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Congressman among 4 shot in Virginia


US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that Mr Scalise was "badly injured but will fully recover". In a photo from Tuesday, June 13, 2017, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., joined by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan , R-Wis., far right, and Rep. Read More »

'Get Down!' Terrifying Video Shows Gun Battle at GOP Baseball Practice


The video below contains strong language, gunshots, and images of injured victims. "So we knew they were here and we knew who they were", Nathan said. Wednesday morning. House Majority Whipe Steve Scalise and three others were injured in the shootout, reports NBC News. The video, which was first posted to Facebook , shows Nathan drop to the ground as gunfire can be clearly heard nearby. Read More »

Virginia shooter was Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer

Hodgkinson , 66, of Bellevillle, Illinois in a golf league nearly 30 years in neighboring Edwardsville. Sanders said his prayers were with Scalise and congressional staff. The senator said he was " sickened by this despicable act " and that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society". In recent months, Hodgkinson had reportedly been living in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Trump denounces reports of widening Russia probe

The Post reported that five sources had said the possible obstruction-of-justice investigation of the NY tycoon began days shortly after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey last month. The Post suggests Mr Comey's "carefully worded comments" could mean the investigation into Mr Trump began soon after Mr Comey was sacked. 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 ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders condemns shooting allegedly carried out by 2016 campaign volunteer

Hodgkinson was a vocal Sanders supporter and worked on the Vermont senator's presidential campaign during the Iowa Democratic primary. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed the House after the Virginia shooting. "What we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly". Read More »

Illinois Native Who Shot Top GOP Congressman Had History of Arrests


GJELTEN: And we should keep in mind that he died in an exchange of gunfire with police, which would've suggested he was essentially suicidal when it came to the end. Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present, then dragged himself into the outfield to get away from the gunman. Read More »

Tillerson says Russian Federation relations deteriorating

USA lawmakers were expected to question Tillerson about conflicting messages from the administration about foreign affairs and links between the administration and Russian Federation, including his own ties. In all, the Trump proposal cuts about 32 percent from USA diplomacy and aid budgets, or almost $19 billion. "And they also should be removed from the major non-NATO ally status that they have", Poe said. Read More »

White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

A true claim of a Comey "conflict of interest" would require proof that Mueller and Comey had a longstanding personal friendship that would clearly impede the impartiality of the special counsel. "I think we should let Bob Mueller do his work and get to the bottom of it, and get to the bottom of it quickly so that he can be vindicated, get to these things". Read More »

Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety from tower' in London fire

London's fire commissioner says it will be a miracle if any survivors are found following a devastating high-rise fire that killed at least 12 people. "Sadly we do anticipate the death toll will rise - we haven't done our searches of the top floors yet", she told reporters at the scene. She said "in quite a short period of time" investigators will try to pinpoint the cause of the fire. Read More »

Team remained in good spirits after India loss: Sarfraz

Kolkata: When Indian and Bangladeshi players walk out into the park on Thursday to clash for a berth in the final of the Champions Trophy , their national anthems by a common poet, to be played one after the other, will be a unifying factor. Read More »

Presidential spokesman says Israel destroys any chance of peace


In 1967, Israel completed its conquest of Palestine, a goal of the Zionist movement which created Israel since the 1880s, and gained strategic territory in Egypt and Syria. Israel claims the stipends encourage terrorism, while Palestinians portray them as welfare payments. The negotiations have stumbled and stopped. Israeli policies to destroy the two-state solution will not be met with the disappearance of our rights, rather they will be met with more resilience from our people who will ... Read More »

Congressman Hit In Shooting At Baseball Field In Virginia

Homeowners stroll the sidewalks, walking their dogs. "I look at that and say, the reason an armed gunman was taken was because of people doing good with a weapon", Vos said . "And then, of course, it started". At least 70 shots could be heard in a video. LaVor got in the dugout. Telling the story later, his trousers were still scuffed and muddy and his elbows were scratched and bandaged. Read More »

12-Month Deadline to Reach 30% Black Mine Ownership


The charter raised the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies to 30 per cent from 26 per cent but has not decided if firms must retain that structure permanently, Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said . During question time Zwane was asked about the ambitious new targets for black representation at board and management level of mining companies and whether there is indeed a pool of people in the industry who could be appointed to such positions. Read More »

North Korea: Otto Warmbier freed on humanitarian grounds


North Korea said on Thursday it had released American citizen Otto Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds" after he had been held prisoner for 17 months. The Department of State has said that Rodman played no part in the student's release. Reuters news agency cited an unnamed U.S. officials as saying his release came after Joseph Yun, the State Department's special envoy on North Korea, travelled to Pyongyang and demanded his release. Read More »

Gunman Accused Of Shooting Top GOP Congressman Had History Of Arrests

Like Bernie said, we have got to stop the violence. 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. A gunman with an automatic rifle opened fire there. Calls to the Belleville Police Department were not immediately returned. Two Capitol Police officers and at least two others present were wounded. Read More »

Donald Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice

It quoted five people briefed on the requests and said those who have agreed to be interviewed are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency , and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett . Read More »

Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety' in London fire

Drones supplied by Kent fire brigade were used to fly up and down the building to help fire fighters and forensics teams as they picked through rubble, ash, timber and concrete in a detailed search. "It's really important that their questions are answered". Reuters was not able to determine how widely or how closely these guidelines were followed in similar renovations, and it was not clear what impact the guidelines would have had in the case of Grenfell Tower . Read More »

Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

Mueller would speed resolution of the Russian Federation scandal", resulting in his exoneration.) "The pushback also represented growing willingness among staff members to try to keep Mr. However, that changed shortly after Comey's firing, the sources said. Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. Read More »

Sailor missing from U.S. warship in Japanese waters found

The service said he would be transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan for medical care. Mims, a gas turbine technician 3rd class, was found hiding in one of the engine rooms and will be transported from the ship for evaluation, according to NavyTimes. Read More »

Trump tweets about obstruction of justice reports, claims 'zero evidence' of collusion

Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted that a new report suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may investigate him for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey is a "phony story". According to the Post report, senior U.S. intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel. But the position changed after Mr Comey was sacked on May 9. Read More »

Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan


India captain Virat Kohli is adamant the title-holders will not be taking Bangladesh for granted in a Champions Trophy semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. India and Bangladesh will face each other in the other semi-final. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said that win provided the turning point in Bangladesh's transformation as a top-notch squad. Read More »

North Korea says American student was released on 'humanitarian grounds'

Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) was taken immediately to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after his arrival Tuesday night in Ohio. North Korea has confirmed that it released United States student Otto Warmbier on humanitarian grounds. Parents to hold news conference: Fred and Cindy Warmbier will discuss their son's return from North Korea at a news conference scheduled Thursday morning at Wyoming High School. Read More »