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U.S. Gunman shoots U.S. congressman, police at baseball practice
Author: 0 Gunman shoots U.S. congressman, police at baseball practice

He underwent surgery but would need further operations, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said . In all , Barton and Williams were among 25 congressmen and 15 staff members at the ball field in the affluent Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria when the mass shooting started.

U.S. British PM May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire
Author: 0 British PM May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire

The university said it did not know if the panels on them were the same as those used on the London apartment block, and it said it was very confident its fire protection measures were solid. The tower is owned by the local government in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea . Anthony Blakemore, a Londoner who like Adele visited Grenfell Tower last night, said on Twitter that "the strength of the community spirit restored my faith in humanity".

U.S. Georgia Congressman Calls Shooting A 'Senseless Act Of Evil'
Author: 0 Georgia Congressman Calls Shooting A 'Senseless Act Of Evil'

Trump said the assailant in the congressional shooting died from his injuries. "It's just a really, really bad situation", the congressman said. Throughout Wednesday's events, Loudermilk said his focus was "keeping cool, calm and staying where I could try to help people to safety".

U.S. How anti-Trump gunman was killed in shootout
Author: 0 How anti-Trump gunman was killed in shootout

A Washington hospital says the congressman shot during a baseball practice is in critical condition following surgery. Scalise spokesman Chris Bond said he would be checking with the hospital throughout the day for updates on the condition of the congressman and the other wounded people.

U.S. Obamacare 'death spiral' is a half-told tale
Author: 0 Obamacare 'death spiral' is a half-told tale

CMS released a county-level map (see below) of 2018 projected Health Insurance Exchanges, which was based on known issuer participation and public announcements through June 9, 2017. Houston Democrat Gene Green accused the Trump administration of sabotaging the individual insurance markets to undermine Obamacare. Insurers have complained that the failure of the White House to send a clear signal on $7 billion in subsidies to the industry is driving up premiums and undermining confidence.

U.S. State House committee approves revisions to marijuana bill
Author: 0 State House committee approves revisions to marijuana bill

A key House committee that for months has been vetting the marijuana legalization ballot law will propose to more than double the tax rate on the sale of pot in MA from what was approved by voters in 2016, according to copy of the bill. They said that's not their intention. TV, radio, print and even billboard advertising would be banned unless at least 71 percent of the audience is over 21.

Author: 0 Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

The harrowing moment an IL man opened fire on June 14 at a Republican congressional baseball practice and shot five people , including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, was captured on video (below). Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., fell to the ground next to home plate before realizing that, if the gunman moved, he would be an easy target. "I think it appropriate", Rep.

Author: 0 Conservative lawmaker known for love of baseball

The day started out just like any other for majority whip Steve Scalise , but things rapidly went downhill. Mr Scalise dragged himself off the infield leaving a trail of blood as colleagues rushed to his assistance. Scalise, Hill staffers, Capitol Police officers, and everyone affected by this morning's shooting". "People were shaking", said Charles Halloran, who lives about a block form the park.

Author: 0 Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

In a televised statement, Mr Trump called for unity, and added that Mr Scalise was "badly injured" but in stable condition. The second injured congressman was not identified. Mika served as a White House aide under former President George W. Bush, where he coordinated volunteers, worked with press advance and security details and managed VIP visits.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate

While the Justice Department has said Sessions recused himself in March because of his involvement in President Trump's campaign, Comey testified that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of information that would have made it "problematic" for Sessions to be involved.

U.S. Russian Federation collusion claim 'detestable lie': US Attorney General
Author: 0 Russian Federation collusion claim 'detestable lie': US Attorney General

Instead, Sessions said his recusal, which came in early March, was because of "a Department of Justice regulation" that he felt required him to step away. "I only know what I've read in the paper", Sessions told Sen. He also reminded the committee that - despite the unrelenting lies by Democrats and the media - the attorney general NEVER recused himself from the Trump-Russia investigation because of some phantom ties he had to Russia, but rather because he was part of Mr.

Author: 0 Trump gives US military authority to set Afghan troop levels

Meanwhile, Mattis said on Tuesday he would brief the committee on their new war strategy by mid-July. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, discussing how the Pentagon's budget will be used to address a myriad of issues, from troop use in Afghanistan and Syria to media reports of cyber threats from Russian Federation.

U.S. Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice
Author: 0 Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice

The shooting began around 7 a.m. Authorities did not immediately reveal why Hodgkinson opened fire . "The only thing I was concerned about was that it was such a high-powered gun, and that somebody could possibly get hurt". "It took two, three, four, five shots for me to recognize the danger and the precarious position I was in because I was real close to it". There was a clip with at least eight shots.

U.S. Northern California Air Force base on security lockdown
Author: 0 Northern California Air Force base on security lockdown

Wednesday, asking people to shelter in place and to lock doors and windows. Because of reports of potential gunshots outside base exchange, the base immediately responded to it. A shelter in place warning was sent out by the base in a Twitter post. The witness said the incident was unfolding at the shopping center area of Travis Air Force Base .

U.S. Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time
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In addition, he received 2 years of probation and a $5,000 fine. Spanier was convicted in March on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge but acquitted of felony endangerment and conspiracy. Boccabella, who called Spanier's situation a "Shakespearean tragedy", sentenced the 69-year-old to 4 to 12 months in prison, followed by 2 years of probation.

U.S. Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice
Author: 0 Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

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. Among the most poignant of comments came from someone who knows what the lawmakers felt when they were under fire. The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted.

Author: 0 Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice

Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. "It's time to destroy Trump & co". At this point of the investigation there are no links to terrorism, officials said. "It is a very different climate than in 1985 when I was elected", he added. Slater, who runs the FBI's Washington field office, said he was "not aware" of whether that encounter was related to the shooting .

U.S. Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice
Author: 0 Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

Scalise, No. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. A congressional staffer was also injured. He said the congressman dragged himself 10 to 15 yards into the outfield to get further away from the gunman. Once they were able, Sen. A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital.

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot during baseball practice
Author: 0 House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot during baseball practice

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., two federal law enforcement sources confirm to NPR's Carrie Johnson. "Prior to entering surgery, the whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone". The FBI has taken over the investigation, local police say, because the attack involved violence against a federal officer. "It would have been a massacre without them".

U.S. California reps 'horrified' by baseball practice shooting
Author: 0 California reps 'horrified' by baseball practice shooting

Scalise was shot in the hip; his office says the lawmaker was in stable condition and undergoing surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The suspect, identified as James T. The man who allegedly opened fire at a GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday and was later fatally wounded was from downstate Belleville. FBI Agent Tim Slater would not characterize the attack, saying "We are exploring all angles".

Author: 0 Gillespie ekes out win in surprisingly close GOP Virginia primary

The biggest surprise of the night seemed to be Corey Stewart , a political unknown who is a vocal supporter of the president and, especially potent here in the South, of keeping Confederate monuments in place-an issue that led to a dramatic torchlight parade by white nationalist groups in Charlottesville earlier this spring.

Author: 0 Southern Baptists condemn alt-right

When the proposal was not presented Tuesday, McKissic made a direct, unsuccessful plea for reconsideration from the floor of the Phoenix meeting. The resolution decries every form of racism, including what the denomination called "alt-right white supremacy" as antithetical to the Gospel.

U.S. North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma
Author: 0 North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the release and said Washington remained in talks with the North Korean regime "regarding three other USA citizens reported detained". "This is the North Korean version of events". Rob Portman, who represents Warmbier's home state of Ohio. The United States does not have a diplomatic mission in North Korea.

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