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James Hodgkinson's long descent into rage

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Hodgkinson was armed with a rifle and a handgun when he opened fire on the lawmakers around 7 am (1100 GMT) as they practised baseball at a field in Alexandria , Virginia , a Washington suburb. Nanette Barragan of California, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park. Read More »

Congressional women's team hits practice field

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And he says Scalise is "in some trouble". Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were hospitalized after being injured from gunfire. "My thoughts and prayers remain with Majority Whip Scalise and all those injured during today's horrific shooting", he said in a statement . Read More »

Turkey: Isolation of Qatar is not Islamic

Islamabad has long-standing, close ties to Saudi Arabia , but is also involved in recent business ventures in gas-rich Qatar. Undeterred by the challenge, Khayyat' said , "This is the time to work for Qatar". "Our foreign policy is subject to the sovereignty of our country and is based on our own assessment and our own principles", said Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani. Read More »

Shooter had been hanging around near the field for weeks, man says

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In the letters, which exposed his left-leaning thinking, Hodgkinson blasted Republicans and tax policies. An online search of newspapers shows that he frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. Read More »

Asked about successor, Vladimir Putin says I'm still working

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Putin returned as the country's president in 2012 for his third non consecutive term. He was re-elected in 2012. CEO Rex Tillerson , left, attend a signing ceremony in Tuapse, Russia , June 15, 2012. During the question and answer session, Putin said he did not consider the United States to be an enemy of Russian Federation and claimed he wanted a " constructive dialogue " with Washington. Read More »

Suspect in Congressional shooting identified, has died from injuries

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U.S. media identified Hodgkinson , who died following a shootout with police in the Washington suburb of Alexandria , as a 66-year-old from Belleville Illinois , a suburb of St. Sanders called for moving forward peacefully. "Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values", he added. Read More »

Congressional baseball teams to wear LSU gear to honor Steve Scalise

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House Majority Whip Scalise , 51, was shot in the hip while five others, including two police officers, were injured by the gunman identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, who was shot dead by the police. As Paul expressed on MSNBC , "If Scalise wouldn't have been on the team, unfortunately he was hit and I hope he does well, but also by him being there he probably saved everybody else's life". Read More »

Trump denounces 'single greatest witch hunt in American history'

The emergence of the obstruction of justice inquiry may make it harder for Trump to have Mueller removed. Mueller's office has reached out to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. According to the Post's sources, Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation the next month. The panel announced Thursday that Johnson will testify June 21. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn reshuffles shadow cabinet

A Twitter user calling himself @Cardwell1992 said: "Wrong of Corbyn not to bring talented people, like Yvette Cooper, back. Umunna, Cooper, & Miliband are articulate, smart, and bloody hard". Smith, who was an adviser to Northern Ireland secretary Paul Murphy in the last Labour government, was a fierce critic of Corbyn when he stood against him in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Read More »

President Trump Blasts Report on Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe

Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn . Why this matters: We don't know where the Post got their leak or what the motivations were behind it, but we do know why former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey leaked memos of his private conversations with the President. Read More »

Donald Trump, Melania visit wounded Congressman Steve Scalise in hospital

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Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican members of Congress who were practicing ahead of a Thursday night charity baseball game. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, to prolonged applause. Joe Barton, the manager of the Republican team, said, "Yeah, there is". Davis credited the officers with preventing more carnage. "But for the Capitol police and the heroism they showed, it could very well have been a large-scale massacre". Read More »

Pence visits hospital where Steve Scalise is recovering

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Congressman Rodney Davis told CNN he was at the plate at the time, and Scalise was in the field at second base. In the hours after the shooting, Republicans and Democrats alike struggled to reassess their protection and engagement with the public, outside the protective bubble of the Capitol. Read More »

Michel Barnier warns United Kingdom it faces cliff edge 'no deal' Brexit

After the discussions May joined MPs in the House of Commons, where opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived to applause from his lawmakers. "We haven't negotiated, we haven't progressed". Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, warned Tuesday that "the current uncertainty can not continue" and on Wednesday issued five "pressing questions" on Twitter. Read More »

What would happen if the Bill Cosby jury deadlocks

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The only two "no" votes on the Russian Federation bill were from Republican Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul. The bill would require a congressional review if President Donald Trump attempts to ease or end penalties against Moscow. The bipartisan amendment, released late Monday, comes as the White House is deeply embroiled in a crisis over whether Trump's campaign team colluded with Russian officials to help sway the 2016 election in Trump's favour. Read More »

Congressman's condition 'more difficult' than first thought

Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his abdomen and injured internal organs. A huge ovation swept the park when Special Agent David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch. Read More »

Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice

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A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire on Wednesday on USA lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police. As the House returned to business, lawmakers sought some semblance of normalcy even as they offered prayers for the wounded and echoed the president in pledges of unity. Read More »

Ryan, Pelosi back 'Team Scalise' at congressional baseball game

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The shooter - identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, a Bernie Sanders volunteer from IL - later died from his injuries. The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans. Few in Washington , D.C. are. Even on Wednesday, there were hints of a breakdown in the comity. Reminded suddenly of their own mortality, they remembered, too, that their opponents are people. Read More »

Radiohead announce venue change for Manchester Arena show

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Twenty-two people, including seven children, died when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device as concert-goers began leaving a show by the USA singer at Manchester Arena on May 22. A press release says: "The news follows last month's tragic incident at Manchester Arena and its subsequent temporary closure, which left the venue with no option other than to cancel Radiohead's forthcoming concerts on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th July". Read More »

Congressional ballgame will go on despite shooting

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Instead, many states - Colorado, Connecticut and California, to name a few - passed stricter laws that, among other things, placed limits on ammunition magazines and beefed up background checks. "Regrettably, the senseless shootings of 20 children and six educators were not enough for Congress to take action to strengthen the federal gun laws that would help prevent gun violence in our nation", Murray said. Read More »

The Moment The GOP Shooter Opened Fire

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According to eyewitness accounts, Scalise was able to drag himself to the outfield to get away from the shooter. Nathan says to a person off-camera, in reference to the gunman's location. There was a lot of people running. He was laying down. It probably goes without saying that what you'll hear is disturbing. His interview with ABC News is below. Read More »

U.S. working to stabilize relations with Russia: Tillerson

Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority say Tillerson's claim that the PA has changed its policy and will stop funding terror is unfounded. The Trump Administration will target areas where it sees the greatest risk and engage other countries in multilateral approaches, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said as he assured that the State Department would continue to remain effective despite a massive proposed budgetary cut. Read More »