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US lawmaker, 3 others shot in Virginia; gunman killed

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The assailant, who has been identified as of this writing as a 66-year-old from IL with a minor criminal record, was taken from the scene mortally wounded. On his Facebook page, Hodgkinson's support for liberal politics is evident. Representative Mo Brooks told CNN that during batting practice, he heard a "bam" and then a quick succession of shots and saw the gunman shooting through the holes in a chain link fence. Read More »

NY Gov. To Nominate First Openly LGBT Judge To High Court

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Andrew Cuomo has tapped a veteran judge to serve on the state's highest court. Cuomo says Feinman is a talented jurist dedicated to public service. If he's confirmed by the state Senate, Feinman would replace Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who died earlier this year in what police said was likely a suicide. Read More »

Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game live

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And there were others who said it's time for people of different political persuasions to come together. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded today and their families". The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. "We're especially thankful for the courageous police officers that ran into danger without regard to their personal safety", Pence said. Read More »

Attack On Lawmakers Stirs Memories Of Giffords Shooting

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The first member of Congress to be killed in office was Rep. Spencer Pettis, D-Miss., Pettis was fatally wounded during a duel with Thomas Biddle on Bloody Island in IL. Jared Loughner shot Giffords while she was at a community gathering in Tuscon. Now, just for sport, let's imagine the following scenario: A shooting in the D.C. Read More »

Deadlock in Cosby trial, jury told to keep deliberating

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With the jury struggling to find common ground, some of the other women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault confronted sign-waving Cosby supporters gathered on the courthouse steps to await the outcome. "Your friends", Cosby said he told her. "I said 'I trust you.' I took the pills and I swallowed the pills down". "She sat with her back to the kitchen wall", Cosby said. Read More »

5 things you need to know now

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Comey's most damning allegation was that Trump had pulled him aside in inappropriate private meetings and not-so-subtly hinted that he should drop the probe into Michael Flynn's ties to Russian officials. A few days later, Mr Trump individually asked Mr Coats and Mr Rogers to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of co-ordination between his campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

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

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter after he fatally shot Philando Castile , 32, last July in an incident that drew national attention and led to weeks of protests in St. In their second day of deliberations, jurors returned to court to again see dashcam video captured by Officer Jeronimo Yanez's squad auto that shows the shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile . Read More »

Scalise 'May Have Brought Some Unity' To US Through 'Great Sacrifice'

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Walker is a Baptist minister from Greensboro who represents North Carolina's Sixth District, which includes part of Guilford County and Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Lee, Person, Randolph and Rockingham counties. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office revealed in a previous statement. Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Read More »

Trump Slams 'Phony' Story On Obstruction Of Justice Probe

Trump was forced to fire Flynn in February after he misled the White House about his contacts with Russian officials a year ago as a member of Trump's transition team. Coats later told lawmakers that he never felt pressured to intervene. "Nice", Trump tweeted early Thursday morning. As part of the probe, the special counsel has also gathered Comey's written accounts of his conversations with Trump. Read More »

Wounded US lawmaker 'in some trouble', Trump says

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It was unclear whether he had emerged from surgery as of mid-day Thursday. President Donald Trump speaks during the launch of the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington , DC, on June 15, 2017. Read More »

North Korea freed, sentenced to prison, American student

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He fell into a coma with sleeping pills. Rodman, who is known as much for his piercings, ever-changing hair colors and off-court antics as his basketball skills, has developed an unlikely relationship with the North Korean leader since making his first trip there in 2013. Read More »

Trump claims he'd never demand loyalty

In his remarks, Comey portrayed Trump as a chief executive who had no concern for the FBI's independence. "Mr Trump also seized on Mr Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos documenting his conversations with the President to a reporter: ".and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" he tweeted . Read More »

MU football player arrested on drug charges

Police said upon further investigation, they found psilocybin mushrooms and less than 10 grams of marijuana in Howard's vehicle. He was alone in the vehicle, police said. As of Thursday morning, he is still in custody at Boone County jail. "We are aware of the situation and are addressing it internally", the organization told ABC 17 News. Read More »

Donald Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

No longer is he merely focused on Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, meaning Mueller appears also to be zeroing in on Trump's actions since taking office on January 20. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now". Read More »

'Blood on Their Hands': 'Alt-right' Blame Media Incitement for Congressman's Shooting

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Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, cybersecurity and more. Democrats easily defeated Republicans 11-2 in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game , in an annual tradition that has taken on renewed importance in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Virginia Shooting — Emergency Surgery

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The officers were present at the practice in service to participant House Majority Whip Steven Scalise, who receives a full service detail as a senior House member. They were preparing for the congressional baseball match which pits Republicans against Democrats. Democratic former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said he had spoken often with the man on recent mornings at the nearby YMCA. Read More »

Justices give gov't time to address second travel ban ruling

The decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the San Francisco-. They upheld an earlier court ruling, which stated that the President had exceeded the authority Congress granted him in making national security judgments in the realm of immigration without adequate justification. Read More »

Trump asks Americans to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise

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Davis said Thursday morning that the Congressional Democrats held a dinner Wednesday night for all House and Senate members to attend. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible", he said. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., in an opinion piece he wrote for CNN . Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital twice and planned to go again before Thursday night's game at Nationals Park. Read More »

Scalise 'in very tough shape' after shooting, Trump says

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During President Trump's statement on the incident, he said, "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault". Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game to be held 1 day after shootings

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Steve Scalise , House Majority Whip who was shot Wednesday during a congressional baseball practice, is undergoing his third surgery Thursday. Republican congressman Steve Scalise is in a fight " more hard than first thought" as he recovers from a gunshot wound, U.S. Read More »