Author: 0 President Trump makes surprise visit to Scalise in hospital

He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is now undergoing surgery. After visiting Scalise, Mr. Trump tweeted the congressman is in "really tough shape", but is a "real fighter". All Wednesday House votes were canceled, but the annual congressional baseball game will go on as planned at Nationals Park. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, sought safety.

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She said Mr Trump was not able to watch much of Mr Sessions' testimony , but he thought Mr Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Sessions testified Tuesday that he recused himself from the current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign.

National Gunman who shot Republican congressman Steve Scalise has died
Author: 0 Gunman who shot Republican congressman Steve Scalise has died

Hodgkinson, who reportedly opened fire with an automatic weapon, was shot in return fire by Capitol Police officers who were at the practice for Thursday's game against the Democrats. According to a story from The Washington Post , Charles Orear, 50, met and became friendly with Hodgkinson while campaigning for Sanders in Iowa. Lawmakers called for a new dialogue on lowering the partisan temperature, and Trump urged Americans to come together as he assumed the role of national unifier for one ...

Author: 0 Congressman Steve Scalise One Of 4 Shot in Alexandria, VA

Hodgkinson was clearly passionate about progressive politics. Acquaintances described him as stubborn and opinionated, but they were also shocked to hear Wednesday's news. Had they not been there, Davis said, "it would have been a massacre". The Associated Press reports that Scalise is in critical condition. "If you don't like the policies of someone who's elected, change them at the ballot box".

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He said people must first minister to the Lord through prayer, the Lord must minister to people with his Holy Spirit, and people must then minister to other people by preaching about the Gospel. Duke told Religion News Service that the committee's decision to not to bring the resolution forward for a vote on Tuesday was "not an endorsement of the alt-right".

National Man at center of Flint death case lived there all his life
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January 15, 2016: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette begins an "independent review" into the Flint crisis. Snyder spokesman Ari Adler said he had received no subpoena by Wednesday afternoon, but "wants to testify under oath just as every other witness has".

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Medics treated the driver of the livery cab and his passenger at the scene of the crash. " In the moment it touched the cab by the front, it totally changed direction and ran onto the sidewalk ". "Two guys were also pushed by the vehicle but weren't badly hurt". The woman hit, who has not been identified, was taken by paramedics to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.

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Author: 0 GOP baseball team coach: 'We need to play this game'

He's since been released from the hospital. Barth, who was also injured in the attack, echoed Williams' description of the attack, saying he was out shagging fly balls when he heard the loud pops, then saw Hodgkinson with a long gun. "And dad has landed and is on his way to be with Zack as well....we're so thankful that he's ok", said Stone. "I was bleeding pretty badly but I was really just trying to keep my head down, keep everybody's heads down, and prevent anything from happening".

National Police searching for men after woman abducted, taken across state line
Author: 0 Police searching for men after woman abducted, taken across state line

Police said they are investigating a report that two men kidnapped a woman early Thursday and took her to MA. Investigators said they believe the woman knew one of the men. The man thrown from the auto was arrested on a warrant, while the woman was treated for minor injuries. The chase ended up in Springfield, where the driver allegedly threw a man and woman out of the auto on the Memorial Bridge, along with a gun.

National Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal
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Democrats in the Senate say the Republican budget proposal puts the cost of running state government on Ohioans who are the least able to afford it. Senator Kenny Yuko uses the analogy of a burning house to outline the difference in the plan from his caucus and the one unveiled by Republicans earlier this week.

National Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russian Federation probe
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The Attorney-General accused James Comey and others of innuendo to damage his reputation. The White House declined to comment, referring questions to Kasowitz. That's critical given that Comey's sworn testimony regarding the pressure put on him by Trump to leave off an investigation into deposed national security adviser Michael Flynn runs directly counter to Trump's assertions about their conversations.

Author: 0 Gillespie edges out Trump-aligned candidate in Virginia gov. primary

Updated | The Virginia gubernatorial race is proving to be a fascinating proxy for national trends as an ally of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren was defeated on Tuesday, and a Trump-style nationalist came close to defeating the mainstream, better financed Republican front runner.

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Shouting and protests couldn't keep Japan's controversial anti-terror law from passing on Thursday. The Japanese Upper House of Parliament approved an amendment to the organised crime law which will penalise for the first time criminal conspiracy, which is defined as an organisation or group of persons planning to commit a crime (out of a total of 277 typified), or to prepare for it, reports Efe news.

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The move, which marks an expansion of Mueller's ongoing probe into whether Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential race, comes just two days after one of Trump's friends suggested the President was considering dismissing Mueller.

