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GOP baseball shooter is dead

At least three members of the MI congressional delegation were present and uninjured when a rifle-wielding gunman opened fire at a baseball practice just outside of Washington , D.C. "We have every indication that this was an isolated incident", Alexandria police said. "I would ask the people of Louisiana to join their prayers to mine for a quick recovery for Congressman Scalise". Read More »

Mayor gives statement on Rep. Steve Scalise shooting

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A gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional team practice Wednesday and at least one congressman was wounded, authorities said . President Donald Trump said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy". Two other victims were taken to George Washington University Hospital in DC, where they were listed in critical condition. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown reported that five people were transported to local hospitals, including the suspect. Read More »

Majority whip among those shot at congressional baseball team practice

This is a developing story, check back here and follow BuzzFeed News for updates . A government official identified the shooter as James. Scalise is the first member of Congress to be shot since former Arizona Rep. After the incident was reported, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who was there when the shooting happened, told CNN "there must have been 50 to 100 shots fired". Read More »

Secret Service: We don't have any Trump White House tapes

You and I are friends, "hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job". But Manchin, who is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and questioned Comey in the hearing Thursday, said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief provided his detailed written accounts of his meetings with Trump to The New York Times as a matter of "self-preservation" in what the senator described as "unprecedented" times. Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters later that Trump thought Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. What's more, Trump reportedly tasked Sessions with coming up with the case for firing Comey. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich said that Mr Trump called him on Monday night because of Mr Gingrich's concerns about the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

AG Sessions: Accusations of Russian Federation collusion 'appalling'

Sessions ostensible recusal from Russian Federation investigation-related matters, whether he was surprised when the president threw his and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's explanations of the Comey firing under the bus and even whether an actual written policy exists for him to recuse himself in situations like the one he confronted Tuesday. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise, Others Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice In Alexandria

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Scalise was shot in Alexandria, Virginia as congressional Republicans practiced for the annual congressional baseball game . Police said that the gunman is in custody and five people were taken to the hospital. A staff member working for Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, was among those shot, according to a statement from Williams' office. Williams said the gunman has been detained. Read More »

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hits prodigious homer against Orioles (YouTube clip)

The Orioles (31-29) had a chance to cut into New York's lead in a weekend series between the two teams in the Bronx, but instead fell in two straight games to the Yankees on June 9-10. I've got to know that with (Young) at second base, I probably have no shot of throwing him out at home. Oakland's Stephen Vogt had a two-run single in the top of the second inning that scored Yonder Alonso and Ryon Healy. Read More »

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

Kamala Harris of California was cut off again while questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The attorney general on March 2 recused himself from the FBI investigation into Russia's role in the election, saying he felt he was required to do so because he had been a prominent figure in Trump's campaign. Read More »

Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller

In an interview on CNN's " New Day", Ruddy said, "I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". "Is the President now considering firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller who is now overseeing the Russian Federation investigation", speculated ABC Anchor David Muir during World News Tonight . Read More »

Seoul says North Korean soldier defects across DMZ

While most of the drone's pictures are of less sensitive sites throughout South Korea, such as farmland and housing, ten of the pictures are of American missile launchers and a radar system. The official said more analysis was being done, including trying to determine if the drone had already transmitted those 10 photos on the THAAD site. Read More »

Two of four escaped Lincoln County inmates captured near Dale Wednesday

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He is accused of killing Robert Goodwin, Jr.in Stroud in 2016. Two of the four inmates, Brian Moody, 23, and Sonny Baker, 41, escaped on March 17 the exact same way they did before this time, through a ventilation system. The prisoners were able to climb into an area above the ceiling that allowed them to crawl through air conditioning vents, authorities said. Contractors were being contacted to fix that gap, which runs the length of the jail, he said. Read More »

China overturns rejections of 9 Trump trademarks

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Women are also incentivized with a monthly bonus of $10.50 to not take off of work when they have their periods. Huajian has previously said that it had been making shoes for Ms Trump's company for almost a decade, accounting for one third of the company's shoes made in China but only a small proportion of its total output. Read More »

Massive London Fire, 30 Hospitalized, Many Still Trapped On Upper Floors

Claims have also emerged online that residents at the tower block had warned last year of a fire risk of their building, which underwent a 10 million-pound refurbishment as part of a wider transformation of the estate last year. Eventually, when we were almost down the bottom the smoke was getting stronger, you know, you're scared, you don't know if you can get out but then I saw a fireman come up so I knew there must be a way out so we kept going down. Read More »

