• Congressman shot at baseball practice
Congressman shot at baseball practice

Trump canceled a scheduled event at the Labor Department soon after the shooting took place, and the White House has said both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received updates on the shooting. According to a statement released by Scalise's office, the congressman was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and underwent surgery. He...

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  • Virginia shooter identified as man from Belleville, Illinois
Virginia shooter identified as man from Belleville, Illinois

Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tysons Food in its Washington office. "I was playing third base, and Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and I made a decision to try to get on the road a little early to beat the traffic", said Rep.

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  • Gunman opens fire on members of Congress at baseball practice, witnesses say
Gunman opens fire on members of Congress at baseball practice, witnesses say

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told the Associated Press that the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Tim Slater said it was "too early to say" whether it was an act of terrorism, or whether Scalise was targeted.

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  • Key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony
Key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony

The former Alabama senator also defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing when he said he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. Harris also served as Attorney General of California. But his former Democratic colleagues pressed him repeatedly on his contacts with Russian Fede...

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  • Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts
Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

Attorney General Sessions appeared to have a two-pronged strategy for his appearance, which came in the wake of fired FBI Director James Comey's dramatic testimony last week. The Justice Department subsequently released decades-old memos from its Office of Legal Counsel that it said supported Sessions' position. Sidlow wonders why Senator...

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  • Maryland, DC attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump
Maryland, DC attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump

In January, Trump declared he was shifting his business assets into a trust that his sons would manage in order to do away with possible conflicts of interests . "This lawsuit is just another iteration of the case filed by that group CREW, filed by the same lawyers", Spicer said, referring to a government watchdog group that first sued Trump over ...

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  • Trump tells senators House health care bill is 'mean,' source says
Trump tells senators House health care bill is 'mean,' source says

Another congressional source said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the bill and urged the senators to make it " more generous". There's no great mystery as to why Trump would express love for the House bill in May, and disdain for the House bill in June.

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  • Trump responds to Comey testimony: He's a leaker
Trump responds to Comey testimony: He's a leaker

Ryan and other Republicans explained away Trump's interactions with Comey as the understandable blunders of a Washington neophyte. "I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all", she said. "He should give a straight yes or no to the question of whether or not the tapes exist". Conway also said Com...

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  • Jeff Sessions to face questioning over Russia contacts
Jeff Sessions to face questioning over Russia contacts

There is no doubt senators on the committee have been preparing for his testimony, but here are the questions to Sessions that will be critical in determining his fate. And Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday said he couldn't talk about firing Comey - because it's something Mueller might be investigating.

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  • Comey Bolsters Case For Obstruction Of Justice By Trump
Comey Bolsters Case For Obstruction Of Justice By Trump

He said that as of May, when he was sacked, Trump was not personally under FBI investigation - offering, finally, the public acknowledgment Trump had been requesting so assiduously. Obstruction of justice is a felony, which is a "High Crime". In the hearing, Comey did not disclose any links between Trump advisers and alleged Russian meddling.

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  • Sessions set to testify: What's at stake in Russian Federation probe
Sessions set to testify: What's at stake in Russian Federation probe

He also said he believed Comey's testimony last week before the Intelligence Committee to be "very clear" and Comey himself to be a "very credible witness", when it came to questions about Comey's statement that he'd asked Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump .

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  • 200 firefighters tackle massive blaze at London tower block
200 firefighters tackle massive blaze at London tower block

People wanting to give essential goods were also being urged to take directions on what was needed elsewhere as some other collection points were full to bursting too. There were an "endless numbers of people, many kids" screaming and banging at the windows "floor upon floor" each time Lamrai looked up she could see more panicked people, she said.

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  • Researchers may have rediscovered 'Eighth Wonder of the World' in New Zealand
Researchers may have rediscovered 'Eighth Wonder of the World' in New Zealand

Made up of large mounds of silica deposits, the terraces were once a feature of the Lake Rotomahana region until a massive volcanic eruption at Mount Tarawera in 1886 purportedly changed the area's landscape forever. "We want to undertake this work in the public interest". "Hochstetter was a very competent cartographer". But Bunn said he's talked...

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  • Ryan and Pelosi speak briefly, then adjourn Congress for the day
Ryan and Pelosi speak briefly, then adjourn Congress for the day

Trump and lawmakers touted the "heroism" of Capitol Police officers, and said their presence prevented what would have been a " massacre ". "Paul in the gym, who had been there, and he told me had these two Capitol Police officers, who were part of Congressman Scalise's detail, not been there, it might have been a massacre, 'cause there would h...

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  • New York area lawmakers react to Alexandria shooting
New York area lawmakers react to Alexandria shooting

Rep. Mo Brooks , an Alabama Republican , said that Scalise "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". Mr Brooks said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot. (1030 GMT). Law-enforcement officers are calling it a " deliberate attack ". A member of Rep. Roger Williams' (R-TX) staff was apparently...

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  • Multiple fatalities as fire engulfs tower block trapping residents in flames
Multiple fatalities as fire engulfs tower block trapping residents in flames

The smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. London mayor Sadiq Khan also declar...

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  • US politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice
US politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

At the time of this writing, the Alexandria Police Department had reported the suspect as being "in custody and not a threat". "We had people in the first base dugout who were screaming into their telephones that we were under attack and to send help immediately, and I think that was because of the concern that our security detail may be outg...

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  • Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At GOP Baseball Practice
Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At GOP Baseball Practice

Flake also helped tend to the wound of an aide who had been shot in the leg. He said the only reason Capitol Police were there was because Scalise is a House leader. Representative Jeff Duncan spoke with 7News Daybreak and said he left the practice for a meeting, and believes he may have spoken to the shooter. President Donald Trump says th...

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  • Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised
Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised

The rules were introduced a year ago as the department was processing claims from thousands of students who say there were defrauded by for-profit colleges. Those questions came after an earlier hearing ‎in May when DeVos was criticized for declining to tell lawmakers whether federal funding for state-run voucher programs would be pulled from p...

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  • High rise blaze in London kills 6, injures 74
High rise blaze in London kills 6, injures 74

London police said six people were confirmed dead, but expected the toll to rise, while ambulance services said they had taken 50 people to five area hospitals. Around 250 firefighters are still on the scene tackling the burning block and a structural engineer is on the site to ensure the building is structurally sound.

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