• Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting
Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting

Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson.

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  • Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'lie'
Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'lie'

Trump wrote on Twitter , in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause.

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  • Wolf Says He'll Protect PA's Medical Marijuana Program From Federal Intervention
Wolf Says He'll Protect PA's Medical Marijuana Program From Federal Intervention

In the letter, Sessions appeals to Congressional leaders to remove the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment from the current draft of the nation's 2018 budget; the amendment prohibits federal prosecutors from using federal funds to charge anyone with marijuana crimes who is compliant with their own state's rules and regulations for cannabis use, possessi...

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  • Shooter Opens Fire at Congressional Baseball Practice
Shooter Opens Fire at Congressional Baseball Practice

An acquaintance of the suspect confirmed that he had campaigned for Sanders during the election. Witnesses report Hodgkinson fired more than 50 rounds across field, striking two staffers, two Capitol Hill police officers and the third highest ranking House GOP member, Louisiana Rep.

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  • Scalise Critical as Shooting Stokes Fears of Rhetoric-fueled Violence
Scalise Critical as Shooting Stokes Fears of Rhetoric-fueled Violence

Her husband was at home all day with them, she said, and she thought he might have wanted a break. What did she say? "I never saw him get mad when people were talking good, bad or ugly about any of the political parties", Euille told The Associated Press.

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  • Summer Food Service Program running now
Summer Food Service Program running now

Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services Director Joe Urban said the meals are served at locations where at least 50 percent of students are on free or reduced lunch. "The important thing is that they have to be there during the time of meal service", she said. The center also operates a daily food pantry. Parents can also text "FOOD" ...

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  • Mueller Probing Obstruction Case Against Trump
Mueller Probing Obstruction Case Against Trump

The interviews suggest Mueller sees the attempted obstruction of justice question as more than just a "he said, he said" dispute between the president and the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, an official said. The White House now refers all questions about the Russian Federation investigation to Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowi...

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  • A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems
A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems

Family members of Matt Mika say the MI native was shot multiple times in his chest and arm, and he remains in the intensive care unit in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. The fans appeared to be Democratic staffers, having booed the announcement of several members of the GOP lineup. "I was fresh off of surgery, but ...

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  • The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Monday
The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Monday

However, the defense contends that Yanez only had split seconds to react, with the officer himself saying "I didn't want to shoot Mr. Castile at all" as he became emotional on the stand Friday. Castile's last words were, "I wasn't reaching for it". Yanez testified Friday that he saw Castile's hand on the gun. The defense has rested in the trial...

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  • Essay: Before Senate Republicans repeal Obamacare they must answer these questions
Essay: Before Senate Republicans repeal Obamacare they must answer these questions

Congressional sources said Trump described the House bill as mean at a closed-door White House lunch Tuesday with 15 Republican senators. Republican conservatives and moderates are divided as to what should be included in the bill. "They're ashamed of the bill", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said Monday on the Senate floor...

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  • Trump To Tighten Trade And Travel With Cuba
Trump To Tighten Trade And Travel With Cuba

Trump is expected to justify the new restrictions on human rights grounds. By restricting individual U.S. travel to Cuba , the new policy also risks cutting off a major source of income for Cuba's private business sector, which the policy is meant to support.

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  • White House Plays Down Talk of Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller
White House Plays Down Talk of Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump has "no intention" of firing special counsel Robert Mueller , a White House spokeswoman told reporters on Tuesday. The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats sali...

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  • Who was James Hodgkinson? More about the man behind the congressional shooting
Who was James Hodgkinson? More about the man behind the congressional shooting

On Wednesday morning, a group of Republican congress members were practicing for their annual charity baseball game when a man opened fire . The Vermont senator quickly made a statement denouncing his actions, saying he was "sickened by this despicable act ".

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  • Curry to pass on White House celebration visit
Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

Durant was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals on Monday after claiming an elusive NBA championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Warriors' statement comes less than 24 hours after Clemson visited the White House to honor a national championship win against Alabama in January, in which President Trump said the Tigers "w...

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  • Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say
Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say

A $115,000 reward is now being offered for information as to the whereabouts of Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe . Wednesday, Georgia officials released a photo for a Ford F-250 truck that Dubose and Rowe were said to have stolen.

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  • Pilot Hurt When Plane Crashes Into Car Parked At Church
Pilot Hurt When Plane Crashes Into Car Parked At Church

The aircraft is a 2005 model owned by M3 Aero Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware. He was transported Lakeland Regional Health for treatment. At first, church goers thought the noise was lightning but someone went outside to check and that mobilized the congregation.

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  • Scalise's condition 'more difficult' than first thought, Trump says
Scalise's condition 'more difficult' than first thought, Trump says

And there was a moment of silence for the victims of Wednesday's shootings. Pelosi also cited past remarks by Trump, saying: "You have a president who says: 'I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and nobody would care'". Brad Wenstrup, who is a physician, applied pressure to his wound, Flake said. "Both were purchased by the shooter from federa...

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  • Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam
Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam

U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber says Jeffs will likely face at least one other felony charge connected to his time on the run. The FBI had issued a $50,000 reward and a wanted poster with bold red lettering saying Jeffs should be considered armed and unsafe.

