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Cellphone video captures gunshots as Congress members were shot at in Alexandria

In a chilling detail that suggests the violent incident was politically motivated, congressman Ron DeSantis said the man approached him and his Republican colleague Jeff Duncan before the shooting and asked a chilling question. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", Michael told The New York Times . Hodgkinson had been licensed as a home inspector and real estate appraiser but did not renew his home inspector licence after it expired in ... Read More »

Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit plan

That is highly unlikely, although not impossible. The EU would see some political risk for Brexit should the Democratic Unionist party play an important role in any coalition or minority government. Or would the Tories be forced to consider a softer Brexit that involved, say, some single market membership in order to secure the support of other parties? She had even threatened to walk away from Europe without paying a hefty divorce bill or striking a new trade deal - the nightmare ... Read More »

Melania thanks first responders after United States baseball shooting

Bernie Sanders later said Hodgkinson had volunteered on his campaign, and Sanders condemned the shooting . The senator said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". The man thanked him. Sen. Paul says the gunman continued firing more than 50 times. The House canceled proceedings for the day. All votes in the House of Representatives were cancelled for Wednesday. Read More »

Donald Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

He is in stable condition. He said he grabbed Mr Scalise's phone to call his wife. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police , first responders, and all others affected". Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media. Scalise is married and has two children. He also "liked" a political cartoon that suggested Scalise should be fired. Read More »

Trump visits hospital treating 'critically injured' congressman

The President also Tweeted about his visit shortly after he left the medical facility. "Rep. Steve Scalise , one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. I expressed our profound gratitude to them. Texas Rep. Joe Barton , still in his baseball uniform, told reporters that Scalise's security detail, Capitol Hill police and then Alexandria police returned fire in a battle that lasted as long as 10 ... Read More »

WaPo Report: Special counsel now investigating possible obstruction of justice

The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI. That was something that Special Consul Mueller would have to examine, Comey had said. Ahead of the hearing there had been suggestions that Sessions might have had a third, unreported encounter with Kislyak in April 2016 at Washington's Mayflower Hotel, where candidate Trump was giving his first major foreign policy speech. Read More »

Dollar nurses losses as Trump investigation report, weak US data overshadow Fed

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 22 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,352, little changed from before the announcement. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months and said it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year, signaling its confidence in a growing US economy and strengthening job market. Read More »

Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice

Investigations are now under way into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed on May 17 and is tasked with investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and if associates of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials. Read More »

Attack on United States lawmakers: what we know

That was the opposite of the immediate sentiment unleashed on Capitol Hill. "No other members of leadership have detail or protection". The gunman was identified by a senior United States official as James Hodgkinson from the St. Cedric Richmond, D-La., whose election in 2010 upended the competitive balance of the annual event. He has held a town hall - with registered attendees and law enforcement present - while passing up a "fake town hall", where he was invited to a hostile situation ... Read More »

Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

Lyon is also accused of misconduct in office, for allegedly instructing an official to halt an analysis that would have helped to determine the cause of the outbreak. And 10 state officials - including two state-appointed emergency managers assigned to oversee Flint , a state epidemiologist and the former leader of the state municipal drinking water office - faced charges . Read More »

Without Scalise, Congressmen would have been defenseless

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Capitol Police will now conduct a full re-evaluation of how to protect members of Congress outside of the capitol complex after Wednesday's mass shooting in Virginia , according to members who spoke to WFAA. "They were single shots in rapid succession", Brooks said. But before the people's business could get underway, they were hit with tragic news of Congressman Scalise being shot . Read More »

Friend Says Shooting Suspect 'On The Really Progressive Side Of Things'

A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified as an IL man named James. Originally from Belleville, Illinois, James T. Hodgkinson had been living in the Alexandria area for the past two months, his wife told ABC News . Read More »

Alabama Congressman renders first aid in baseball practice shooting

Police Department in their response, which undoubtedly saved many innocent lives today", Palmer said in an email statement. Reports indicate one Congressional staffer was also wounded in the attack, but no fatalities have been reported. "I saw it was a rifle sticking through the chain-link fence, or right up next to the chain-link fence as the shooter was shooting away", Brooks said. Read More »

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

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On Facebook , Hodgkinson was a member of the groups "Terminate the Republican Party", "The Road To Hell Is Paved With Republicans", and " Donald Trump is not my President", according to The Daily Beast . Stephen Brennwald, an Alexandria resident and attorney, said he realized after seeing Hodgkinson's photo on the news that Hodgkinson was the same man who had been hanging out for at least the last several weeks in the lobby of the YMCA adjacent to field where Hodgkinson opened fire . Read More »

Londoners Help Fire Survivors With Food, Clothes

Some bodies have been removed from the smouldering remains of the building, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. The London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited the site with fire officials and assured Londoners that the cause of fire will be brought to light. Many were also anxious about the addition of the new cladding on the building's exterior, which, again, will likely be investigated for helping spread the fire. Read More »

Sessions: Russia link claims a detestable lie

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Comey expressed concern about proper communications protocol", said Sessions . The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation. Read More »

4 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation

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Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had a different reason for not answering certain questions: It's how such matters have been handled in the Justice Department for years. Sessions also said he does not remember any other meetings with Russian officials , except those two, during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions responded saying he was "not aware" of any such activities. Read More »

Congressman, officers shot at Virginia baseball park

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Two of the other people shot were at George Washington University Hospital in critical condition, according to a statement from the hospital. It did not identify the victim. Republican Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco urged the House to pull together . "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said. Read More »

May meets with Northern Irish Party

Talks with the DUP broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". "It's going to be hard, there's no doubt about that, but perhaps an opportunity to consult more widely with the other parties on how best we can achieve it", he said. Read More »

What We Know About The Suspect In GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

Sanders, meanwhile took to the Senate floor Wednesday to condemn the suspect in the shooter, whom the Vermont senator said "apparently volunteered" for his presidential campaign. The Belleville News-Democrat, the local paper in the community where Hodgkinson reportedly lived, showed a photo of him holding a "Tax the Rich" sign in a protest outside a local post office. Read More »

Watch Bette Midler Blow Through Play-Off Music in Touching Tony Awards Speech

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Spacey peppered his routines - aided by Whoopi Goldberg and Stephen Colbert , to name a few guests - with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, making a storyline out of the fact that he wasn't the first choice for hosting duties. Bette Midler hinted at that in her playoff-music-ignoring speech while accepting the award for best lead actress in a musical - even though she limited her allusion to the political climate to just 14 words. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice

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ORIGINAL STORYWASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Scalise was coherent the whole time, Flake said. "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", Trump said. Read More »

Kohli calls for full focus against 'dangerous Tigers'

They'll tell you they'll win. They are very keen to win lot of matches at this level and that is reflected in their attitude. All of that might be true, but Bangladesh fans will need to hold up their end of the argument - and that is where this article comes in. Read More »