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Gunfire turns U.S. lawmakers' baseball practice into 'killing field'

He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an OH congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital.

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New abortion restrictions up for debate in Missouri Senate

The bill needs another vote of approval to move to the House. Andrew Koenig, a St. Louis County Republican, that included numerous provisions. The measure would also allow the state attorney general, now abortion opponent Republican Josh Hawley, authority to prosecute violations of abortion laws.

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USA lawmaker, others shot on baseball field by anti-Trump man

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump planned to pay a visit to the United States congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice outside Washington, a White House official said . He said, 'OK, thanks, ' and turned around. "I am sickened by this despicable act", he said. The shooting happened in the 400 block of E Monroe Street, according to police.

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Florida Rep. DeSantis: Words with gunman 'confrontational…little odd'

Federal law enforcement sources have identified to CNN the suspected shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. The Democratic baseball team invited the Republican team to the Democratic Club Wednesday night for dinner.

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Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

The shooting happened shortly after 7am (9pm AEST), a day before the annual congressional baseball game pitting Republicans against Democrats. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth , was also injured. U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse said he and other lawmakers will be discussing ways to improve security at public events after a high-ranking congressman was wounded in an attack Wednesday.

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Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Worked on His Campaign

Hodgkinson, 66, was fatally shot by police. He also previously operated a company called JTH Construction. The senator spoke hours after a man identified as James T. Court records show that Hodgkinson had a criminal history in IL and was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in 2006. Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater.

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Congressional women's team hits practice field

Steve Scalise , congressional staffers and Capitol Police Officers who were shot. He was a prolific letter writer to his hometown paper, complaining about tax policies that benefited the wealthy, and was known to local police for a range of incidents, including shooting into the woods near his neighborhood just a few months ago.

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GOP Congressman Steve Scalise in 'critical condition' following shooting, says hospital

Doyle put his hand on Barton's shoulder several times as the Republican, who was at the practice with his son, recalled the horror of realizing that friends and co-workers were under attack. This was that sound". The 911 call went out at 7:09 a.m. CHIEF MICHAEL BROWN: We were there within three minutes. Slater said he would only confirm that Hodgkinson had a rifle and a handgun.

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Shooting in Virginia: What we know

Hodgkinson belongs to Belleville , Illinois according to the initial reports. James Hodgkinson, the left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter who shot at Congressional Republicans during their early-morning baseball practice on Wednesday, had a troubled history of domestic violence.

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Kellyanne Conway's husband throws shade at Donald Trump over travel ban tweets

NY lawyer George T. Conway III says Trump's Monday tweets taking aim at the Justice Department "may make some ppl feel better", but won't help win a majority in the Supreme Court . Trump also seemingly put to rest a debate on what his executive order should be called, particularly after his administration insisted it is not a travel ban.

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Rep. Steve Scalise Is in Critical Condition Following Surgery

He was out of surgery by 10:30 a.m. Votes were canceled in the House of Representatives as members waited anxiously to get more news on Scalise's condition. Critics replied: What about when Sarah Palin put a crosshairs image on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before she was shot in 2011? A uniformed officer got out of a vehicle, drew a handgun and shouted something to the assailant, she said.

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Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

Jeffs, 57, is being held in Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota. Few details of the capture were immediately provided. Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured after being on the run for almost a year. Lyle Jeffs pleaded not guilty to the two-count indictment in February 2016 and was released from jail on June 9, 2016 ahead of his October trial date.

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Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer

Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. The team was taking batting practice when a gunshot rang out and chaos erupted, lawmakers on the scene said. Battery charges against Hodgkinson and his wife were later dismissed. Republican lawmakers were practicing for Thursday's annual charity congressional baseball game.

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Va. governor: 'There are too many guns on the streets'

The Alexandria Police Department held a joint press conference on Wednesday morning with the United States Capitol Police to address the shooting that occurred hours earlier at a baseball field in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood. " Virginia: No background checks No licensing No registration No permit [required] for concealed carry of long guns Open carry long guns & handguns", Frum wrote on Twitter .

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39-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season

That three-day federal season ran from June 1 to June 3. It also includes Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4, and Monday, Sept. 4. All five states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida - will have to bring their state red snapper water seasons into alignment with the federal water season for the rest of the summer.

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Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

Hodgkinson, who was 66, was fatally shot by police. Congressman Steve Scalise - the number three Republican in the House of Representatives and a strong supporter of U.S. "There's just no way that I would have guessed that this guy would be shooting at law enforcement and a congressman", said Brennwald, an attorney. Authorities believe Hodgkinson had been in the Alexandria area since March, living out of a cargo van and not working, Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said.

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Rooney leaves baseball practice minutes before shooting

And you see your friends, Steve Scalise in particular, lying on the ground dragging himself from the infield dirt to the outfield grass while there's nothing we can do to help. "I was batting, we heard a loud noise.... The next thing I remember was somebody on the field yelling, 'Run, he's got a gun'". Police say the suspect is believed to be in custody.

