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Did Lebron James deserve to be voted NBA Finals MVP?

The alarm was sounded loud and clear by LeBron James not long after the NBA Finals ended, and every other player, coach and general manager around the league who did not end this season drenched in champagne surely agreed with what he was saying.

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President Trump: 'It's Time to Rebuild Our Country'

President Donald Trump has arrived in Cincinnati to discuss health care and his infrastructure plan . It has proposed funding improvements with $200 billion in public funds over nine years that would theoretically leverage $1 trillion worth of construction.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria

Two Capitol Police officers were also shot. Brooks said Scalise was shot in the leg (some reports said hip) and was bleeding heavily, but was conscious the entire time Brooks was with him. "It's pretty well known in the neighbourhood who those folks are on the baseball field", said Mr Brooks. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.

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Lawmakers Talk More Security, Packing a Gun After Shooting

In the statement, he also said, "My thoughts and prayers are with those that were wounded in this morning's terrible attack. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". Barton said the shooting lasted 5-10 minutes, and there were dozens or more of shots fired. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, Flake said.

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Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

Durant was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 35.2 points and 8.4 rebounds a game , and he became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to make 30 or more points in five finals games. The defending champs have some work to do this offseason, but here's why they're the hands down favorites to repeat as National Basketball Association champions in 2018.

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Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Shows Divisions in GOP

Defying polls that showed Gillespie ahead by as much as 20 percentage points , Stewart held Gillespie to a margin of victory of a mere 1.2 percentage points. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, said Democrats are to blame. "The last couple of weeks by Corey Stewart just came out of nowhere".

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Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Sanders declined to describe Trump's current opinion of Mueller, who was named special counsel last month by Rosenstein. In general, it is impermissible to ask prospective government hires about their political leanings, including whether they've made donations.

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Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

On arriving in Cincinnatti's Lunken Airport, Warmbier was transferred to a waiting ambulance that rushed him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for urgent treatment, Fox News reported . "We expect there will be a detailed description of the release through the diplomatic channel (with the US)", Lee Duk-haeng, spokesman at the Ministry of Unification, said in a press briefing.

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Jeff Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

Mississippi's two other Republican congressmen - Steven Palazzo and Gregg Harper - also say they are safe. "He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg.

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Sessions rebukes Russian Federation ties 'lie'

According to CNN, he repeatedly declined to go into his private conversations with President Donald Trump - frustrating Democrats who accused him of "stonewalling" to shield the administration. Former FBI Director James Comey , who testified under oath before Congress last week, indicated that he told Trump on multiple occasions that he personally was not under investigation during the Russian Federation probe.

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UPS employee kills three at San Francisco package facility

Go. Get outside, '" he said people were screaming, and Nick said he ran outside with his colleagues. By the time police arrived, he said, five people had been shot. inside of the UPS customer service center near 17th and Utah. One woman, who declined to give her name, said her husband worked at the building and was in a meeting with colleagues when the gunman entered and started shooting.

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Centene to expand Obamacare insurance to 3 new states in 2018

The exchanges are the only way customers can get subsidies or tax credits to help cover the premium. The insurer uses narrow coverage networks that steer customers to doctors and hospitals near where they live but often exclude high-cost health care systems, said UBS analyst A.J.

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Another shooting, another call for unity

A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on U.S. lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police. "We've got to get back to.where things aren't so personal and we're so judgmental of each other". "You know, it shouldn't take an incident like this to bring us together", Doyle said, as Barton acknowledged that the present day highly-charged political atmosphere has ...

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Suspected gunman identified in DC-area shooting

Meanwhile, security has been tightened at the Capitol Hill and regular proceedings were canceled or postponed. Scalise underwent surgery Wednesday morning, according to a statement from his office . Roger Williams, R-Texas, was among those shot, according to a statement from Williams. Republican lawmakers were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game .

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Rifle-wielding gunman wounds US lawmaker, then killed by police

At least five people were wounded, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. The unannounced visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center came hours after Scalise emerged from surgery after he was injured during a shooting at a Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria, Va.

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Ivanka Trump Calls for National Unity After Virginia Shooting

He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". Some Capitol Police officers were also at the scene. "Our fearless Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible". They shot the shooter.

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Congressmen Reportedly Shot At Early Morning Baseball Practice

Now the gunfire was in Alexandria, as the alleged shooter , a man out of Belleville, Ill ., named James T. Hodgkinson , tried to turn a baseball field into a killing field. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.

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The Harrowing Congressional Baseball Shooting, In GOPers' Own Words

Duncan said he quickly called his close friend and fellow teammate, U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., who proceeded to put him on the phone with a police detective on the scene. Senator Lindsey Graham showing gratitude in his post saying: "A hearty thank you to the us capitol police for the job they do in protecting members, staff and visitors each and every day".

