• IL congressional office had multiple contacts with gunman
IL congressional office had multiple contacts with gunman

Multiple US media sources have identified Hodgkinson as the man police believe shot and wounded Congressman Steve Scalise and injured three others. The House majority whip, 51, is a five-term Republican from Louisiana. On social media Hodgkinson made a series of anti-Trump and anti-Republican comments, but so far investigators have not deter...

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  • Trump attends Gorsuch Supreme Court ceremony
Trump attends Gorsuch Supreme Court ceremony

The attorney general typically participates in the investiture of a new Supreme Court justice, but Jeff Sessions is traveling in Europe. Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch , left, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts , stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington , Thursday, June 15, 2017, following Gorsuch investiture ceremony,...

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  • Neighbors call GOP shooter a 'radical nut' who was 'reckless' with firearms
Neighbors call GOP shooter a 'radical nut' who was 'reckless' with firearms

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. In addition to Scalise, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Griner and her wife in the hospital on Wednesday night. After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for...

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  • Lobbyist for Russian interests contradicts key claim from Jeff Sessions' testimony
Lobbyist for Russian interests contradicts key claim from Jeff Sessions' testimony

Attorney General made during his Senate testimony this week. Sessions testified under oath on Tuesday that he did not believe he had any contacts with lobbyists working for Russian interests over the course of Trump's campaign. Burt made hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2016 alone lobbying Congress to exempt a proposed natural gas pipeline fro...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery after shooting
Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery after shooting

And so, early Wednesday morning, I jumped in my vehicle and drove to baseball practice in northeast D.C. On the other side of town, in Alexandria, Virginia, my Republican colleagues were doing the same, getting ready for Thursday's big charity game.

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  • Southern Baptists want nothing to do with 'alt-right white supremacy'
Southern Baptists want nothing to do with 'alt-right white supremacy'

The denomination is home to prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump . Yet while he was pleased with the final vote, McKissic pointed out that gambling and other issues were voted on quickly, and he wondered aloud about the convention's deliberation when it came to denouncing white supremacy.

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  • London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase
London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase

The fire reportedly started at around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday on the fourth floor of the 24-story residential building. Hundreds of firefighters struggled to tackle the fire as it ripped through the block, fanned by winds. Queen Elizabeth II praised the firefighters' bravery , and their commissioner noted the trauma they had seen. "Tragica...

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  • Fiamma Inc. releases statement following deadly workplace shooting
Fiamma Inc. releases statement following deadly workplace shooting

An arrest photo from 2010 of John Robert Neumann Jr. He roamed the building in search of his victims, reloading his gun at least once. The five victims were identified as Kevin Clark , 53; Kevin Lawson , 46; Brenda Motanez-Crespo, 44; Jeffrey Roberts , 57; and Robert Snyder , 69.

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  • Donald Trump Tweets WashPost's Obstruction Of Justice Report Is 'Witch Hunt'
Donald Trump Tweets WashPost's Obstruction Of Justice Report Is 'Witch Hunt'

Trump followed up about an hour later with another critical tweet: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he as...

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  • Illinois Man, 66, Identified as Suspect in Virginia Shooting
Illinois Man, 66, Identified as Suspect in Virginia Shooting

The suspected shooter's social media includes posts criticizing the president, even saying "it's time to destroy" Trump, reports TMZ. "I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said on the Senate floor. Hodgkinson and his wife also assumed legal guardianship of their 12-year-old great niece in 2002, but she was returned to state custody on...

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  • Mobile plans to start 600MHz rollout this summer
Mobile plans to start 600MHz rollout this summer

The company has already signaled it would like to start lighting up some of that new mobile wireless broadband spectrum as early as the end of this year, with testing beginning this summer . A map from Mosaik shows the Un-carrier managed to snag 40 MHz of spectrum across broad swaths of the country, as well as at least 20 MHz in key markets like...

