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USA lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

The former congressional staffer is now a lobbyist for Tyson Foods. Even the strangest of bedfellows - House Speaker Paul Ryan , R. -Wisc., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Sue Hodgkinson says she saw no signs her husband was planning violence, didn't know what to say about it and wanted her family and neighbors left alone. Read More »

Scalise Remains in Critical Condition Will Require Additional Surgeries

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Scalise underwent a second surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg - his third procedure overall - and remained in critical condition but had shown improvement, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement on Thursday. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family". U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City. Read More »

Shot US Congressman Scalise undergoes surgery

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital. At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. Later, President Trump said, "it's much more serious than we thought. So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you". Earlier Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague, who faces the prospect of a lengthy hospitalization after getting ... Read More »

Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition, Shows Signs Of Improvement

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So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. "In Washington we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home", Mr Trump said. Read More »

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

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Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - wounded in yesterday's attack - threw out tonight's first pitch . He remained listed in critical condition Thursday after multiple surgeries. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", the shooter's brother told the newspaper. Read More »

Britain 'should stress jobs and prosperity in #Brexit talks': Hammond

Philip Hammond , Britain's finance minister, says protecting the British economy should be the main objective of upcoming negotiations over the country's exit from the European Union. "We are clear this is what is set out in Article 50". One source said: "We are expecting to get on with business". "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account". Read More »

Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; mistrial declared

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Cosby's wife Camille also released a fiery statement to the press following the mistrial announcement, in which she described the district attorney as "heinously and exploitively ambitious" and went after media outlets. The money might have given him an advantage not available to the average criminal defendant, but the fame and reputation Cosby built over a career spanning half a century could be one of the reasons more than a dozen victims have come forward with allegations about ... Read More »

Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to handle Russian Federation investigation

Trump did not specify who he was referring to, but he appeared to mean Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the No. 2 official at the US Justice Department . He's been advised of the legal ramifications from making these presidential statements on Twitter, but he and at least a few advisers have come to believe the political fight is more urgent. Read More »

The 5 Best Moments from Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game

Rep. Cedric Richmond , D-La., is good at baseball in addition to being a good friend of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , and the Democrats take the congressional baseball game, 11-2. Zack Barth, an aide to Texas Rep. Roger Williams, was also shot but was treated and released from a hospital. Ray Page had known James Hodgkinson for more than 30 years. Read More »

Trudeau, Trump split on Cuba

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Speaking to reporters in Montreal after the report's release, Trudeau said he respects the independence of the committee, but rejects the idea of a raising taxes on the middle class through an Internet broadband tax. "This world is changing, and change brings disruption". Liberal MP Hedy Fry, the committee chair, argued that applying the levy makes sense since more media companies are moving into streaming, which allows them to escape the five per cent tax now imposed on traditional ... Read More »

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

The Friday visit announced by Ryan's staff comes with Scalise in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The congressman's vital signs have stabilized and his internal bleeding is under control, according to the doctor, who said Scalise's physicians were "encouraged" by his progress but remained cautious. Read More »

US Senate passes Russian sanctions amendment

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In a move that could complicate U.S. President Donald Trump's desire for warmer relations with Moscow , the Senate backed the measure by 98-2. The Russia amendment include provisions to limit transactions and exports, put into law existing punishments laid out by the Obama administration and condemn the country's interventions in Ukraine and Syria. Read More »

India put finishing touches to preparations for final, watch video

Cricketers from both the nations have opened up on India TV's show Aap Ki Adalat and have talked about the sentiments which run high on the pitch during these high-voltage matches. Mohammad Amir will have to get past Dhawan and Rohit first before bowling to Kohli", Ganguly said. Terming Pakistan's bowling attack as the team's biggest strength, Arthur termed the earlier group match loss against India an "aberration". Read More »

Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

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The FBI has swarmed the IL home of James Hodgkinson , combing through evidence trying to understand what could've led the 66-year-old man to the shooting rampage at a Republican congressional baseball practice . The FBI said yesterday that it believed Hodgkinson was living out of his van in Alexandria. "I told the sheriff, 'I don't know what's the matter with that guy, but he can't be shooting like that, '" he said. Read More »

3-year-old girl dies during dental procedure in Stockton

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The Dental Board of California said they are investigating the matter as "consumer protection" is its highest concern. Daleyza's father, Jose Hernandez, said when they had left for the hospital that day, she ran after him, got into fan and "was very happy". Read More »

