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NC's Rep. Walker: Gunman 'obviously planned to kill many Republican members'

The baseball players were preparing for a baseball game that was scheduled for Thursday. "It's not a secret that we're there", Rooney said. Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, a security detail accompanies him to practice. Rep. Some time before shots rang out during a practice for the congressional baseball game on Wednesday, a man walked up to lawmakers and asked whether Republicans or Democrats were on the field, according to Rep.

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Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

He said the FBI has joined the investigation. "Five people were transported medically from the scene", Alexandria police chief Michael Brown told a press conference. The shooter opened fire at a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park , across the parking lot from Alexandria's YMCA. Sen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., said in an interview with CNN that Scalise was the only Congressional member shot and that it took about 10 minutes to take the shooter down.

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Texas police seize 600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops

Police estimate the drug-laced sweets to have a street value close to $1 million, with each lollipop estimated to be sold on the street for between $20 and $40. They said each lollipop can go from $20 to $40. "It was evident they were making these in the kitchen", he explained. "A child picking them up is going to see them and think it's regular candy", Diaz said.

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Manhunt sparked by slaying of prison guards, inmates' escape

But Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says the fugitives did commit a burglary in Madison , about 25 miles north of the spot where they previously seen carjacking a motorist after escaping from a prison bus. "If anyone sees them or comes into contact, they need to call 911 immediately". They're suspected to have killed two state corrections officers in Putnam County and kept their weapons as they fled.

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Happy National Flag Day

The origins of Flag Day were officially credited on June 14, 2004, by Congress House Resolution 662, stating that Flag Day originated in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. In Prince William County, residents and businesses can bring their old flags to special collection bins at the Prince William Landfill or the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility to be properly retired.

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Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

The first lady has said she wishes he would give up tweeting . Trump Tower in NY so that her son could finish the ongoing school year. This is the first time the first family has been officially living under the same roof for the past five months.

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Hot, sunny, windy day Monday in Oklahoma City

Monday night , partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Partly sunny skies are expected on Thursday , with a high near 77. Southeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. A series of storms are predicted to bring showers and thunderstorms for Friday into the weekend . Partly sunny, with a high near 90. You might also be interested in.

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I'm here as long as you want me, May says

As British Prime Minister Theresa May tries to cobble together a minority government , she faces growing tensions over the future of Northern Ireland and whether the province will remain part of the United Kingdom. The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however.

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Heinrich: Sessions' testimony shows 'concerted effort' to obstruct investigation

It was an honest mistake. Sessions recommended the firing last month, raising questions about whether he violated his recusal from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. During the hearing, King said Sessions was "selective" about discussing some conversations Sessions had with the president, but not others. "It's just like through the looking glass", the attorney general said after thanking Cotton.

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Trump Calls James Comey 'Very Cowardly'

Testifying one month after Trump fired him, Comey said he lost his job because of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. During an interview with Fox News , Donald Trump Jr expressed disbelief that Mr Comey felt "threatened" by his conversation with the President before he was sacked.

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Donald Trump Jr. Completely Contradicts His Dad's Comey Claim

The way Comey understood his conversations with the president, Trump asked Comey for three things: his loyalty, to "lift the cloud" of any perception the president was under investigation and to drop the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn .

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Donald Trump Jr. Contradicts Father's Account of Private Meeting With Comey

Comey, "I need loyalty , I expect loyalty" in form or substance". Though Trump has lambasted Comey as a "leaker", he also claimed "total and complete vindication " following the ex-FBI chief's testimony , focusing on Comey's confirmation that Trump was not personally being probed.

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President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

But in this particular case, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from anything relating to the Russian Federation investigation. Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy.

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Democrats Fuming Over Sessions' Refusal to Answer Questions

Republican U.S. Susan Collins questioned whether Sessions violated his recusal from the Russian Federation probe when he recommended Comey's dismissal. Sessions bristled at Wyden , telling the OR senator that people are suggesting through innuendo that he has not been honest. "So I would push back on that", Sessions said .

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Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

Comey , who testified before the same committee last week , said he couldn't discuss the "problematic" reason the FBI believed Sessions needed to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Heinrich forcefully accused Sessions of obstructing the investigation into collusion with Russian Federation, continuing a pattern already documented within the Trump administration.

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No military solution in Afghanistan, UN chief says on Kabul visit

Two weeks ago, a suicide truck bomber detonated his explosives in Zanbaq Square in Kabul city close to the German embassy and the Roshan Telecommunications Company. Almost 90 others were wounded when three explosions rocked a cemetery where Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan parliamentarian, was about to be buried.

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Preliminary hearing begins for Beta Theta Pi fraternity members

Penn state is trying to prevent a repeat of February's tragedy. Investigators say the frat brothers waited 12 hours to call 911. Piazza died one day later. Meanwhile, the party appeared to go on, as people came and went, some looking concerned about his condition while others seemed to take no notice. Later, while alone, Timothy is seen struggling, sometimes in a fetal position, other times striking his head in repeated falls, before he is later found in the basement a second time.

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Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper also testified "What needs to happen here is to clear this cloud that's hanging over the administration, over the president, the White House". No one can predict, with certainty, where an investigation will lead. "If there aren't tapes [Trump] should let that be known". The Trump administration, like President Barack Obama's , says there's a need that can be met with a change in the American attitude toward vocational education and ...