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  • Health chief, 4 others charged with manslaughter in Flint
Health chief, 4 others charged with manslaughter in Flint

Another official charged was former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley , who now faces involuntary manslaughter along with other lower-ranking officials. An attorney for Lyon could not be reached for comment. "The governor isn't going to speculate on where the investigation is or is not headed, but he continues to cooperate fully", Snyder's ...

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  • Blimp goes down at US Open
Blimp goes down at US Open

Open golf tournament. A statement from the Washington County Sheriff's Office said its initial investigation shows the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems before the crash. I hope everyone is safe". Justin Maynard , a sales manager for the blimp's owner, Florida-based AirSign, told the AP that the company's operations team on the gr...

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  • Injured When SUV Jumps Curb In Hell's Kitchen
Injured When SUV Jumps Curb In Hell's Kitchen

Then he keep going and hit the wall, ' Singh said. One of the men hit by the auto is treated by firefighters. " In the moment it touched the cab by the front, it totally changed direction and ran onto the sidewalk ". "Two guys were also pushed by the auto but weren't badly hurt". She was on the sidewalk with her face down, she was conscious but s...

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  • $75M bond set for Ohio man accused of killing 5 people
$75M bond set for Ohio man accused of killing 5 people

Brickman is also charged in the deaths of a Stark County couple - Rogell Eugene John , 71, and his wife Roberta Ray John , 64 - who were found dead Monday afternoon in their Lake Township home. Suzanne Taylor's boyfriend would tell a 911 operator that that he spotted "her friend George's car" at the home, according to the station. Brinkman Jr.,...

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  • Ariel Winter and Her Boyfriend Just Got the Sweetest Matching Tattoos
Ariel Winter and Her Boyfriend Just Got the Sweetest Matching Tattoos

Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden got cheese and peanut butter inked on their respective fingers. "My boyfriend and I live together and he cooks". I can't cook at all. She recently defended her decision to move in with Meaden, even though many thought she's too young to do so. "I only get tattoos that are really meaningful to me and I lov...

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  • Senate intel panel to steer clear of Trump obstruction question
Senate intel panel to steer clear of Trump obstruction question

What Sessions didn't explain is why he waited a month to tell the public - and his own associates - that he had stepped aside from the probe. Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller , hinted broadly that the special counsel investigatio...

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  • Police search for suspects in Windsor abduction
Police search for suspects in Windsor abduction

An investigation is underway in CT and MA after police received a report that a 24-year-old woman was abducted at gunpoint in Windsor early this morning. and turned it over to city police, Delaney added. "Windsor police responded to interview the (kidnap victims) and recover the vehicle, and they will continue to investigate the crime".

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  • Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller
Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller

Desperate to secure total, and very public exoneration, possible personal entanglement in the probe will come as a sharp blow to the president. This decision, in his view, prevents him from being informed about the investigation but not from recommending the dismissal of James Comey , the former FBI director who was leading it until Trump fire...

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  • Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter 'who apparently volunteered for my campaign'
Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter 'who apparently volunteered for my campaign'

Medics say a bullet traveled across Scalise's pelvis, breaking bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding. Daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump said in a recent television interview that she did not expect the "viciousness" and "ferocity" of her father's critics.

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  • Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal
Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

Those include possible "junk" credit ratings, a halt to state-funded road projects, and suspension from national lotteries. The Republican governor's announcement, done via a Facebook video and statement, came the same day that the multi-state lottery association overseeing Powerball and Mega Millions games will leave IL by the end of this mo...

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  • Chance The Rapper Announces $2 Million Funding Challenge to Aid Chicago Youth
Chance The Rapper Announces $2 Million Funding Challenge to Aid Chicago Youth

For more information, watch Chance's Facebook announcement video below. Those with ideas should visit chicagobeyond.org and submit a 90-second video pitch for their shot at $2 million. The money is coming from Dozier's organization, a non-profit that supports Chicago's youth and she said any ideas from submitters over the age of 13 are welcom...