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  • Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'
Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'

The FBI was already combing through Hodgkinson's IL home by the time his identity was released to the public. (Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat, via AP). But Hodgkinson never looked at him and never said a word, he said. "There's just no way that I would have guessed that this guy would be shooting at law enforcement and a congressma...

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  • 'I am sickened,' Sanders says of shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign
'I am sickened,' Sanders says of shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Republicans were practicing for Thursday night's annual Congressional Baseball Game when a man started shooting at them. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.", Hodgkinson wrote in a March 22 post . Watson's department is not in charge of the investigation but he is hoping they find the motive and that it's not just a difference in political ...

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  • Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire counsel
Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire counsel

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying, "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Mr Grassley said Mr Comey's dismissal and his testimony on Ms Lynch should be looked at together, noting that Mr Comey "took the opportunity ...

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  • Play ball! GOP, Dems battle for charity
Play ball! GOP, Dems battle for charity

While top lawmakers, including Scalise , have security details, others do not and they regularly appear in public without protection. At least six people were hospitalized - four were shot, including House Whip Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition .

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  • Escaped inmates captured after foot chase in Tennessee
Escaped inmates captured after foot chase in Tennessee

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office, S.C. says it is investigating reports of a possible sighting of two unsafe escaped inmates on Thursday. "I have never seen this level of assistance in my career", Sills said. After their bloody jailbreak, the two convicts were spotted in the town of Madison where they broke into a house and helped themselves to...

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  • Weapons in lawmaker shooting purchased legally
Weapons in lawmaker shooting purchased legally

Hodgkinson opened fire on the baseball practice in Alexandria, Va . McCarthy applauded them for saving numerous lives, saying that they acted selflessly in the face of danger. Matt Mika , a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and former congressional staffer, was also identified as one of those shot. Witnesses said Scalise, of Louisiana, "army crawled" ...

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  • Trump Blasts Media Report on Obstruction of Justice
Trump Blasts Media Report on Obstruction of Justice

Mr Comey , who was sacked on May 9, told the Senate Intelligence Committee last week he believed President Trump dismissed him to undermine the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Trump surrogates have been instructed to argue that leaks are the real problem and that there is no legal case for obstruction. "The FBI leak of information regarding th...

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  • No, Kamala Harris Wasn't Being 'Hysterical,' CNN Analyst Says
No, Kamala Harris Wasn't Being 'Hysterical,' CNN Analyst Says

Then last week , when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified , Sen . HARRIS: Is that policy in writing somewhere? As she continued to go after Sessions, Burr cut in, chastising Harris and demanding that she "let him answer".

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  • China welcomes Rodman's visit to N. Korea
China welcomes Rodman's visit to N. Korea

Fowle left a Bible in a club hoping a North Korean would find it, which is considered a criminal offense in North Korea . What, if anything, substantive Rodman is doing in North Korea remains unclear. There are reported to be three other USA citizens in custody in North Korea . Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was visitin...

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  • Trump 'considering' firing Mueller, friend says
Trump 'considering' firing Mueller, friend says

She asked about news reports suggesting that President Donald Trump was already thinking about "terminating" Robert Mueller from his position as special counsel. Ruddy called the appointed of Mueller "a very highly unusual situation" and "politically driven", considering that no allegation of wrongdoing against Trump or any member of his st...

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  • Scalise shooter went to Washington to
Scalise shooter went to Washington to "fix the tax system", wife says

The FBI says the man who shot a US congressman and three other people during the Republican congressional baseball team's practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday appears to have bought his guns legally. CRIMINAL HISTORYHodgkinson has no felony charges or convictions on record in his home county of St. Clair in IL. A 66-year-old IL man name...

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  • Cosby jury deadlocked; Judge states deliberations will continue Friday
Cosby jury deadlocked; Judge states deliberations will continue Friday

The charge is known as the Allen Charge in other states. The jury is made up of four white women, six white men, one black woman and one black man. "Put them down, they're your friends ". What's next? Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer Ed Paskey told The Associated Press that judges most commonly will ask jurors to keep at it even afte...

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  • Putin ready to grant asylum to Comey
Putin ready to grant asylum to Comey

Russia wants ties with the United States improved, but the American domestic political situation is close to hopeless and while the Russian door is open, no one is going to lose their breath waiting to hold it open, political analyst Adam Garrie said, commenting on Putin's statement.

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  • Congressional Shooting Prompts Unity On Hill
Congressional Shooting Prompts Unity On Hill

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., and four others were wounded by a 66-year-old IL man who appears to have been a staunch critic of Trump and Republicans. Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. Mika, a former congressional staffer, is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods.

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  • Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?
Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?

Authorities said James Hodgkinson expressed grievances online about the president and Republicans, but they're still working to determine a concrete motive for the shooting . Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. The annual congres...

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  • Trump says Scalise
Trump says Scalise "in some trouble" as House gavels back in

But when 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois was later identified as the suspected shooter, DeSantis confirmed that Hodgkinson was the same man who had approached him. "I served with many of these congressmen, they're my friends, including Rep. Steve Scalise , who is seriously wounded - but I can say with confidence that he c...

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  • Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year
Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

Wednesday after an off-duty detective from the Yankton Police Department spotted Jeffs' vehicle, a silver Ford pickup with Utah plates, at Lewis and Clark Marina. As readers know, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was also convicted of two counts of child sexual assault for the abuse he inflicted upo...

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