• Gunman who shot congressman had history of violence, ranting against GOP
Gunman who shot congressman had history of violence, ranting against GOP

The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson of IL, died at a hospital, President Donald Trump said . Tim Slater, the Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, said he would not comment on what types of weapons Hodgkinson had or which one he was using as he shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalis...

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  • Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed
Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

Flake was one of the GOP members practicing in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning, when the attack occurred. Scalise, ranked third in the House leadership as Majority Whip, is a conservative but a seemingly popular member with those in both parties, and his politics have nothing to do with the overwhelming response to this terrible incident...

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  • Jeff Sessions' explanation for firing Comey just doesn't make se
Jeff Sessions' explanation for firing Comey just doesn't make se

SHAPIRO: Beyond his explanation for that particular remark, were there things you learned from today's hearing that you think could be important to the investigation? That cut off lines of inquiry about the exact circumstances surrounding Comey's firing, what may have happened in the February 14 Oval Office meeting in which Sessions was aske...

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  • Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting
Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting

In an August 2012 letter, Hodgkinson appeared to be responding to another letter writer, whom Hodgkinson said reminded him of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly - who "speak their lies and hatred and misdirection to anyone who will listen". "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", the shooter's brother ...

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  • Male senators accused of interrupting Kamala Harris because of her gender
Male senators accused of interrupting Kamala Harris because of her gender

There was no reason for her to not display the prosecutorial skills and intellectual acuity that have shaped her career. No one is getting away with anything with Harris , who served as the California attorney general before coming to Capitol Hill.

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  • Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders
Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

Bernie Sanders , however, made it clear he was "sickened" by the shooting and condemned the act as "despicable". "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms", Sanders said. The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Alexandri...

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  • Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia
Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

Several Georgia law enforcement agencies are continuing their search for two escaped inmates described as "dangerous beyond belief", Fox News reports . Sills said there were 33 inmates on the bus when Rowe and Dubose overpowered and disarmed the guards before fatally shooting them. The slain Baldwin State Prison officers were Sgt.

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  • Kentucky National Guardsmen charged in sexual assault case
Kentucky National Guardsmen charged in sexual assault case

Anthony Tubolino, 25, Tyler Hart, 19, Austin Dennis, 21, and Jacob Ruth, 22, were were taken into custody earlier this month after reports of the attack. The National Guard assisted KSP during the investigation and has remained cooperative through the investigation. "It goes against all the values we hold dear as service members in the U.S.

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  • Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'
Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'

Brendan Young, 21, of Malvern, Pennsylvania: Aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, reckless endangerment, evidence tampering, hazing, alcohol-related charges. Prosecutors allege his fraternity brothers tried to cover up their drinking and "coordinate their story". Andy Shubin, an attorney for one of the defendants, said du...

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  • SC Rep. Jeff Duncan Safe after Baseball Game Shooting
SC Rep. Jeff Duncan Safe after Baseball Game Shooting

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) announced that he plans to carry a gun with him from now on. Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. It was unclear whether the email writer was referring to that vote. Rep. Mike Doyle , the Democratic baseball manager, touched Barton's arm at the podium to console him. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) said Congres...

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  • Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist
Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist

Paul and Minneapolis. Yanez faces one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm for endangering the lives of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter when he fired seven bullets into the auto.

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  • No, Kamala Harris Wasn't Being 'Hysterical,' CNN Analyst Says
No, Kamala Harris Wasn't Being 'Hysterical,' CNN Analyst Says

During a CNN panel discussion, political analyst Kirsten Powers challenged one of her colleagues, CNN political commentator and former Trump campaign spokesperson Jason Miller , who had described Harris's actions as "hysterical". The exchange was an nearly exact repeat of last week, when McCain cut in on her intense questioning of Deputy A...

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  • U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe
U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe

Spokesmen for the chairman and ranking minority member of the committee could not be reached to confirm whether the hearing will be open or closed to the public. The fact that Sessions would delegate that task to his deputy showed the Russian Federation investigation was distracting him from his core duties. Sessions recused himself from overseei...

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  • Congressional Shooting Victims Being Treated at Washington-area Hospitals
Congressional Shooting Victims Being Treated at Washington-area Hospitals

The gunman died later of his injuries, President Donald Trump announced at the White House. "I ran off the field and a bunch of us took cover behind [a big oak tree]", he said. Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. "He was coherent the whole time", said Sen.

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  • Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'
Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'

Scalise was listed as in crticial condition in the hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. It was not known the condition of the others who were shot. The gunman was over by the third base dugout, with a clear view of the field and everybody on it. "I pulled out my phone and started recording it", he said.

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  • U.S. lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice
U.S. lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice

A total of five people were struck in the shooting , including the gunman, now identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from the state of IL. "America is praying for all the victims of this bad shooting ", Trump said from the Diplomatic Room in the White House.

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  • Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated
Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated

As of 9:45 a.m. ET, Scalise was in stable condition but undergoing surgery, according to a statement from his office . President Donald Trump tweeted a message of support to his "friend and patriot" Scalise, calling himself "deeply saddened" by the incident in Alexandria, where schools were briefly placed on lockdown.

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  • Congressmen Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'
Congressmen Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

AFP | A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on United States lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game , seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police.

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  • DC shooter campaigned in the Quad-Cities for Sanders
DC shooter campaigned in the Quad-Cities for Sanders

AFP | A rifle-toting United States man opened fire Wednesday at about two dozen Republican lawmakers and staff holding a baseball practice ahead of a charity game, wounding a top congressman and at least three others. Sanders stated while in House that Hodgkinson had volunteered on his campaign . Hodgkinson apparently wrote many letters t...

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  • 'It Would Have Been a Massacre': Capitol Police Hailed as Heroes
'It Would Have Been a Massacre': Capitol Police Hailed as Heroes

The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, an ardent supporter of liberal Senator Bernie Sanders - who said he was "sickened" by the "despicable act". "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress". Scalise was shot in the hip and both are being treated for their injuries. "I started to ...

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