US Senate Approves Amendment With New Round of Russia Sanctions

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The legislation also allows new sanctions on Russian mining, metals, shipping and railways and targets Russians guilty of conducting cyber attacks or supplying weapons to Syria's government. Earlier this week the Senate voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation. In addition to Russia's cyberattacks, the tightened sanctions were labeled a response to Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, and its role in Syria. Read More »

US Republican Steve Scalise shows signs of improvement after shooting

A number of social media users were quick to seize upon the opportunity to call out Trump, Pence and Scalise - who remains in critical condition - for their lack of support for LGBTQ rights. Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Read More »

Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

Trump said a few days later that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind. "Nice", Trump wrote on Twitter, later repeating his accusation that the probe was a " witch hunt ". Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Justice Department declined to comment on Friday. A Trump confidant said this week the President had considered firing Mr Mueller . Read More »

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller's newly assembled team. Trump said in an interview with NBC News that he would have fired Comey even without Rosenstein's memo. Trump , who expressed displeasure with Sessions' withdrawal from the case, wouldn't hesitate to apply pressure. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", he wrote on Twitter . Read More »

London fire protesters storm city hall

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said her crews had identified a "number" of those killed, "but we know there will be more". British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with survivors of the London high-rise fire at her Downing Street office. Read More »

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

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President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". Since then, Mueller , who served as FBI director before Comey , took over the investigation. Frankly, I think the president should stop talking about it. President confirms he is the subject of an inquiry into obstruction of justice and abuses of power. Read More »

'Height of egotism': North Korea blasts U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord

The statement continued: "The selfish act of the USA does not only have grave consequences for the global efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well". President Obama faced a similar struggle when trying to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions limits during his administration. Jackson said Cleveland will continue its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Read More »

London fire could delay Brexit talks

The leaders of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland are to hold talks on Downing Street Thursday with Prime Minister Theresa May . Without a so-called confidence and supply deal with the DUP , her party risks losing the vote next week on the Queen's Speech, which lays out the agenda for the government. Read More »

Let special counsel 'do his job'

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Chris Ruddy , a Trump friend and the CEO of the conservative website Newsmax , raised the possibility of the president considering terminating Mueller , a potentially explosive option. Former United States attorney Barbara McQuade, who served under the Barack Obama administration, told the Daily Beast if Trump fired Mueller "and it could be shown that his objective was to impede the investigation , it could be additional evidence of obstruction of justice". Read More »

Doctor: Scalise Faced 'Imminent Death' When He Arrived

Both sides of the political aisle are extending an olive branch after Wednesday's shooting. President Donald Trump sent a video message to the game, highlighting Scalise who remains in critical condition on Thursday after several surgeries. Read More »

Cosby jury deliberations, now longer than trial, stretch into Saturday

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But Judge Steven T. O'Neill said he intends to allow them to continue to deliberate until the jurors tell him otherwise. A decade later, another district attorney reopened the investigation after Cosby's lurid testimony about drugs and sex became public, and dozens of women came forward against one of the most beloved stars in all of show business. Read More »

President Trump: Scalise "In Some Trouble". Praying For Victims

Scott Applewhite, File). And even as the fans rose as one to cheer Scalise's name and the Capitol Police, there was no mistaking the lusty cheers for their own side as the game progressed. Deborah Stein, trauma chief at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center. "We were still out there", Richmond said, saying they weren't sure whether they should expect an orchestrated attack on their team, as well. Read More »

Verify: Understanding the Russian Federation investigation

With the revelation this week by The Washington Post that Trump was under investigation for possible attempted obstruction of justice, Rosenstein finds himself caught in an awkward pincer - stuck between the wrath of a president who could fire him and questions about his own future role supervising Mueller when he could become a witness in the special counsel's probe. Read More »

Trump obstruction charge is investigated as Texas Tribune polls released

Moreover, the Senate intelligence committee has already grilled several high-ranking officials - including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Attorney General Jeff Sessions - about whether Trump sought to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation and the criminal probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift

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Qatar remains the home of some 10,000 American troops at a major USA military base. The Saudi and Emirati accusations that Qatar is "supporting" terrorism are of a regressive nature, as Qatar's embrace of extremist religious groups is not a unilateral policy, but it has been and still is part of a universal U.S. Read More »

Ignatius: Trump should ignore friends and leave Mueller in place

Just weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity". Ruddy was at the White House on Monday but did not meet with the president, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. Comey and Mueller are seen as allies by some in Washington given their work in the Bush administration, when Mueller as Federal Bureau of Investigation director backed up Comey, who then served in the ... Read More »