• Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts
Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday strongly denied alleged involvement in any collusion with Russian Federation during last year's Donald Trump campaign, calling it an " appalling and detestable lie ". In response to accusations that he misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a question asked by U.S. Senator Al Fran...

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  • Wounded US congressman 'critical' after surgery
Wounded US congressman 'critical' after surgery

Hodgkinson has been identified as the suspect in the Wednesday, June. But federal police officials continue to investigate the incident, which shook Washington and stirred calls for unity from Capitol Hill. He is accompanied by Capitol Police at all times. Describing the shooting, Sen. Witnesses said the shooter asked which political party ...

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  • Suspect killed after Steve Scalise, 4 others shot at baseball practice
Suspect killed after Steve Scalise, 4 others shot at baseball practice

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". The charity baseball game the Republicans were practicing for - that will go on as scheduled tomorrow night. He was watchin...

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  • Hundreds honor victims of worst mass shooting in United States history
Hundreds honor victims of worst mass shooting in United States history

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared "Pulse Remembrance Day" and ordered flags to be flown at half-staff throughout the state. Last year, 49 people were killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando , Florida. She says she comes to the memorial outside Pulse nearly every day. In Orlando, 49 chimes rang to remember those who were killed. It is the dea...

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  • London fire: Toll rises to 17 as authorities fear more casualties
London fire: Toll rises to 17 as authorities fear more casualties

Some jumped to their deaths rather than face the flames, and witnesses reported seeing small children thrown from the tower by their families in a desperate bid to survive. However, the cause of the fire still remains unknown. Construction for the building was completed in 1974 and it underwent a renovation that was completed in May 2016.

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  • Alleged Congressional Baseball Game Shooter Was Trump Critic, Sanders Fan
Alleged Congressional Baseball Game Shooter Was Trump Critic, Sanders Fan

Capitol police guarding the House majority whip then fatally shot Hodgkinson. This 66-year-old man from Belleville , Illinois owned JTH Inspections. Clair County Sheriff's Department in Illinois, Hodgkinson had over 20 interactions with law enforcement for minor offenses. In other etters between 2008 and 2012, reported by NPR and The New R...

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  • Scott wields veto pen on higher education changes
Scott wields veto pen on higher education changes

The final version of the bill also has tougher penalties for synthetic drugs offenders, including murder charges for drug dealers in cases where the buyer overdoses and dies. "Students and families deserve certainty when making these important decisions, and today's veto makes advance planning much more hard", he said. He said he vetoed the bill ...

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  • Will shooting of a congressman be a turning point for unity?
Will shooting of a congressman be a turning point for unity?

The gunman was identified as James Hodgkinson, from IL. Sanders said he was "sickened by this despicable act". The former president wanted to let Rep. "Everyone on that field is a public servant", the president said. "Scalise was on second base, and was crawling out, leaving a trail of blood", said Rep.

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  • Bernie Sanders Condemns Gunman Who 'Apparently' Volunteered on His Campaign
Bernie Sanders Condemns Gunman Who 'Apparently' Volunteered on His Campaign

He was shot by police and taken to the hospital and reportedly asked whether they were 'Republican or Democrats', before the shooting incident. "A gentleman walked up to us and wanted to know whether there were Republicans or Democrats practising out there", Mr DeSantis told CNN.

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  • Network Newscasts Head to DC Area in Response to Shooting
Network Newscasts Head to DC Area in Response to Shooting

Many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police - who were part of Scalise's security detail - and local Alexandria police engaged in a shootout with Hodgkinson. Scalise was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for surgery, where he remained in critical condition. Police tweeted they were "inv...

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  • Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer shot in Virginia shooting
Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer shot in Virginia shooting

When he was elected in 2008, Mr. Scalise joined the annual baseball game and even encouraged his colleague across the aisle , Rep. Cedric Richmond, a New Orleans Democrat, to play. A woman walking her dog heard a female officer scream, "Drop your weapon", before the gunman "shot her and she fell to the ground". MedStar Washington Hospital...