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3 women found dead at Ohio home

The bodies of Suzanne Taylor , age 45, and her daughters, 18-year-old Kylie Pifer , and 21-year-old Taylor Pifer were found in North Royalton , OH. Lt. Robert Safran told Cleveland-based WEWS the man in the house is connected to "the incident in North Royalton, (Ohio )" on Sunday. Brinkman was first arrested for receiving stolen property and unauthorized access of a computer system in Cuyahoga County , OH, in September 1998, according to the Daily Mail online.

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South Korea's Moon Asks for Japan's Patience in Resolving Past History

The photos taken by the drone found in 2014 on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea indicate that it flew only over regions near the western border between the two Koreas. The newspaper described Mr. Han has having begun his career in the North Korean air force and having once been involved in managing the regime's drone activities.

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Sessions to face grilling over alleged Russian meddling in United States election

Reed said Sessions would be asked about any undeclared meetings he might have had with Russians. His recusal announcement came days after it was revealed that he met with the Russian ambassador to the US on at least two occasions in 2016.

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Cosby jury fails to reach verdict after second day of deliberations

The jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial wanted to know what "without her knowledge" meant in one of the three counts they're weighing against the 79-year-old comedian. The most dramatic moment during the trial came when his accuser, Andrea Constand , entered the courtroom to tell her story and faced Cosby, whose legacy was on the line, for the first time since his arrest.

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US says Rodman did not help in NKorea release

His parents say he's on a Medivac flight on his way home. "I think we're very excited yet very prayerful about what is happening because we've heard he is in a coma ". It was the last time he was seen publicly. "Well, I'm pretty sure he's pretty much happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need", Rodman said in Beijing when asked if Trump was aware of the trip.

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Kamala Harris: Jeff Sessions Got Nervous Under A Black Woman's Questioning

Comey said he held back because he expected Sessions to withdraw from the Russian Federation inquiry, and the bureau was aware of "facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic".

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Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

But Donald Trump Jr . - the president's eldest son - seemed to confirm Comey's version of events in a Saturday interview on Fox News as he tried to emphasize the fact that his father did not directly order Comey to stop investigating Flynn.

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Health care dropouts sign that Democrats 'gave up'

There were 18,212 consumers who responded that either terminated or canceled their coverage and 14,332 of those paid the first premium but later stopped and 3,880 who did not pay their first premium at all. Conversely, 30 percent of patients whose issuers remained on the Exchange dropped their coverage. In a May 23 letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch , advocacy association America's Health Insurance Plans said , "While the AHCA takes some positive steps toward ...

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Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russia allegations'

A former Republican senator, Sessions was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, but sources say there has been tension between the two men in recent weeks because Trump was annoyed that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe.

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Pentagon Under Fire For Delays in Drafting New Afghanistan War Strategy

Mattis, who appeared before the panel with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said North Korea's " continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope".

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Trump says Comey's 'leaks' are more prevalent

Trump added that Comey's testimony left him "very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said . And some of the things that he said just weren't true", Trump said at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday.

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Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean'

The sources told The Associated Press that the president did not say what aspects of the bill he was characterizing. They spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal a closed-door conversation. Six weeks earlier, the House had planned a vote, but it was canceled in an embarrassing setback for Trump. "He made pretty clear that he thinks the House bill leaves people - many of which probably make up his base - in a bad place", one source told CNN .

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Donald Trump: Happy to Speak 'Under Oath' to Refute James Comey

Iohannis says he's honored to be at the White House . The leaders will face the White House press corps at a news conference in the Rose Garden after their talks. During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings.

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Prison guards killed by inmates during transport in Georgia

According to a post from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, citing Madison, Ga. police, the inmates broke into a home in Madison and stole clothes before leaving. "I can't tell you how the gate got open". One of the inmates used guns he took from the two officers and fired several times, officials said. "Today, two families lost everything in a heinous and senseless act of violence perpetrated at the hands of cowards ", Deal said.

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Sessions to testify in public intelligence hearing

Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the committee to address matters that former Comey brought up last week in dramatic testimony to the same panel. For President Richard Nixon, the controversy over his secret White House tape recordings began with a break-in at the Watergate Hotel. "To the extent the Comey firing had something to do with the investigation, I think that's an area we need to explore", said King.

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President Trump pledges $200 billion federal investment for infrastructure during Cincinnati speech

With the Ohio River and a dozen barges for his backdrop, President Trump on Wednesday promised a wave of new investment to revitalize inland waterways infrastructure. President Donald Trump is meeting with people he describes as "victims" of the nation's health care law Thursday in the Midwestern city of Cincinnati, Ohio, as he addresses his plan to overhaul the country's infrastructure.

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Sessions confirms part of Comey's story about private talk with Donald Trump

While Comey did not make a determination on that fact, he did say he was "sure" that the special counsel in the investigation into possible links with the Trump campaign and Russia, Robert Mueller, would investigate. Mr Trump has responded to Mr Comey's assertions by accusing him of lying. He also questioned whether Comey was behind other leaks because "it seems like he knew exactly how to do it", King told "Sunday Morning Futures" on Fox News.


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