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Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

The Belleville News-Democrat, the local paper in the community where Hodgkinson reportedly lived, showed a photo of him holding a "Tax the Rich" sign in a protest outside a local post office. "There must have been 50 to 100 shots fired", he told CNN. "The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to ensure that we always have a Republic", Brooks said .

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Multiple People Shot During Congressional Baseball Practice

Steve Scalise's bodyguard detail was able to shoot the attacker, despite having been shot. Details of the shooting are still fuzzy, but reports say Republican congressmen were practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria . A staffer of Congressman Roger Williams , R-Texas, was reportedly shot. "We were doing batting practice", said Sen. Officers arrived at the scene within three minutes and two of them engaged the shooter, Brown said.

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President Trump speaking on shooting 'Assailant has died'

Mr Hodgkinson's Facebook page uses Bernie Sanders face as the cover image. In a statement, Udall said he and his wife, Jill, were "praying for Congressman Scalise, my colleagues, their staff, and the heroic Capitol Police officers affected by today's tragic shooting".

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Tillerson to testify in House as Russia sanctions vote nears

In the committee hearing, Tillerson also stated that United States' Policy is of greater economic openness and was providing financial support to a "very oppressive regime" in Cuba. Tillerson noted that this includes $7.1. billion in security assistance programs, and $5.6 billion for other measures including diplomatic engagement and the efforts to defeat terrorism.

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MLB Draft day 3: There's even more drafting, apparently

Rounds 11 through 40 will bring an end to the draft. "Hall is a polished, young left-handed pitcher, with a good fastball, curve, change-up & good control", Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich said. In that game, he allowed four hits , three walks and two earned runs, and struck out 10. For the second time in as many seasons - and the fifth time in the past six years - the Baltimore Orioles took a pitcher with their first-round pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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Top US Republican shot and wounded

Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown confirmed that five people had been medically evacuated from the scene of a shooting at a Republican baseball practice Wednesday. There are reports that more than 50. Police in Alexandria, Virginia , say five people were taken to area hospitals, including the gunman who opened fire Wednesday morning.

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Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice

The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. "But for the Capitol police and the heroism they showed, it could very well have been a large-scale massacre". The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. A top Republican politician and his aides have been shot in the US.

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Donald Trump 'Deeply Saddened' By Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice

News reports said that in addition to the Williams staffer and Scalise, two Capitol Hill police officers were also shot . President Donald Trump said in a statement that he and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the shooting incident in Virginia "and are monitoring developments closely".

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GOP baseball shooter is dead

Ryan received a standing ovation as lawmakers in both parties came to the House chamber as a show of unity. Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting. The man thanked him. He said conservative college students are afraid they'll be beaten on campus. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice.

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Aide to Texas Congressman Roger Williams Injured in Virginia Shooting

Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". Scalise spokesman Chris Bond said he would be checking with the hospital throughout the day for updates on the condition of the congressman and the other wounded people. There were at least two congressional security members there from the Capitol Police, assigned to Scalise as a member of House leadership. The shooter reportedly asked Rep.

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Appears to confirm Comey's testimony on Flynn investigation

Comey's testimony was the most eagerly anticipated United States congressional hearing in years. "Yes, I was on Judiciary Cmte that impeached Clinton/sent him for trial in the Senate for matters less serious than the ones before us now", Inglis tweeted Friday.

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6 questions for Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign after it was discovered he had two previous undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador. Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe the next day. Warren said she is looking forward to finding out more about Sessions' role in Comey's firing, although the White House suggested Sessions could invoke executive privilege during his testimony ...

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Did Trump just say he'd testify under oath about Comey?

The challenge - and I'm not picking on reporters - about writing on classified information is: the people talking about it often don't really know what's going on, and those of us who actually know what's going on are not talking about it. Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

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Attorney General Sessions' Opening Statement To Senate Panel, Annotated

Interest in the Mayflower Hotel event was rekindled when Comey raised it Thursday in a closed hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, GAT sources told NBC News. Here's how Sessions explained that testimony today. "As it relates to your knowledge did you have any communication with any Russian businessmen or any Russian nationals?" Rumors have recently circulated that the president may seek to sack Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to head the high-stakes Russian ...

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Ryan and Pelosi speak briefly, then adjourn Congress for the day

In remarks that drew applause from lawmakers in the chamber, Ryan and Pelosi expressed support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot by an alleged gunman, and praised the Capitol Police officers on the scene. Hodgkinson fired dozens of rounds at members of Congress and police as they played baseball around 7:15 a.m. She pointed out that the attack happened on a baseball field, where the victims were preparing for a long-standing evening of political unity, the ...

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Smith not among Reps at Virginia shooting

Scalise and the two police officers are reportedly in stable condition . Once he heard the gunman was "down", Flake said he ran out to Scalise to apply pressure to his wound. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. The security detail for Scalise, one of the high-ranking members of the Republican leadership in the lower House of Representatives, returned fire when the shooting broke out, Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks told broadcaster CNN .