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  • Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe
Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

Now you're not answering questions. "You're impeding this investigation". Sen. Ron Wyden of OR was even more blunt. Testifying before a Senate appropriations committee on Tuesday, Rosenstein said that Mueller has his full support and could only be fired "for good cause".

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  • President visits hospital treating wounded congressman
President visits hospital treating wounded congressman

At the time, Washington lawmakers rallied together, but the détente was short-lived as Congress quickly began to battle over gun control. The bullet reportedly pierced his hip during baseball practice may have done a lot of damage and the hospital said he's had to have a number of transfusions.

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  • Trump Sits by Wounded Scalise's Bedside
Trump Sits by Wounded Scalise's Bedside

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". A law enforcement source told CNN that traces were still being done on the two firearms recovered at the scene - an SKS ri...

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  • Congressman's condition 'more difficult' than first thought
Congressman's condition 'more difficult' than first thought

Scalise was among those injured and was first believed to be in stable condition. The attack rattled official Washington and brought an outpouring of condolences from officials on both sides of the political aisle Wednesday. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. Witnesses at the scene described a flurry of shot...

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  • 'There Was a Trail of Blood:' Senator Recalls Chaos of Shooting, Aftermath
'There Was a Trail of Blood:' Senator Recalls Chaos of Shooting, Aftermath

Trump and his wife Melania were accompanied to the hospital by the President's personal physician Ronny Jackson. "He has received multiple units of blood transfusion", the hospital said in a statement put out by Scalise's office. "He had a lot of ammo and shot, it looked like indiscriminately, across the field, hitting a member and a couple of ...

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  • President Trump May Be Under Investigation for Possible Obstruction of Justice
President Trump May Be Under Investigation for Possible Obstruction of Justice

The shift toward investigating the United States president began days after Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9, the Post said . "It's a huge deal, and I don't hate to tell you that I told you so", Toobin said on Anderson Cooper 360 . But House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, disagreed, saying ...

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  • Rep. Scalise Among 5 Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice in Va.
Rep. Scalise Among 5 Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice in Va.

Dave Reichert, R-Washington, a former sheriff, briefed House Republicans on safety measures for district offices amid health care protests. He was out of surgery and in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family.

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  • Congressman, 4 others shot at baseball field
Congressman, 4 others shot at baseball field

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner is still at MedStar Washington Hospital and is listed in good condition. Witnesses earlier said Scalise was felled by a bullet to his hip, and crawled across the field during the shooting . Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois. President Donald Trump planned to pay a visit to the U.S. congressman who...

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  • Democrats pray on baseball field after shooting
Democrats pray on baseball field after shooting

Loudermilk said had the attack happened in his home state, they would likely have had the resources to protect themselves. The assailant has been identified as James T. "It's just a really, really bad situation", the congressman said. Duncan said the man was wearing a red shirt but he didn't see anything in his hands.

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  • Trump makes case for apprenticeships
Trump makes case for apprenticeships

Adult participation is up 6 percent from 2015 and includes participation from 2,400 employers. The White House is seeking to focus attention on Trump's economic agenda amid scrutiny over a federal investigation into possible coordination between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Louisville, Pitino await NCAA discipline in escorts case
Louisville, Pitino await NCAA discipline in escorts case

Players deemed ineligible would be those involved in the sex parties, which are considered impermissible benefits. If the NCAA takes away Louisville's 2013 national title, the Cardinals would be the first school to ever have a championship season vacated and a banner removed.

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  • US Open: The rise of Jon Rahm - Thriving through 'adversity'
US Open: The rise of Jon Rahm - Thriving through 'adversity'

Johnson's golf ball moved slightly as he stepped in for a 3-foot par putt on the fifth hole. USGA officials said Wednesday that after months of assessing what went wrong a year ago the association has instituted changes that it's confident will prevent the championship from the kind of rules debacle that marred the Oakmont Open .