Trump Accuses 'Cowardly' Comey Of More Leaks

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When asked if he would testify under oath with special counsel Robert Mueller , Trump confirmed he would. Mr Trump's legal team says the president's conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director were subject to executive privilege. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to take NBA title

Sure, the Warriors missed becoming the first undefeated champion , but 16-1 still gave Golden State the best winning percentage of any title team at.941. While James hasn't seen a dropoff in play yet, it's growing clear that he needs more help to get over the hump and beat the Warriors . Durant's stellar play all season and throughout the playoffs vindicated Golden State's massive payout to the superstar in a controversial off-season deal. Read More »

Second US Appeals Court Refuses to Revive Trump's Travel Ban

Remember, all of this urgency - the original executive order was signed just seven days after Trump took office - was supposed to halt immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (Iraq was later dropped) while the administration came up with its plans for "extreme vetting". Read More »

Anti-Muslim rallies in USA draw large counter-protests

Of course, when the two side stand off like opposing armies, the hostile outcome is not all that surprising. "Each side boasted about 150-to-175 people" in a protest and counter-protest in Denver, according to The Denver Post , and law enforcement arrested four people. Read More »

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul a Witness to Shooting of Congressman

Scalise is reported to be stable. If the police weren't there, Paul said, the gunman could have advanced on the field and shot everyone. "I hope they are okay". "We're actually very lucky they were there. They do a great job; these are courageous men and women and we were really lucky they were there". "My & TJ's thoughts & prayers are with @SteveScalise ". Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball field in Virginia

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. As a member of leadership, he has a security detail - and Paul credited police with preventing an even bigger tragedy. Approximately 20-25 congressmen were taking part in baseball practice near the Eugene Simpson Stadium in Alexandria when the attack unfolded. Read More »

Golden State stops King James and Cavs

He's had an wonderful career, but he just took it to the next level", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . We're going to enjoy this entire experience being able to get the job done. In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have the requisite star power to topple the talent-laden Warriors, even with four-time league MVP James doing all he could to keep his team in it. Read More »

GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

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These are the members of Congress who were participating in this year's game: DEMOCRATS Pete Aguilar, California Nanette Diaz Barragan, California Don Beyer, Virginia Brendan Boyle, Pennsylvania Tony Cardenas, California Joe Crowley, New. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said that a man approached him as he was leaving the field shortly before the shooting and asked if Republicans or Democrats were practicing . Read More »

Inmates Kill 2 Prison Bus Guards And Escape, Georgia Sheriff Says

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One is suspected to have gang ties, but authorities would not confirm who. The governor urges anyone in the surrounding areas to be cautious while the inmates remain at large, saying they are extremely risky. The reaction to the escape was reminiscent of the escape of Brian Nichols from the Fulton County Courthouse in 2005 after killing a judge, a court reporter and a deputy - even down to the carjacking of a green Honda Accord. Read More »

USA congressman Steve Scalise shot at Virginia baseball practice

First Lady Melania Trump tweeted her thoughts and prayers are with the vicitms and first responders in Alexandria . He is listed in stable condition. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. "And I look around and behind third base, in the third base dugout, which is cinder blocks, I see a rifle and a little bit of a body, and then I hear another blam, and I realize there is an active shooter". Read More »

Do you know the history of Flag Day?

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On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day . Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the US flag of the United States, which occurred on June 14, 1777. The U.S. flag should never be dipped toward any person or object, nor should the flag ever touch anything beneath it. The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. Read More »

Melania and Barron Trump Move Into White House

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He was seen giving the cameras the flawless spin as he got off Air Force One behind his parents (Picture: Getty Images) Barron and Melania Trump have finally moved into The White House nearly five months after Donald Trump left NY. The first lady and Barron had been living at Trump Tower in NY until he finished the school year. Or rather, the version of the first lady played to perfection by Laura Benanti on " The Late Show " does. Read More »

Maine's Senators Question Jeff Sessions About James Comey's Firing

The intelligence community seems to be united in that, but I have to tell you, Senator King, I know nothing but what I've read in the paper. During this week's hearing, Sessions repeatedly explained his repeated non-disclosures by citing what he called a long-standing Department of Justice policy. Read More »

Trump partially denies Comey's testimony, mum on existence of recordings

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At a news conference Friday, Trump had an entirely different version of events than Comey's, denying he asked for loyalty. Comey was testifying about whether Trump had possibly obstructed justice by asking Comey to stop an investigation into ties between Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn and Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump "100%" willing to testify under oath

The early morning tweet was Trump's first response to Comey's testimony Thursday before a Senate committee in which he accused the president of lies and defamation. "Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!' " he tweeted. "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that? ". Comey merely testified that the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign did not extend to Trump himself during the time Comey was ... Read More »