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Alexandria Shooting Suspect Was Previously Seen at YMCA

Euille told the Post that Hodgkinson appeared to be "living out of the gym bag" and would "sit in the Y's lobby for hours and hours". "It's just a friendly place, but I didn't see him interacting with anybody at all". "I didn't like him from the beginning", she said. Hodgkinson later passed in the hospital after getting shot by Capitol Police officers returning fire.

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Witness captures video of shooting where US congressman, four others wounded

Three others were shot and injured: a congressional aide, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, and a US Capitol Police officer. Williams said he and his staff member, Zach Barth , hugged each other during the gunfire. Patrick Meehan said he had been throwing friendly shade on Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan since striking him out on a curveball past year. It's an annual tradition in which aging former Little Leaguers don their spikes and dust off their gloves in a game played for bragging rights and ...

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San Diego congressional delegates pray for victims of Alexandria attack

The officers were part of the team that protects high-ranking members of Congress . Scalise is third in line in the leadership of the House. Scalise, the House majority whip , was shot in the hip and underwent surgery at a hospital, which reported Wednesday afternoon that he was in critical condition.

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Multiple People Shot in Del Ray Section of Alexandria

Here's a list of five victims who were injured in the attack, and what we know about their conditions so far. Brooks told CNN he saw the man only for a second, and that he was shooting from a chain link fence behind the third base position on the field.

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Trump's lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey, report says

Trump's comment tracks with Republican talking points about the hearing, where the Republican National Committee and White House urged surrogates to emphasize the fact that Comey clearly said the President was never an explicit subject of the Russian Federation probe during his time at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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United States lawmakers attacked, Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into motive of gunman

Police chief of the suburban Alexandria County said though the suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from IL, was arrested, the motive had not been ascertained. Leaders in Washington have called for solidarity following the shooting , with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying "an attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us", and declaring that Congress was united in its response to the attack.

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Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited

This is as sure of a sign of the times as we could ever have. The Golden State Warriors' championship parade will take place Thursday morning through downtown Oakland, following the same route as the team's parade to celebrate the 2015 National Basketball Association title.

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities. The next thing I remember was somebody on the field yelling 'Run, he's got a gun '". Two members of Congress said Hodgkins asked them whether the players on the field were Democrats or Republicans.

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There Have Been More Than 150 Mass Shootings in America This Year

We agree on the goal, and there ARE solutions backed by 93 percent of Americans to get us there. Video showed several GOP representatives heading into medical vehicles, including Scalise, who was taken away in a helicopter. Let us hope that the Republican Majority celebrates the "Good Guys" with guns who ended the threat from this disturbed man , fueled by violent rhetoric and hate speech without the familiar calls to disarm lawful citizens.

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Trump makes call for unity after lawmaker shot

Scott Applewhite). Hodgkinson was wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police, and officials said he later died. In the chaos, Brooks heard a yell from Scalise standing at second base. The brief address was a significant moment for Trump. "Please join us in praying for the people who were injured this morning at the Republican practice for the Congressional Baseball Game", the statement said.

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Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

Shortly before noon, President Donald Trump announced at the White House that the shooter has died. Christian Ziegler, state committeeman for the Republican Party of Sarasota County and a former aide for U.S. But with death threats against members of Congress already on the rise before Wednesday, Republican leaders are in no mood to rethink their gun rights stances.

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San Francisco UPS shooting leaves 4 dead, including gunman

During a Wednesday morning meeting, Lam walked up to driver Benson Louie and shot him. Two other UPS employees were wounded, but Cilia said both were released from the hospital. The bus driver then stopped to let the workers out. Six others were injured from gunshot wounds and officials have confirmed he was a worker for UPS.

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Trump tweets prediction about Comey's 'totally illegal' and 'cowardly' leaks

Comey also explained why he recorded his private talks with the United States president, saying that he was afraid Trump might "lie" about them. "The American people deserve to hear directly from this president, under oath, about his charges with respect to Mr.

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Democrats shying away from impeachment call

But numerous Democrats emerged from a close-door caucus meeting Tuesday opposed, including some of Trump's harshest critics. A pair of Democratic leaders - Reps. Sherman said some Democrats are supporting the effort. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted someone linking the shooting to the production of Julius Caesar featuring a Trump-like Caesar.

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Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

Over the next ten minutes - what felt like "an eternity", according to Rep. Rep. Mo Brooks , (R-Alabama), lauded the bravery of the two Capitol Police officers , saying that despite being wounded, they returned fire in an effort to protect the congressmen.

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American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

An American student who was serving a 15-year prison term in North Korea has been released and is on his way home to the United States , according to the State Department. More than half of USA states have legalized medical marijuana and eight have voted to legalize it for recreational purposes, but it remains illegal under federal law.

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Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block - fire brigade chief

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said the fire was "unprecedented". Murphy, who lives on the 14th floor, last spoke to the family between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Wednesday, Racz said. Help! Help!' The fire brigade could only help downstairs.

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Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'

Scalise, meanwhile, is in critical condition after being badly wounded and undergoing surgery. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, said a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. Special agents with Capitol Police, David Bailey and Krystal Griner, were also among those injured. Fleischmann told the World News Tonight anchor that he was preparing to leave the baseball field after practice when he heard "one, single, loud pop".


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