ...

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  • Republican lawmaker hurt in shooting
Republican lawmaker hurt in shooting

For those who aren't familiar with this annual event, it's when congressional Democrats and Republicans get together to play each other in an exhibition game that raises money for different D.C. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio. "He was big into watching the Golf Channel". Flake, of Arizona, said he ran onto the field and also tried to come to Scalise's aide.

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  • No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings
No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

After a gunman opened fire early this morning on Republicans practicing for the congressional baseball game, people immediately-and predictably-started calling for more gun control . Pride Fund to End Gun Violence is a Political Action Committee (PAC), organized for the goal of raising and spending money to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates at the fe...

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  • Ryan:
Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

Even so, Gingrich said , Trump won't seek to dismiss Mueller because he's confident the probe will conclude he's done nothing wrong. But expressions of discontent with Mueller are bubbling up nonetheless. The interview was first reported by PBS. President Donald Trump "has no intention" of firing Robert Mueller , White House spokesman Sar...

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  • Rep. Brad Sherman moves forward on effort to impeach Trump
Rep. Brad Sherman moves forward on effort to impeach Trump

If removed from the president's office, Vice President Mike Pence will take over as commander in chief. Axios reported that Democratic leadership wants to be careful using the i-word as the "investigations haven't revealed enough yet" - a possible sign that Democrats were disappointed with Comey's testimony in front of the Senate Intelligen...

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  • Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN
Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

In a statement, Capitol Police said Griner was in "good condition in the hospital having been shot in the ankle", and that Bailey "was treated and released having sustained a minor injury during the incident". "Sadly they were wounded, but they did their job and we're very proud of them", he said. BENNETT: Steve Scalise , the House majority wh...

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  • North Korea releases United States student Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases United States student Otto Warmbier

He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised trial in North Korea , when he publicly confessed to trying to steal a propaganda banner. The North Korean account, the family said , claimed that Warmbier then fell into a coma after being given a sleeping pill.

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  • Shooting In Virginia Wounds Congressman, Staff Member & Officers
Shooting In Virginia Wounds Congressman, Staff Member & Officers

Five people were shot Wednesday morning , including Majority Whip Steve Scalise , shattering a sense of security on Capitol Hill. The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". "It shouldn't take an incident like this to bring us together", he said. "He was targeting members". Brooks hit the ground...

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  • London tower block fire: At least 12 dead, number expected to rise
London tower block fire: At least 12 dead, number expected to rise

He said regulations for tall buildings were meant to prevent the spread of fire, so if it does occur, "the consequences are often catastrophic". "People of Kensington. The burned facade of the tower is seen as firefighters tackle a serious fire at Latimer Road in West London . Around an hour later the London Fire Brigade also tweeted that the wh...

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  • NBC5 Forecast: Hot and Humid, Slight Chance of Rain Tonight
NBC5 Forecast: Hot and Humid, Slight Chance of Rain Tonight

Severe thunderstorms are possible later today mainly across central and south central Kansas. Heavy downpours, large hail and damaging winds were expected to continue throughout the night in thunderstorms across north central and northeast IL, as well as northwest in, according to the weather service.

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, aides shot at baseball practice in Virginia
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, aides shot at baseball practice in Virginia

We are praying for swift recoveries for those who were injured and we are thankful for the bravery and quick action of U.S. Capitol Police and local first responders to stop the attacker and treat those who were wounded. The shooting took place just after 7:00 am (1100 GMT) as the Republican team practiced for the well-loved charity showdown. He...

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  • Suspect Dead After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia
Suspect Dead After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

Trump, who announced the gunman's death, called for unity . Gillibrand also said it is essential that "we do not allow this attack to make us cower in fear". The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, is scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park across the Potomac River in Washington, and will go forward as planned.

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  • Local congressmen say they are shocked, saddened by Alexandria shooting
Local congressmen say they are shocked, saddened by Alexandria shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and multiple other people were shot Wednesday morning in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia , NBC News has confirmed. According to Barton the gunman was a middle aged man who was wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt. Prior to entering surgery, Rep. Scalise, 51, "was in good spirits and spoke t...

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  • Sessions says he's
Sessions says he's "not stonewalling", citing "confidential communications" with Trump

Rosenstein testified that he is the only one who has the authority to fire Mueller, who was appointed following the May 9 ousting of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and that he had seen no good cause to do so. Furthermore, as it is the President who holds the privilege, neither Sessions nor any other executive branch of...

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  • Republican House whip Steve Scalise shot in Virginia shooting
Republican House whip Steve Scalise shot in Virginia shooting

He would also not confirm a report by CBS that the gunman was welding a high-powered semi-automatic assault rifle. Scalise remains in critical condition at a hospital. By virtue of his leadership position, Scalise is one of 10 members of Congress who has a regular Capitol Police security detail that travels everywhere with him.

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  • Trump visits 'critical' Steve Scalise in hospital
Trump visits 'critical' Steve Scalise in hospital

Donald Trump and his wife Melania visited top Republican Congressman Steve Scalise , recuperating at a hospital after being shot by a rifle-welding critic of the president who sprayed bullets on U.S. He was rushed to safety in the dugout when shots were heard, a witness told ABC News . "We are strongest when we are unified and when we wo...

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