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  • Bernie-backed candidate defeated by establishment Dem in VA primary
Bernie-backed candidate defeated by establishment Dem in VA primary

Perriello had run as an unapologetic liberal crusader supported by prominent national Democrats like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Clothed in a T-shirt that displayed Smokey Bear wearing a "resist" hat, the Democrat voted for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam , the party's establishment favorite, because he thought Nort...

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  • President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice
President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

Asked whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice , Comey testified last week: "I don't know". He also said Comey should have shared his concerns about the Trump conversation with another Justice Department official, Dana Boente, who was then acting deputy attorney general, and would have been Comey's direct supervi...

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  • US special counsel probing Trump for possible obstruction
US special counsel probing Trump for possible obstruction

Comey testified a week ago that Trump had pressured him to "let go" an investigation into fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts he had had with Russian officials. "As I have stated many times , a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no coll...

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  • N. Texas Congressmen At Shooting Scene At Baseball Field
N. Texas Congressmen At Shooting Scene At Baseball Field

Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee screamed out the emergency call to 911, per Williams. "All of a sudden, here we were arm to arm". Witnesses said a gunman fired a torrent of bullets at the ballfield around 7 a.m. "Some of us will be on the injured reserve". We need to play. "There were dozens, if not hundreds of shots", said Barton, emotionally r...

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  • Washington Post says Mueller probe looking at obstruction by President Trump
Washington Post says Mueller probe looking at obstruction by President Trump

Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing. I don't think he's politically motivated. If I didn't, I did it for almost all of them, especially the ones that were substantive. The attorney general stepped asi...

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  • Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation
Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions confidently and at times forcefully defends himself before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on April 19. "There are none, Senator Wyden, there are none", Sessions insisted, his voice rising. President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter denounce report...

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  • President Trump: WAPO Obstruction of Justice Report is a
President Trump: WAPO Obstruction of Justice Report is a "Phony Story"

As a part of the reported probe, Mueller plans to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett , former deputy director of the NSA. He cited the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein . In Russia, meanwhile, President...

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  • Bernie Sanders Addresses Senate After Learning Alexandria Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer
Bernie Sanders Addresses Senate After Learning Alexandria Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

Scalise was shot in the hip and transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement from his office . "The heroes are the police officers", Barton added, fighting back tears, as he described watching the officers defend those under fire.

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  • Congressman Steve Scalise One Of 4 Shot in Alexandria, VA
Congressman Steve Scalise One Of 4 Shot in Alexandria, VA

USA representatives Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan had ducked out of baseball practice early on Wednesday when a middle-aged man in the parking lot asked them if the players in red shirts on the field were Republicans or Democrats. Hodgkinson's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment. The members of Congress sheltering in the d...

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  • United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized
United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

As Republican members of Congress held an early-morning practice in an Alexandria, Virginia neighborhood in preparation for the 80th annual congressional charity baseball game, a man from IL, reportedly armed with an SKS rifle and a 9 mm pistol, opened fire in a savage and cowardly attack that apparently was politically motivated.

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  • Adele makes surprise visit to London's Grenfell Tower, comforts victims and families
Adele makes surprise visit to London's Grenfell Tower, comforts victims and families

Many people are still missing and firefighters are facing hazardous conditions as they search the charred carcass from Wednesday's fire. An investigation into the cause of the blaze, the worst in the British capital in a generation, was underway.

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  • Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Alexandria Shooting
Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Alexandria Shooting

No members of Indiana's congressional delegation are on the Republican baseball team that was practicing Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire on the squad in Alexandria , Virginia , wounding five people. 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...

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  • Still no resolution for the $3 billion state budget deficit
Still no resolution for the $3 billion state budget deficit

The special session ends Friday. One thing the Senate and House may have differences on? Gov. Bill Walker past year reduced the amount available for dividends, citing the lack of a plan to address Alaska's deficit. Edwards and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne have said they would hold government agencies responsible to tow the line...

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