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Six Michigan officials criminally charged in Flint water crisis

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Water filters have been installed and donated water bottles are available around the city. A third case had the same genetic link, but the person had not been a patient at McLaren. FLINT, Mich. (AP ) - In a battered city where many still refuse to bathe in tap water, much less drink it, the prosecution of officials accused of letting Flint's public supply become contaminated with toxic lead and failing to warn of deadly bacteria represents a tentative step toward restoring trust in government. Read More »

Gunman ID'd in San Francisco UPS Shooting

The UPS driver had filed an "excessive overtime" complaint in March asking the company to relieve him of working extra hours. He shot and killed three co-workers before turning the gun on himself, discharging his weapon, and dying from his self-inflicted wound . Read More »

Profs Mock Scalise Support For Second Amendment After Shooting

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Nanette Barragan of California, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the charity baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Stadium. Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said. Read More »

GOP rep: Baseball practice shooter contacted office 10 times

On Thursday House proceedings were to resume as usual, and lawmakers were returning to the Capitol in search of some semblance of normalcy. According to his Facebook page, Hodgkinson was a fervent supporter of Sanders, the feisty independent who battled Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination a year ago. Read More »

Trump says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back in

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Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at that time", Trump said. Scalise and the others had been at the GOP team's baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, when they were shot. Read More »

Shooting reported in Va. involving member of Congress and police

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The gunman 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of IL was shot and died from his injuries. Members of Congress were practicing for a game when a gunman started shoot. Over the years the Congressional Baseball Game has been a fundraiser for charities including The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Read More »

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

Reuters cited a source which confirmed the Post report , adding that an examination of possible obstruction of justice charges was "unavoidable" after former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

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Two Capitol Police officers assigned to Scalise's security detail were wounded. The FBI said it had recovered and was processing a cellphone, a computer and a camera. "If he had been able to gain entrance to the field, it would have been a whole different story". In a statement , Texas Rep. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention. Read More »

Scalise shooter went to Washington to "fix the tax system", wife says

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Four people were hit - including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. In a chilling detail that suggests the violent incident was politically motivated, congressman Ron DeSantis said the man approached him and his Republican colleague Jeff Duncan before the shooting and asked a chilling question. Read More »

Former Trump Aide Calls Senator Kamala Harris "Hysterical" for Doing Her Job

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Kamala Harris came at him directly, and he even said she made him nervous. "I'm not able to be rushed this fast", a visibly flustered Sessions said to Harris at one point. "How was Sen. Harris hysterical? ". Miller didn't buy into her criticism, giving her placid looks. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., endured the spotlight in February when she was cut off by a Republican: "Silencing @SenKamalaHarris for not being "courteous" enough is just unbelievable", Warren tweeted last ... Read More »

Annual Charity Baseball Game Still On After DC Shooting

Roger Williams of Texas. The gunman , identified by law enforcement as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, was shot dead by police. The man who shot and wounded four people at a Republican baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria , Virginia , had two guns in his possession, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed. Read More »

Fulcher withdraws from governor's race, announces bid for Congress

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Fulcher will run for the 1st Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Raúl Labrador. "One of the things I've always adhered to is: to serve in leadership". Russ Fulcher will no longer run for governor of Idaho. Labrador says he's endorses Fulcher's decision. After careful consideration and a lot of prayer, it has become clear to me that Idaho's First Congressional District is in need of an experienced, dedicated conservative. Read More »

Penguins, unlike Warriors, say they'll visit Trump White House

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This makes sense. After all, a team in the middle of celebrating a world championship diverting its attention to vote on something like that seems unlikely. "I can't believe we're getting this question already", Lacob said. Players from all sports leagues have been divided on whether to attend like customary, or express their displeasure with the new regime by opting not to go. Read More »

As Nextera Energy INC (NEE) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Commerce Bank Raised Stake

The company's P/E ratio is 17.17 and market cap is 66.08B. Shares of NextEra Energy Partners, LP ( NYSE NEP ) traded down 0.23% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $35.27. Acadian Asset Management Llc increased Northwest Pipe Co (NASDAQ:NWPX) stake by 65,993 shares to 78,192 valued at $1.35M in 2016Q4. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 18,302 shares. Read More »

Yes, that Congressional Baseball Game is really baseball, not softball

Lawmakers said, despite the bloodshed on Wednesday, the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity must go on. Members of the team often take time to give the members of Congress pointers. "I never thought I'd play a baseball game for charity, go to practice at 6:30 in the morning, and have to dodge bullets", he said. Zack Barth, a lobbyist for U.S. Read More »

Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field

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NPR congressional reporter Geoff Bennett has been in Alexandria all day and has more on what unfolded. "He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family and sat by his bedside with Mrs. "I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said in a statement. "Let me be as clear as I can be". Mr Sanders said he condemned the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Read More »

Champion Warriors might snub White House - if invited

A report surfaced shortly after Game 5 claiming that the Warriors would unanimously refuse any invitation to the White House, but that report was clearly debunked by the organization's statement . The parade will take place Thursday morning in downtown Oakland , following the same route as the team's parade to celebrate the 2015 National Basketball Association title. Read More »

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured

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Wednesday. Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured after being on the run for almost a year. Jeffs is facing charges in a massive food stamp fraud case. Officials said he used olive oil to slip off his Global Positioning System ankle monitor during court-ordered home confinement. This report will be updated as more information becomes available. Read More »

Trump's friend says he might fire Mueller

Replying to a question from Sen. If Trump instructs Rosenstein to dump Mueller, it would evoke memories of 1973, when the two top Justice Department officials, Elliott Richardson and Bill Ruckelshaus, resigned rather than obey President Richard Nixon's order to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor conducting the Watergate investigation. Read More »

Police searching for men after woman abducted, taken across state line

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It's not clear what connection the van might have to the case if any. MA state police and Springfield police are working with CT state police. Check back for updates. She sustained minor injuries. The man who had been kicked out of the vehicle, however, was found by police and arrested on a default warrant. The driver continued to evade police, crashed near East Columbus Avenue and Emery Street and ran from the scene, police said. Read More »

Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (left) and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers (right) testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, May 11, 2017. It is not clear, however, if they will disclose all details of their conversation with Trump or be ordered by the White House to invoke executive privilege . Read More »