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Marshall missed practice at which shooting took place

LaVor saw Scalise go down, then a Capitol police officer. "And so I prayed for Barack Obama , and now I continue to pray for him". The FBI is investigating possible motives, known acquaintances, and his last whereabouts. He later died of his injuries, Trump told the nation from the White House . "Everyone on that field is a public servant", President Donald Trump said later in the morning.

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Senate Moves to Restrict Televised Interviews in US Capitol

Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, issued a statement in which he said that the committee "has made no changes to the existing rules governing press coverage on the Senate side of the Capitol complex". "I was not consulted and I call on them to allow reporters to do their jobs and proceed as always", Sen. Members of the media had responded with outrage to the restrictions.

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California firms up marijuana rules, will allow deliveries

That 28 percent cap is a steep increase from the voter-approved law now on the books, which allows for taxes on recreational marijuana up to 12 percent. Cusack, sat next to her shaking his head. "No other zoning issue is subject to a referendum". The tax portion of bill appears to have gone through some revisions in recent days as House leadership vetted the final proposal before its release.

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The congressman-doctor who treated Scalise on the ball field

Also wounded were one current congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said . Hodgkinson engaged in a gunbattle with the Capitol Police before he was shot , dying later of his injuries. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting", the President said. In the wake of the shooting , the House of Representatives canceled legislative business for the day, and security was increased around the White ...

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Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over 'alt-right'

Passage of the resolution was met with thunderous applause. A day later, he apologized . He said the new version of the resolution speaks with "conviction but also with compassion" and repudiates racism "in a tone that honors all people, even those with whom we disagree".

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False alert after US Air Force base placed on lockdown

The base was locked down and those on the base were ordered to shelter in place, and to lock all windows and doors. Earlier, the base had announced on its Facebook page that it was responding to a "real world security incident". Check back for additional information as it becomes available. The exercise was created to allow base personnel to properly train and respond in the event of a real-world incident, according to an announcement from the base in advance of the training.

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Trump says suspected gunman who shot at lawmakers is now dead

Scalise is the majority whip who rallies Republican votes in the House of Representatives. A man wielding a rifle opened fire on lawmakers and staff at a baseball practice just outside the United States capital early Wednesday, wounding a top Republican congressman and several others.

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Rep. Joe Barton among those who witnessed shooting

Aside from talking about the game, both Doyle and Barton looked inward at the ratcheted-up partisan language that's paralyzed Capitol Hill for years, and said the incident should make legislators rethink the kind of vitriol that's been thrown around in politics.

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Baseball field shooting shakes American symbol of fair play

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 practice was for a bipartisan baseball game scheduled for Thursday . "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second baseman". Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice.

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Several Dead In Shooting At San Francisco UPS Warehouse

This story will be updated with additional material and information on this developing news event. The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services said 911 calls began coming in around 9 a.m. Another witness told a television reporter that he had heard four shots, followed a short time later by four more shots. A long column of two rows of UPS employees were escorted out of the building by armed police officers, KPIX-TV reported .

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Chicago area

Severe storms are possible again Thursday late afternoon through Thursday night. MORE ON THE WAY: Better thunderstorm chances come Friday and into the weekend. Showers and storms will continue through the overnight and into tomorrow morning. Marshall and La Salle counties were under a severe storm watch since 1:30 p.m.

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US Govt agrees on new Sanctions on Russian Federation

The amendment would also require the president to impose new economic and defense-related sanctions on Russian entities as punishment for its hacking of the US election and its human rights abuses. Senators struck a deal Monday night on a new round of Russian sanctions, moving to punish the resurgent Cold War enemy for fostering unrest in European neighbors and meddling in the USA election past year.

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Rep. Duncan Said He and Gunman Spoke Prior to Shooting

But an odd thing occurred just as DeSantis was leaving the practice in a auto with fellow Rep. Jeff Duncan . Authorities later identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was critically injured by a gunshot to the head at a constituent event in Tucson. Ross issued a statement saying, "Cindy's and my thoughts and prayers are with Whip Scalise, the staff, the Capitol Police officers, and the family and friends of those ...

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Local Reaction After Gunman Opens Fire On Congress

The suspect has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old IL man . President Donald Trump , in his address at 11:30 a.m., announced Hodgkinson had died from his injuries. She said the officer had got out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. "Prior to entering surgery, (Scalise) was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", it added.

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Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

Hodgkinson owned a home improvement business but his license had lapsed a year ago, the News-Democrat reported . He was charged in 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. The shooting happened in the 400 block of E Monroe Street, according to police. "The vice president (Mike Pence) and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely", Trump said.

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West Virginia House passes budget without tax changes

Neal Kurk is the House's top budget writer. So, while Armstead said his members would like to avoid the deep cuts to higher education and Medicaid made in the Senate version, it is also possible that after all of the back and forth, lawmakers could approve a budget for 2018 this week that includes no new revenue from a tax reform plan.


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