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The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI , the sources told The Washington Post . Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".

Author: 0 The Special Counsel Turns to Trump, Investigates him for Russia Collusion

Those officials are Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director, according to reports . Mr Comey said he was "sure" Mr Mueller was looking at whether Mr Trump had obstructed justice. In response , he said it was his understanding that Kislyak was at the event, but that he could "not remember" talking to him, while admitting that it was "possible", reports The Week.

National Congressman shot, others injured at baseball practice
Author: 0 Congressman shot, others injured at baseball practice

Medics rushed into the field after Scalise and others including a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and two members of the Capitol police force were injured. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip. The immediate motive for the shooting has not been fully fleshed out, but Hodgkinson had reportedly expressed strident anti-Republican views on social media and directed particular ire at Trump after he became president.

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Singer Adele was among people who gathered on Wednesday night close to a London tower block that was destroyed in a catastrophic fire, according to posts on social media . Fire experts say the investigators will need to look at what materials were used and who approved their use. A Wandsworth Council spokesman said: 'I understand that people living in tower blocks will be deeply troubled by this fire and I have asked our housing and regeneration department to write to those ...

National Trump visits wounded Republican congressman in hospital
Author: 0 Trump visits wounded Republican congressman in hospital

Their surprise visit at a city hospital came late last night after a rifle-wielding man sprayed bullets during a the practice session in Alexandria , Virginia yesterday. Brad Wenstrup, an Army reservist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq and was on the field Wednesday when the shooting began. Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him.

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Author: 0 West Virginia House passes budget without tax changes

Speaker, I say not only 'No, ' but, 'Hell, no, ' and urge you to vote with me". But it was a victory for Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Senate, who had pushed for a similar version of the budget to what won House passage. If the Legislature can't come to a compromise and pass a budget by the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1, no one is sure what will happen.

Author: 0 Trump blames reported obstruction of justice investigation on 'phony story'

Meanwhile, Trump took to Twitter yesterday to blast media reports. Testifying last week before the same panel, Mr Comey recalled that Mr Trump had asked him to "let go" of a probe into one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn - exposing the President to accusations of obstruction of justice , a potentially impeachable offence.

Author: 0 Florida Lawmakers Offer Prayers, Call For Unity In Wake Of Shooting

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". But after Wednesday's shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and several others, they did not immediately land on a new strategy to challenge Trump and the Republican-led Congress.

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Author: 0 Panama City locals remember the 49 Pulse nightclub victims

Ms. McBride noted that the Pulse attack occurred during the nightclub's "Latin Night" events. Club owner Barbara Poma said attendees had "gathered in the name of love", while Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told victims' loved ones they would "once again once again be able to smile, and dance, and laugh".

National London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors
Author: 0 London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors

It was just like the images of 9/11. Nassima Boutrig, who lives across from the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Gurdwaras, mosques and churches opened their doors to the people rendered homeless, which included hundreds from nearby housing blocks that were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

National Seeking Normalcy, Congress Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting
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He said Scalise was conscious, answering questions, and asked for water. Griner was shot in the ankle, and is in good condition in the hospital, according to the U.S. Vice President (Mike) Pence has spoken to him. "It's a good way raise money for charity and for members to get to know each other", said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., whose election in 2010 upended the competitive balance of the annual event.

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The bill also requires recess in elementary schools after parents complained that their kids were not doing as well in class as they could because there is no break time to burn off extra energy so they can concentrate better. Local school districts would have to share tax dollars intended for capital projects with charter schools. Supporters have said the bill will help improve the state's education system, while critics have lambasted it as a step towards privatizing public schools.

Author: 0 Obama calls Republican lawmaker after shooting at baseball field

House Majority Leader Paul Ryan, R-Wis., encouraged members to pursue unity and thanked his Democrat colleagues for their support. "You know, every day we come here to test and challenge each other", Ryan said . "Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values", he said, rightly.

Author: 0 Congressman shot, injured by gunman; police kill attacker

Police said five people were taken to hospitals for treatment. "The gunman was over by the third base dugout with a clear view of the field", Sen. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition and needs further surgery after he was shot Wednesday during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria , Va., according to the hospital where he is being treated.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Tweets WashPost's Obstruction Of Justice Report Is 'Witch Hunt'

Rosenstein's memo to Sessions about Comey was originally used to justify Comey's firing - although Trump undercut that a few days later, when he told NBC News that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe. "I'm not able to comment on conversations with high officials within the White House", Sessions said. Two months later, however, Sessions played a role in the May 9 firing of Comey, following a White House meeting he attended with Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod ...