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Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees

Mantle also had two homers in his 4-for-4 game. "He didn't let it snowball", Girardi said. They both knew it was gone. The Yankees also have scored 55 times since Tanaka's last start, and they headed to Anaheim after Aaron Judge upped his major-league-leading home run total to 21 with two blasts Sunday.

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Trump to reveal whether or not he taped Comey conversations

In an interview on Fox News , Trump Jr. said President Donald Trump was "vindicated" by Comey's admission that when he left the FBI , the bureau wasn't specifically investigating the president in the probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

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Sessions Senate hearing fails to put Russian Federation rumours to rest

At one point, the normally soft-spoken Sessions tangled with Sen. The attorney general also dodged numerous questions, arguing that he "cannot and will not violate my duty to protect the confidential communications I have with the president", Sessions said .

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Rod Rosenstein would only fire special counsel if Trump's request was 'lawful'

Trump can rescind the regulation that establishes the burden of "good cause" for such a firing, or he could simply fire Rosenstein and install someone more to his liking. Substitute anchor Kristen Welker , who led the interview about the alleged discussions about firing Mueller, replied, "Obviously, the legitimacy of the special counsel would be up for debate".

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Sessions denies improper collusion with Russians

That's yet another example of something we saw in last week's committee questioning of Comey - pro-Trump Republicans are willing to challenge the unproven implication of collusion with the Russians and defend their own honor, but seem unwilling to parrot the latest White House talking points.

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North Korean soldier defects to South by crossing heavily fortified DMZ

South Korean officials, meanwhile, said the wreckage of the suspected North Korean drone, discovered on a mountainside Friday, included a camera that had captured 10 photos of THAAD's truck-mounted rocket launchers and radar components.

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Inmates escape from Oklahoma jail for 2nd time

The search for Brian Allen Moody, 23, and Sonny Baker, 41, continues Wednesday. Moody and Baker had escaped from the same jail in March, according to the nearby Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office asked that people "remain away from this area as law enforcement will have a heavy presence in the surrounding area". "It's made out of wire", Dougherty explained, according to KOCO .

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China overturns rejections of 9 Trump trademarks

Last month , a man investigating alleged labor violations at an Ivanka Trump shoe factory in China was arrested , while two other investigators disappeared. But the clothes still bear her name as she travels the world giving speeches about women's empowerment, and workers are seeing price tags on garments worth more than a month's rent for them.

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Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, multiple injured

The number of fatalities is not now known owing to the "size and complexity" of the building. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale", she added. "This is an unprecedented situation, with a major fire that has affected all floors of this 24 storey building, from the second floor up", said London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton.

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Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia

One of the " lies " Mr Trump says Mr Comey told was that he had "pressured him" into dropping an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn . "It's frustrating for me to want to help a man who I think will do big things no other Republican would do, like immigration", Graham added. But Mr Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the President .

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Warriors capture their second National Basketball Association title in three years

After dropping last year's title to Cleveland making the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors vowed not to stumble again. You can add the makers of Jeopardy! to Durant's growing list of critics. "LeBron and Kyrie I've never seen nothing like them two before. We were really good tonight", he said .

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'March Against Sharia' Event, Counter Protest Planned For Roseville

The counter-protesters shouted, "Nazis!" State Sen. Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for governor, spoke to the rally, according to his spokesman, Seth Weathers. "And unfortunately all they're doing is inciting people". One key ACT initiative is its lobbying for "American Laws for American Courts": legislation which seeks to ban the use of Shariah in U.S.

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Sessions: DOJ regulations mandated my recusal from Trump-Russia probe

Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings. Rosenstein, who has been on the job for six weeks, said only he could fire Mueller, and only if he found good cause to do so. - Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 13, 2017And now there's talk that the Special Counsel now running the Russian Federation investigation may be next on the ...

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Senator Paul calls Virginia shooting a 'killing field'

From what I understand they both were shot. "They were laying down, but then I'm seeing the shots hitting the dirt around them and they're trying to make the hard decision: Do we lay here, stay low and hope he doesn't hit us - and this is a hard decision - or does the shooter just advance and come close and shoot you?" Congressman Mike Bost asked that people keep Scalise and his family in their prayers.

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Rand Paul Safe After Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice

Increased police patrols have been added as a precaution, and there is no known threat to Massachusetts, State Police said. The precautions come several days before thousands converge on the city ahead of Sail Boston. The shooting victims were practicing for a Congressional baseball game scheduled for the next night when a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd. Four people were shot and one congressman was shot in the hip.

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Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in Virginia multiple shooting

Police chief Michael Brown, of the Virginia Police Department said his forces were on the scene "within three minutes", but declined to comment on details of the investigation. CBS News has learned the shooting happened in the dugout at a field used for congressional baseball practice . He said he and his colleagues are secure.

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Wild and crazy celebrations in Oakland after Warriors win 2017 NBA championship

But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home. Make no mistake, the 2017 NBA Finals is a Kevin Durant story. Even though it will cost the Warriors big money - remember, Curry is in line for an enormous raise and made "only" $12 million this season - it's more than possible for them to keep their core ...

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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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