• US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony
US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony

Sessions said he wanted to appear before the panel to address questions about him that arose last week during former FBI Director James Comey's testimony . "In light of reports regarding Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropri...

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  • Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Hospital To Visit Wounded Congressman
Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Hospital To Visit Wounded Congressman

In recent months, Hodgkinson called Congressman Mike Bost's office at least 10 times with complaints about the Republican's stance on health care and his voting record, Bost said in a statement . Later Wednesday, Flake went to the hospital to visit those wounded by the shooter. But then the shooting started, and they all scrambled for cover.

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  • House Majority Whip, Several Others Shot At Virginia Baseball Field
House Majority Whip, Several Others Shot At Virginia Baseball Field

He was wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police at the scene and later died. Capitol Hill police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner were also among the wounded, according to House Republican leader Paul Ryan . As businessman Trump rose to become the Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential election, his brash style and outspoken v...

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  • Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home. It was James Hodgkinson , the same unidentified fellow with whom Euille had shared pleasantries for weeks while sipping coffee in the YMCA's lobby.

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  • Virginia Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary election results
Virginia Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary election results

Virginia, unlike many states, has open primaries and no voter registration by party, meaning any Virginian can vote in any primary he or she wishes. That Stewart came menacingly close to upsetting Gillespie - the consistent favorite in polls and of the GOP donor class - was another shock to Establishment Republicans, some of whom had predicted ...

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  • Man robs bank to escape wife, sentenced to home-confinement
Man robs bank to escape wife, sentenced to home-confinement

Lawrence John Ripple took the guilty plea in January. He told authorities he would rather be in jail than at home with his wife. He even handed the teller a note saying he'd rather be in jail than at home. Chekasha Ramsey, defending, said Ripple had lived a law-abiding life, was in a stable relationship with his wife, has four step children ...

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  • Former Penn State president gets jail time in Paterno scandal
Former Penn State president gets jail time in Paterno scandal

Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and ex-senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz were sentenced by a judge Friday in Harrisburg, Pa . I don't know how these men can sleep at night knowing that they didn't take the necessary steps to prevent Sandusky from preying on children on their own goddamn campus.

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  • NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting
NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting

Scalise was among those injured and was first believed to be in stable condition. Also wounded were one current congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said. Mr Scalise's position on firearms legislation puts him within the mainstream of the Republican Party, which endorsed gun rights in its platform a yea...

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  • Rep. Scalise in stable condition following Alexandria shooting; Suspect dead
Rep. Scalise in stable condition following Alexandria shooting; Suspect dead

He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said . He sustained a gunshot wound, and later died of his injuries. Williams said. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". A former congressional aide was hospitalized.

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  • House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice
House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice

His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations", the hospital statement said. Members of congress and their staff went to a Virginia field to practice for a charity baseball tournament. Both were credited for stopping the shooter despite being wounded themselves. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Tim Slater...

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  • Attorney General Sessions Denies Secret Meeting With Russia Envoy
Attorney General Sessions Denies Secret Meeting With Russia Envoy

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Sessions appeared before the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

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  • USA congressman in critical condition after mass shooting at Virginia baseball field
USA congressman in critical condition after mass shooting at Virginia baseball field

Thursday, despite the shooting . — Zachary Barth, legislative aide for Republican Rep. Roger Williams of Texas. The gunman , identified as IL man James Hodgkinson , 66, on Wednesday fired repeatedly at the men playing on a field in suburban Alexandria , Virginia , near Washington , DC.

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  • Andre Iguodala turns down potential visit to White House: 'Hell nah'
Andre Iguodala turns down potential visit to White House: 'Hell nah'

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Back in February, guard Shaun Livingston was asked about visiting the White House, but he told a local radio station, " I definitely w...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise is on a nation's mind
Rep. Steve Scalise is on a nation's mind

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., the man who officials say carried out the attack, was wounded in the fight and later died. Shortly after the shooting, Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign a year ago.

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  • Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting
Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

In addition to Scalise, 51, the wounded included Zack Barth, an aide to Texas U.S. Rep. Roger Williams; Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; and lobbyist Matt Mika, who now works for Tyson Foods in its Washington office.

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  • It's President Trump's 71st birthday
It's President Trump's 71st birthday

He later took charge of The Trump Organization, the real estate and construction firm founded by his paternal grandmother, which he ran for 45 years until 2016 when he was elected as President of the United States . The first person to ask for "global warming" too . Q: So you think Republicans would impeach Trump if there were proof of collus...

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  • Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting
Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

Kennedy's assassination in 1963, more Americans have been killed as a result of gun violence than all USA wars. "This is about prevention and education, about knowing the signs of someone who might commit an act of violence and how to stop it from happening in the first place".

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  • What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice
What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

The shooter, James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old of Belleville, Illinois, died following a shootout with authorities, federal law enforcement officials said. Mueller, the former FBI director, was put in charge of the investigation after Trump fired Comey and public pressure mounted for a special counsel to take over.

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  • Will GOP Care About Gun Control Now That Their Own Was Targeted?
Will GOP Care About Gun Control Now That Their Own Was Targeted?

Scalise "will continue fighting to protect every citizen's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms", his website says. "Americans should be able to play baseball and dance in a nightclub or attend religious services without the fear of being gunned down.

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  • Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller
Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

Sanders said the president was encouraged by reports surrounding Senate testimony from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Ruddy agrees that the move would be a wrong move, but dismissed the investigation Mueller is overseeing. House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear he doesn't agree with some who are urging President Donald Trump to fire the Jus...

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