• Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in multiple shooting
Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in multiple shooting

Officials said several other people were also wounded. The news of the shooting reverberated on Capitol Hill, where security was increased and regular proceedings were canceled or postponed. He is now in a stable condition in hospital. "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. Our thoughts and pr...

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  • Rep. Davis: 'This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack'
Rep. Davis: 'This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack'

For more details on the incident, see Page B1. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party ".

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  • Congressman, others recovering after being shot at suburban DC ball practice
Congressman, others recovering after being shot at suburban DC ball practice

The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second baseman". Rep. Brad Wenstrup, of OH, rushed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's side Wednesday morning, as a stream of blood trailed behind the Louisiana congressman.

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  • Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice
Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

Also wounded were a former congressional staff member who works as a lobbyist and a staffer for Rep. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party".

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  • US attorney general Jeff Sessions dodges questions on Trump, angering Democrats
US attorney general Jeff Sessions dodges questions on Trump, angering Democrats

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement. Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI.

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  • Theresa May's top advisers quit after United Kingdom election shock
Theresa May's top advisers quit after United Kingdom election shock

The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. Meanwhile, Fiona Hill said in a statement: "It's been a pleasure to serve in government , and a pleasure to work with such an excellent Prime Minister".

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  • How will this minority government actually work?
How will this minority government actually work?

She later announced that her top ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, would remain in their positions. "Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years", she said. According to Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper, senior members of May's o...

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  • Loudermilk was at GOP baseball shooting; is 'OK'
Loudermilk was at GOP baseball shooting; is 'OK'

DeSantis who represents the area around Daytona Beach plays third base for the congressional team and left practice early to head back to the Capitol with fellow Republican Jeff Duncan . But an odd thing occurred just as DeSantis was leaving the practice in a auto with fellow Rep. Jeff Duncan . Duncan is a member of the team and was at the prac...

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  • The Loyalty Of Jeff Sessions
The Loyalty Of Jeff Sessions

For much of the questioning Sessions is faux-cowed, hands folded and shoulders hunched. "You're impeding this investigation." Sen. But Sessions' testimony highlighted his decidedly dishonorable collusion with President Trump in the clumsy attempt to cover up the real reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey last month.

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  • President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports
President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports

However, top White House aides were able to talk him off the ledge, pointing out to POTUS that it would make things far worse for him. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe. Reporter Tony Mauro noted the addition of Dreeben may signal that "Mueller may be seeking advice on complex areas of c...

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  • Suspected Alexandria shooter from IL
Suspected Alexandria shooter from IL

Alexandria police said five victims have been transported to hospitals, including Scalise, who was shot in the hip. According to the AP, Alexandria police said that the suspect is in custody. The shooter has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois. Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader....

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  • Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice
Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Ruddy told ABC News that he stands by his comments that the president is considering asking Rosenstein to terminate Mueller . The Deputy Attorney General also said he would not follow any orders to fire special counsel Mueller unless there is a good reason and the orders are lawful.

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  • Macron says 'door always open' for UK to stay in EU
Macron says 'door always open' for UK to stay in EU

President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party is set to trounce France's traditional main parties in a parliamentary election and secure a huge majority to push through his pro-business reforms, projections after the first round showed on Sunday (11 June).

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  • Triple homicide discovered in North Royalton home
Triple homicide discovered in North Royalton home

It was not known how Taylor or her daughters died, investigators said. Det. Dave Loeding with the North Royalton Police Department said the deaths are being investigated as a homicide. Overnight, Brunswick police successfully took George Brinkman into custody after a standoff lasted several hours, multiple news outlets are reporting.

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  • London fire: Grenfell Tower residents told to stay put
London fire: Grenfell Tower residents told to stay put

The Grenfell Action Group, a community organization formed to oppose a nearby redevelopment project, has been warning about the risk of fire at Grenfell Tower since 2013. When no one came to help, she chose to escape on her own. "Her husband was talking with emergency services". "She's praying, and she's saying, "Forgive me everyone, goodbye...

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  • Egypt lawmakers approve deal giving islands to Saudi Arabia
Egypt lawmakers approve deal giving islands to Saudi Arabia

Israel first seized them in the 1967 war, and then returned them to Egypt . Egyptian authorities, however, were reluctant to grant those demands, with many politicians citing a 1906 agreement between Egypt and the Ottoman Empire as evidence of Cairo's right to the islands.

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  • Hodgkinson, identified as GOP baseball practice shooter?
Hodgkinson, identified as GOP baseball practice shooter?

The vast majority of the cases are traffic violations and almost all of the cases were later dismissed. According to online police records, he was charged in 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. He later died from his injures at a hospital following a shootout with authorities. Witnesses said Hodgkinson forced his way into ...

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  • Trump under investigation over Comey firing
Trump under investigation over Comey firing

Whether Trump can tolerate a free-ranging investigation, directed by Mueller , that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most sparks his rage, will be a critical test for a president who has continued on Twitter and elsewhere to flout the advice of his staff, friends and legal team.

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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders says Virginia shooter apparently volunteered on his campaign
Sen. Bernie Sanders says Virginia shooter apparently volunteered on his campaign

Hodgkinson - a 66-year-old former campaign volunteer who opened fire hours earlier on Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game. For his profile picture on Facebook, he chose an image of Sanders. When he went outside, he saw Hodgkinson shooting a rifle into or on a cornfield. A review of his online posts stretching back several years fou...

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  • Sessions grilled by senators in angry exchanges
Sessions grilled by senators in angry exchanges

But Sessions' testimony did little to clear up suspicion about potential collusion between U.S. president Donald Trump's campaign staff and Russian officials , because the attorney general often stopped short of saying definitively that something did or did not happen, and seemed imply he had a limited memory of events that occurred just a y...

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