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Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

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MSNBC TV reported that two Capitol Hill police officers who were shot also appeared to be in stable condition . "If they wouldn't have been there, this would have been a massacre of innocent people". Lester Holt will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Virginia. He wasn't moving. A lot of people were just trying to get out of the way. Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fla., who was with Duncan, later told CNBC that the pair saw pictures of Hodgkinson and believe it was the same person. Read More »

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

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Rosenstein repeatedly conveyed his support for Mueller's role at a Senate hearing, held the morning after a close friend of President Donald Trump was quoted in a television interview as saying he was considering dismissing Mueller. There are none, Sen. Comey suggested this indicated the attorney general's awareness that it was improper for Trump and Comey to meet alone together, given the specter of the Department of Justice's investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible ... Read More »

Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Comey also suggested another factor in his termination was his declining to lift what Trump, during private phone conversations, described as the "cloud" of the bureau's Russian Federation probe hanging over his presidency that was making it hard for him to govern. Read More »

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

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In March 2016, a North Korean kangaroo court, after a one hour show trial, concluded, according to the state-run North Korean Central News Agency, that Warmbier had committed a crime "pursuant to the US government's hostile policy toward [the North], in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist". Read More »

US Attorney General says he'll address Senate on Comey's allegations against Trump

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Sessions had been scheduled to testify before other committees about the Justice Department's budget that day, but he will instead appear before the intelligence panel. Sessions recused himself in early March from investigations related to the 2016 election. "Therefore, I am pleased to accept the invitation to appear before members of that committee on June 13th". Read More »

Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice

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Hospital officials said Wednesday afternoon that Scalise was in critical condition. However, it is not clear if he will have a second surgery. Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. His office released a statement describing the majority whip as being in good spirits. "I heard Steve Scalise scream", he said. Representative Duncan Hunter said the suspect asked him before the shooting, whether Republicans or Democrats were practising. Read More »

Key insurer Centene plans to expand health exchange presence

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The Medicaid-focused insurer will bolster its presence in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Texas and Washington. "Centene recognizes there is uncertainty of new health-care legislation, but we are well positioned to continue providing accessible, high quality and culturally-sensitive health-care services", Chief Executive Officer Michael Neidorff said in the statement. Read More »

Alexandria shooting: Victims, gunman, timeline of events

Scalise , who was shot in the hip, was transported to MedStar Washington and underwent surgery. "We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good", said the president. Scalise faced questions a year ago about some of his Louisiana ties. My first day at the White House, I shuddered when I saw the cabinet that contained emergency masks for a chemical or biological attack. Read More »

Eyewitness captures video of shootout at GOP baseball practice

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The Republican Congressional Baseball Team was practicing there at the time of the shooting , reports WTVR . Republican Mike Bishop from MI said Mr Scalise was at second base when he was shot. "Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police", Paul said on CNN . "Had they not been there, it would've been a massacre..." "One of our security detail was shooting back, but it was our pistol versus the shooter's rifle ", Brooks said. Read More »

Remember the professor who said Republicans should be executed?

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Hodgkinson has a history of arrests in recent years, including arrests for battery, resisting arrest, and drunk driving. He was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting . Steve Scalise of Louisiana , a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Hodgkinson allegedly shot Scalise, along with four other people including two Capitol Police officers , before he was shot. Read More »

Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker, then killed by police

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U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa said Griner was shot in the ankle and is in good condition , while Bailey was treated for a minor injury and released. A regular figure at the annual Congressional charity baseball game, Scalise is an avid LSU baseball fan. "I also know the courage it takes to recover from a shooting like this, and I know Steve and everyone there this morning have such courage in great supply", Giffords said. Read More »

Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone

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T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was shot and later died. "Everyone on that field is a public servant - our courageous police, our congressional aides who work so tirelessly behind the scenes with enormous devotion, and our dedicated members of Congress who represent our people", President Trump said . Read More »

Rep. DeSantis: Man asked if Republicans or Democrats were practicing

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Trent Kelly, of MS, another veteran, yell " shooter " Wednesday morning. "He is shaken but OK", Minor said. Scalise, 51, is the House majority whip. The suspected shooter was arrested. "He was a sitting duck". Shot in the hip, Mr. Scalise lay bleeding on the field as a gunbattle raged around him, leaving a streak of blood as he crawled from the infield, waiting for help. Read More »

Ohio Congressman misses GOP baseball shooting by minutes

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Mickelson says Mika has worked for the company for more than six years. Authorities say two members of the Capitol Police force, Special Agent Crystal Griner and Special Agent David Bailey, returned fire with the gunman before local police arrived shortly after 7 a.m. Read More »

Senate Moves to Restrict TV Interviews in US Capitol

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It's what, I think, democracy looks like. Richard Shelby , R-AL and chair of the rules committee, released a statement that no changes had been made to existing rules on press coverage. "We need to restore. the classic discipline in the department", Sessions said in response to a probe from Sen. Letters regarding different issues, not necessarily overcrowding, have been sent previously. Read More »

Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement

The 2017 Harvest was conducted in collaboration with the SBC, and Laurie said that the same will be done next year at Dallas. His resolution condemned Christians who attempted to use biblical teachings to justify white supremacy. Race is not a new problem for the Southern baptists. From the advocacy of white supremacy and black slavery a new Baptist denomination was born. "I believe a lot of those children get saved, but they've never been mentored, and then when they get older they don't ... Read More »

US Air Force base on lockdown over active shooter incident

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Officials at the base are urging people to lock their doors and windows and shelter in place. "We are having an active shooter incident at the base right now and the base is on lockdown", staff sergeant Nicole Leidholm , a spokeswoman at Travis Air Force Base , told AFP . Read More »

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

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The gunman who opened fire on congressional Republicans during a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday is from IL, sources told NBC News. Officers shot Hodgkinson, who later died. An online search of newspapers shows that he frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. Read More »

Conservative lawmaker known for love of baseball

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There is no known motive for the shooting right now, but the Alexandria Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are on scene investigating. "I never saw a shooter", Fleischmann said. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. But Ryan said members of Congress are hoping the game is still on. The other wounded are identified as House staffer Zachary Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika, and two members of Scalise's security detail; Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner. Read More »

Hot and Humid with Scattered Storms Wednesday

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued across the Chicago area into northwest IN until 8 p.m. We have a host of maps and radars on the FOX6 Weather page that are updating regularly - to provide you the most accurate assessment of the weather. Read More »

SC Rep. Jeff Duncan Safe after Baseball Game Shooting

But an odd thing occurred just as DeSantis was leaving the practice in a auto with fellow Rep. Jeff Duncan . The Washington Post has identified the accused man in custody as a James T. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was critically injured by a gunshot to the head at a constituent event in Tucson. I responded that it was a Republican team practicing and he proceeded to shoot Republicans. Read More »

Murphy comments on shooting at Congressional baseball practice

Hodgkinson , of IL. Several Members of the Ohio Congressional delegation have been playing in the yearly charity ballgame between Democrats and Republicans - two from the Mahoning Valley. He adds, "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". Fellow Senator Pat Roberts responded saying, "My heart goes out to my colleague, staff, security detail & the Capitol Police" and he is "praying for everyone's safety & recovery". Read More »

Tossers Attack Bodega Worker With Avocados & Bananas

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A tipster helped identify one of the two men caught on video in the weird May 29 attack at the Stadium Gourmet Deli near Yankee Stadium on E. 161st St. The second suspect was a black male last seen in a white T-shirt, a blue vest, blue jeans and blue and white sneakers. "They start arguing with each other and the customer grabbed the avocado and threw it right in his face". Read More »

West Virginia Senate votes to fund 'essential' services

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The House later rejected the changes. Bryan retracted his motions, however, and the House took up the bill around 7 p.m. Monday night. Meanwhile, lawmakers and the governor are still working to close the budget impasse. Instead of the Senate Republican plan to increase the sales tax in order to drastically reduce the personal income tax, Democrats have backed a slight sales tax increase paired with the end of some tax exemptions to generate more money. Read More »

Trump Blasts Lynch For Handling Of Clinton Email Probe

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He told the Senate Intelligence Committee that such a request would match the wording of Clinton's campaign. Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Donald Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Sessions calls allegations of collusion with Russia appalling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate intelligence committee for more than two hours this afternoon. Democratic senators pressed Sessions on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing. Read More »

Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

I don't really under that. But even if she did, they both were asking a lot of tough questions and I think calling her hysterical is probably a little gendered thing to say. "Her voice isn't just a good one, it's a necessary one to help capture all the energy and enthusiasm that Democrats on the left have right now", said Bill Burton, Democratic strategist and former Obama adviser. Read More »

US Congressman, others reported shot at Virginia baseball field

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is examining two weapons involved in the shooting . "He had to lay in position to minimize his damage". The gunman was identified as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, according to federal law enforcement sources. "We were upbeat", he told NBC News. Read More »

Rep. Scalise in stable condition after shot at congressional baseball practice

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There's no word yet on the condition of the other victims. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. And we started giving him some liquids; I put pressure on his wound in his hip. Brooks said he and other lawmakers tried to apply a tourniquet with his belt for an injured person who was bleeding. Read More »

Trump calls for unity after Scalise shooting

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The gunman was transported to a hospital following the shooting and later died, the Associated Press reported. "This is a stable situation", Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown told reporters. She said the shooting "went on for quite a while". The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, which is across the Potomac River from Washington. Read More »

Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised

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It's time to take a step back and make sure these rules achieve their goal: helping harmed students. The first rule in question, known as Gainful Employment , was meant to ensure students enrolled in for-profit schools and non-degree programs at community colleges are prepared for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation". Read More »