• James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting
James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", according to Sava. Both Duncan and Brooks were initially at the field in Alexandria where the shooting took place, but Duncan cut out of practice early so he wasn't there at the time of the sh...

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  • Who was James Hodgkinson? More about the man behind the congressional shooting
Who was James Hodgkinson? More about the man behind the congressional shooting

The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill , is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington . Hodgkinson died following a shoot-out with police on a baseball diamond in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, after his early-morning rifle and pistol attack left four people...

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  • United States congress gets power to restrain Trump on Russian Federation sanctions
United States congress gets power to restrain Trump on Russian Federation sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson questioned the legislation on Wednesday, urging Congress to ensure that any sanctions package "allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation".

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  • U.S. lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting
U.S. lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

USA representative Steve Scalise , the No. 3 House Republican , has shown improvement in the past 36 hours after being shot by a man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice earlier in the week, his lead surgeon said on Friday.

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  • Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack
Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack

Before James Hodgkinson left his home in Belleville, Ill ., in March, he sold almost everything he owned from his businesses. The paper's staff then kicked into overdrive, dredging up archival letters Hodgkinson had written to the paper, photographs of him at local protests over the year, delving into criminal records and family relations and sp...

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  • Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list
Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

But Slater said authorities were still working to determine a motive and had "no indication" Hodgkinson knew about the ball practice ahead of time. Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.

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  • Cuba denounces Donald Trump's policy changes, says open to 'respectful dialogue'
Cuba denounces Donald Trump's policy changes, says open to 'respectful dialogue'

But he is not reversing key diplomatic and commercial ties. "If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S.as a whole, I will terminate deal", he tweeted. In his view, it prevents US companies from conducting business with companies controlled by the Cuban military. The policy shift "co...

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  • Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'
Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

Mo Brooks, who was on the list and present at the practice but unharmed by the shooting. The bullet struck Scalise in the hip, and traveled across his body, shattering bones and passing through internal organs, causing major internal bleeding.

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  • Trump unveils new restrictions on travel, business with Cuba
Trump unveils new restrictions on travel, business with Cuba

They are destined to fail as has been repeatedly demonstrated in the past. Many Cuban exiles in Miami are embracing the changes President Donald Trump announced Friday to his predecessor's policies of engagement with the communist island - but some want even more.

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  • Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'
Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center says "an excellent recovery is a good possibility", but says Scalise faces additional surgeries, a long hospital stay and rehabilitation. Hodgkinson , who opened fire as the Republican team practiced for Thursday's game. Jeff Flake was with Rep. Steve Scalise when he was shot , and has be...

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  • Blumenthal Wants Sessions' Resignation if Trump Fires Mueller
Blumenthal Wants Sessions' Resignation if Trump Fires Mueller

Others who had spoken with Trump Tuesday said that the president's ambiguity on Mueller was intentional and that the possibility of being fired would help keep Mueller in line. Nixon sought to dismiss a special prosecutor, Archibald Cox. The official, who would not detail what the two discussed during the interview , said it took place on ...

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  • Trump just revoked an Obama amnesty program for illegal aliens
Trump just revoked an Obama amnesty program for illegal aliens

This still protects children aged 16 or under who have lived in the USA since June 15, 2007. Thursday's announcement keeps that two-year limit in place. Immigration activists have praised Trump's decision to allow the DACA program to continue. Mary Meg McCarthy, executive director of the Chicago-based National Immigrant Justice Center, said ...

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  • Newt Gingrich Now Says the President
Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Gingrich said that as president, Trump was well within his authority to fire the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. " What you have lived through for 2 1/2 years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction of justice, coverup and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history, and the time has come to say to the presid...

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  • Officer killed while standing outside patrol auto in Alachua County
Officer killed while standing outside patrol auto in Alachua County

He was standing outside his auto when two other cars collided, one striking him. According to FHP, the driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when they crashed into the rear wheel area of a fuel tanker. A report from Florida Highway Patrol said Sgt. William Trampass Bishop had been at the scene of a previous crash involving a aut...

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  • Legislative agenda sputters amid Russian Federation cloud
Legislative agenda sputters amid Russian Federation cloud

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., told reporters after one meeting that "we are getting closer to having a proposal", according to multiple news accounts, and he hopes to put it up for a floor vote before Congress' July 4 recess.

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  • US OPEN: It's a great day for scoring at Open
US OPEN: It's a great day for scoring at Open

The round was littered with some unbelievable approach shots and long putts as Thomas took advantage of overnight rains to move to 11-under, one shot off the lead by Brian Harman . The experience of building on an opening-round 59 will help, he said. Similar scoring had initially appeared a possibility at Erin Hills, which became the longest c...

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  • Russian Federation eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand
Russian Federation eases to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Russian Federation faces a stress test of its readiness to host the 2018 World Cup as the Confederations Cup kicks off Saturday (Sunday in Manila) amid concerns over hooliganism and security. Michael Boxall got a touch on the ball and was credited with an own goal. New Zealand nearly clawed themselves back in the game twice - first Ryan Thomas ...

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  • Chris Ruddy: President Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Chris Ruddy: President Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

That was enough to send them into a full blown panic. What's more , in order to accomplish that wrecking operation, the president would probably have to fire Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general who entrusted the Russian Federation investigation to Mueller after Atty.

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  • Trump Rolls Back Some Changes To US-Cuba Relations
Trump Rolls Back Some Changes To US-Cuba Relations

The Cuban government has made clear it will not be pressured into reforms in exchange for further engagement with Washington. "We will never, ever be blind to it", Trump said . "The Cuban regime will always find an excuse to blame the US government", she said. However, individual "people-to-people" trips by Americans to Cuba, allowed by Oba...

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  • Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe
Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe

Ruddy said in his PBS interview that firing Mueller would be "a very significant mistake", even though he didn't believe the appointment of the special counsel was proper. "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment", White House press secretary Sean Spicer also told NPR.

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