National Missouri governor signs electric rate break for metal makers
Author: 0 Missouri governor signs electric rate break for metal makers

The bill needs another vote of approval to move to the House. The legislation also would give the state's attorney general new authority to prosecute violations of abortion laws, but only if local prosecutors don't act first. Greitens says he wants legislators to undo a St. Louis ordinance that bans discrimination in housing and employment based on abortion and pregnancies.

National Kentucky National Guardsmen charged in sexual assault case
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State police say the four men were in Calloway County to prepare for a weekend deployment. No information was immediately known about the victim, who was not identified by age or gender. "The people in our organization are our greatest resource and we will do our best to support the victim and cooperate fully with Kentucky State Police in their investigation".

Author: 0 Special counsel probing Trump for possible obstruction

Robert Mueller is overseeing an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election but has now widened the probe to include the president, it is claimed. Mueller met with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict. The investigation of the President began days after firing of Comey on May 9 as told by the source with the knowledge of the development.

Author: 0 US Republican Steve Scalise shot in baseball ambush

He released a statement saying, "my prayers are with my good friends and D.C. roommate Steve Scalise ". White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the Trumps met with Scalise's wife Jennifer at the congressman's bedside, and with his doctors.

Author: 0 SC congressman believes he saw, spoke to Alexandria shooter

Ohio Rep Brad Wenstrup, on his way to do a TV interview with CNN, gave a bear hug to Georgia Rep. Doug Collins in the hallway. Two Republicans evidently ran into the gunman as they left the practice early. "As I was getting into the auto with Duncan, a guy came up to us and asked if it was Republicans or Democrats out there", Desantis told Fox News .

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Trump said in remarks to the nation. While police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine whether it was a deliberate political attack, the shooting intensified concerns about the sharp divide and bitter rhetoric in U.S.

Author: 0 House Majority White shot at congressional baseball practice

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. (AP Photo/J. A second Capitol police officer suffered non-gunshot injuries, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex across the Potomac River in Alexandria, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m.

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Amanda almost caused Mickelson to withdraw from the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Mickelson had been granted a tee time by US Open organisers on the off-chance that any delay in play may allow him time to fly from California to Erin Hills , Wisconsin for the start of the first round.

Author: 0 Trump Visits Scalise In Hospital After GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

President Donald Trump is making an evening visit to the hospital where the USA congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice is receiving treatment. Shortly after the shooting, Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign previous year.

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Because of his high-ranking position, he is mandated to have an armed security detail, and it was one of his Capitol Police bodyguards, also wounded in the encounter, who shot gunman James Hodgkinson of IL, who later died in hospital.

Author: 0 Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

He specifically targeted the Republican team as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game. According to witnesses, Scalise, who as majority whip is the third-ranking member among House Republicans , was playing second base when he was struck in the hip area.

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway's husband tears into Trump

Trump's tweets have put the U.S. justice department and his aides in a seemingly impossible position: Trying to characterise the executive order as something other than a "travel ban" while the United States president loudly proclaims otherwise to his millions of Twitter followers.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', ready to respond under oath

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House , Friday, June 9, 2017 , in Washington . On Friday, however, the President flatly denied making those remarks to Comey or pressuring him to drop the investigation into Flynn, implicitly or otherwise.

National Rifle-wielding attacker wounds US Republican leader, killed by police
Author: 0 Rifle-wielding attacker wounds US Republican leader, killed by police

A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on USA lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and injuring four others before he was killed by police. In the chaos, Brooks heard a yell from Scalise standing at second base. "I've seen him a couple of times like in the Superdome and I often wondered, 'Well, why in the hell did he have all those security people with him?" He was lying motionless and was ...

National Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate
Author: 0 Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

Trump underscored his friendship with wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), heaped praise on the Capitol Police, including their injured, and other emergency responders. Wednesday, several members of Congress might be dead. He hit Steve Scalise . Texas Rep. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was also shot and was receiving medical attention.

National Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter
Author: 0 Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

The Republican baseball team practices every morning at 6:30 Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., according to Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP baseball team. The confrontation spilled outside as the daughter and a friend tried to flee in a vehicle. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said.

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But there were also many people who said gun control laws would not have prevented the shooting-with some arguing concealed carry permits should be broadened. These kinds of tragedies happen every single day", said McBath. The lawmakers did not indicate gun control was discussed. In America we even refuse to restrict those who are the terrorist watch lists from buying guns in a country while our President warns of the dangers of terror on a daily basis.