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  • US Congressman Steve Scalise shot at baseball practice in Virginia
US Congressman Steve Scalise shot at baseball practice in Virginia

Residents were focused on morning workouts and getting coffee; a congressional contingent had driven over for an early baseball practice. The man who shot and wounded four people at a Republican baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, had two guns in his possession, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed.

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  • Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to campaign
Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to campaign

Reports have Hodgkinson, confirmed as a volunteer in Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' failed campaign against Hillary Clinton , walking up and calmly asking if the participants were Republican or Democrat. Schaumleffel was playing with his grandkids when he heard gun fire in his backyard. Hodgkinson's criminal history includ...

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  • Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice
Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice

Court records show that Hodgkinson's legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving. Though there are no other legal problems listed in St. Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting. Investigators blanket the area of a morning shooting...

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  • President Trump Calls It a Travel Ban - Lawyers Call it Self-Sabotage
President Trump Calls It a Travel Ban - Lawyers Call it Self-Sabotage

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Monday for a "much tougher version" of his travel ban and an "expedited" hearing for the measure before the Supreme Court. According to CNN , Trump's tweets about the ban have already been used against the lawyers arguing on his behalf. Judges in the cases have pointed to Trump's words on the campaign tra...

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  • Illinois Native Who Shot Top GOP Congressman had Criminal History
Illinois Native Who Shot Top GOP Congressman had Criminal History

Trump described Scalise as a "very good friend" and "patriot", telling him: "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting ". Six people died in that incident. Some who knew him identified Hodgkinson as a disturbed man with a history of committing crimes. "It continued to fire at different people".

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  • Dead gunman was open about Bernie Sanders support on social media
Dead gunman was open about Bernie Sanders support on social media

Let me be as clear as I can be. Sen. Bernie Sanders , who led a progressive, left-wing populist effort that very almost won him the Democratic presidential nomination, condemned the shooting Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice - and acknowledged the suspect was apparently a supporter of his campaign.

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  • Tragedy won't stop annual baseball game
Tragedy won't stop annual baseball game

Scalise, who suffered a gunshot wound to the hip during the attack, underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon and remains in critical condition, according to the New York Daily News . Hodgkinson, who had been living in his van in Alexandria for the past few months, had posted anti-Trump rhetoric on his Facebook page and had written letters to his ho...

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  • Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections
Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections

The session Greitens called is underway to advance legislation to create new abortion regulations, and Moon was annoyed by the governor's language. Earlier in the day, more than 150 abortion rights supporters criticized the special session and demanded lawmakers protect women's health care.

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  • Congressional baseball players: We must unite
Congressional baseball players: We must unite

Here's how witnesses - from members of Congress to a passerby - describe the attack, in conversations with Morning Edition and with NPR's Jessica Taylor, who spent the day reporting from the scene of the attack. Gabby Giffords, the only other member of Congress shot in the last four decades. Trump, who has offered strong support for the NRA...

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  • Alleged shooter identified as James T. Hodgkinson
Alleged shooter identified as James T. Hodgkinson

Speaking from Capitol Hill , Sanders say he had just learned that the shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , was a volunteer during Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. "I was waving frantically, 'Come off the field right now, ' and when they got to the dugout, I told them what happened and it was just sort of, everybody got very silent",...

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  • McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'
McAuliffe: 'We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence'

Many gun control groups spent the immediate aftermath of the shooting privately contemplating their strategy. Democratic members have issued statement after statement putting country over party. Not with respect to the Second Amendment. Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, a gun-rights advocate, said the gun debate can wait. "The problem is...

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  • 39-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season
39-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports theU.S. Department of Commerce's announcement to expand the 2017 private recreational fishing season for Gulf of Mexico red snapper . Since the private-angler recreational annual catch limit is 3.8 million pounds, the overage would be more than 7.4 million pounds, the organizations said.

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