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Public works projects on Trump's agenda for OH visit

The Republican-controlled House has passed a health care bill that no Democrats supported. At the riverfront rally, Trump said if the American economy is to completely recover "we must end Obamacare ". But Ohio only has 88 counties. "Isn't it about time?" Under Trump's proposal, the federal government would commit just $200 billion . "We don't spend our money here, we spend it all over - and we'll do it using American labor, American energy, American iron, aluminum and steel". Read More »

Police official IDs UPS warehouse shooter

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Police sources told KPIX 5 the employee was identified as Jimmy Lam. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Two others were wounded. "Any shooting is one shooting too many", San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said on Twitter. The San Francisco bloodshed came three years after a UPS employee shot and killed two of his supervisors before turning the gun on himself at a UPS distribution center in Birmingham, Alabama. Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller Reportedly Looking Into Obstruction of Justice by Trump

The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. The new talk about dismissing Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump allies - including some close to White House strategist Steve Bannon - who are increasingly frustrated with the prospect of a long and winding probe. Read More »

Michigan's congressional representatives reflect on Virginia shooting

Scalise's position as whip in the Republican-controlled House makes him one of the most senior figures in Congress . "They broke in and said we have to break away from you Congressman (Adam) Schiff because there's been a shooting in Alexandria, and we think it's the Republican baseball team practicing", said Jones. Read More »

Trump Is Personally Under Investigation, Officials Report

Five unnamed officials told the newspaper those who have agreed to be interviewed are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett. Read More »

Shooting at GOP event: Rep Steve Scalise, aide shot in Virginia

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He said Mr Scalise was "badly injured" but in stable condition , adding that two of the wounded were congressional staffers. Grothman said security would not typically follow a member of Congress to an event like this but because of Scalise's position as House majority whip, he had a detail with him. Read More »

Shooting in Alexandria, Virginia : What We Know

In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. Scalise was reported to have undergone surgery and was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. According to those present, the shooter never spoke a word during the ten-minute rampage. "It was scary", Barton said. Someone yelled to get in the dugout - and LaVor dove for cover. Read More »

LeBron holds his head high

And looking at the Warriors roster, many more could be on the way. "I was anxious, I was jittery". I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. They beat us tonight. "I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said. Read More »

McIlroy's complaint: It's the US Open, leave rough alone

Open , but it's the major that has gone the longest without a repeat victor. "He has never seen the golf course", Mickelson's longtime caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay said Wednesday near the driving range at Erin Hills. Azinger said the extreme width of Erin Hills' fairways would negate Mickelson's weakness: errant drives. I got a nice round of applause during the practice round. Read More »

Port of Charleston terminal evacuated over 'potential threat'

Coast Guard is warning of a potential threat at the Port of Charleston this morning. A dirty bomb combines radioactive material with conventional explosives. The terminal has been evacuated, along with a section of the Cooper River, reports said. The Coast Guard and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office have responded to the incident. Read More »

Hospital: Scalise in critical condition after surgery

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The shooter's injuries were described as serious. He later died of his injuries, Trump told the nation from the White House. They are telling media to standby for an update. "It would have been a massacre without them". "So we finally got - somebody said that the gunman was down". "The majority of those who died today were children, handsome little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old", Obama said. Read More »

Eyewitness: Grenfell Residents Would Not Have Been Able To Hear Fire Alarm

The housing block, built in 1974, was recently upgraded at a cost of 8.6 million pounds ($11 million), with work finishing in May 2016, according to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea . "It's just billowing black smoke", Downey said. Authorities say 65 people were rescued from the blaze. "The building was too big". Residents said they had warned repeatedly over fire safety in the block. Read More »

Trump's Attorney General Sessions calls charges he colluded with Russian Federation a 'lie'

The appearance was Sessions's first sworn public testimony since being confirmed as attorney general in February. The questions will continue, especially of everyone who steps before Congress, but Trump allies have proved that even going under oath won't shed light on the full details surrounding the Russian Federation investigation and whether Trump pressured high-ranking officials to drop it. Read More »

Assailant in Congressman's Shooting Has Died

Virginia, where the shooting happened, has more permissive laws regarding firearms. Paul told MSNBC that the other members at the practice had Scalise and his security detail to thank for their lives. "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy", Trump said. As news spread of the shooting, lawmakers offered their prayers and condolences on social media. Read More »

Leaders From Congressional Baseball Teams Hold Press Conference

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Then there was more shooting. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police , first responders and colleagues", his office said in a statement. "You become numb to this until something like this happens", said Rep. Lou Baretta, a Pennsylvania Republican. "This was that sound". The incident occurred between 6 a.m. Read More »

Comey giving FBI Trump memos: friend says

Testifying publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Sessions confirmed that Comey expressed to him "concern about proper communications protocol with the White House and with the President". The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with Robert Mueller. Read More »

Harvard's 1st female president stepping down after 11 years

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Her leadership helped guide the world's richest university through the turbulent 2008 financial crisis, when Harvard's endowment tumbled 22 percent in four months, and also through controversies relating to race and sex assault. Hired in 2007, she is credited with fostering collaboration among Harvard's academic factions and being a champion of the arts and sciences. Faust, Harvard's 28th president, has held her role since 2007. Read More »

Gillespie wins Virginia Republican nomination

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Tuesday when about 37 percent of precincts in the state had still not yet reported their results. Election nerds often point to low turnout among parties where the President shares their views , and the challengers, when the President faces dwindling favorability ratings ( like Trump currently ). Read More »