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Scalise in critical condition

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The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the job of House whip several years ago. The man's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. The deciding factor will probably be Louisiana Democrat Cedric Richmond, who may be the best to have ever played in the game. Read More »

Congressional baseball game still set to go on

Their hateful rhetoric over the past year - their quest to remove President Trump from office - has now given birth to bloodshed. The MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Mr Scalise had suffered fractured bones, internal organ injuries and severe bleeding after he was shot in the left hip. Read More »

2 inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed

The green Honda Civic stolen by two inmates after two correctional officers were killed Tuesday morning was recovered on Wednesday, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed . "I can't tell you how they got through the gate", Sills said, who added the guards were shot on the bus. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of two of our officers, who are our family, and our priority is to locate these fugitives and bring them to justice for this heinous act against those working to protect ... Read More »

Trump slams reports about obstruction of justice investigation: "Phony story"

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At issue in Starr's opinion is the soft language Trump allegedly used to try to get fired FBI Director James Comey to back off an investigation of Trump's former national security advisor, Mike Flynn. President Donald Trump on Thursday seemed to acknowledge an obstruction-of-justice investigation into his firing of James Comey as FBI director, blasting it as a " phony story ". Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire During Baseball Practice For Republican Members Of Congress

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Five people were reportedly shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. When Rep. Mike Bishop of MI described the chaos and helplessness of the victims - "He was hunting us", he said, adding that "there was so much gunfire you couldn't get up and run" - grim memories of other hellish and similar scenes came to mind. Read More »

Death toll in London high-rise fire goes up to 17

British Prime Minister Theresa May (C) speaks with Dany Cotton (L), London Fire Brigade commissioner as she visits the remains of Grenfell Tower , a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire on June 14, 2017 . Following the fire, the building's safety precautions have been called into question, with some saying cladding - building material usually attached directly to the frame of a building to act as an outer wall to provide insulation and protection from the ... Read More »

Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice

Trump's brief speech at the White House was reminiscent of the more than a dozen times that his predecessor had to address the nation after a mass shooting . Alexandria police chief Michael Brown said his officers arrived within minutes and engaged Hodgkinson, together with Capitol Police officers. "Authorities have not confirmed whether that person was the shooter, but some on the right quickly blamed what they said was heated rhetoric from the left surrounding Republicans and ... Read More »

Theresa May calls for probe of fatal high-rise blaze

Specially trained dogs are being sent in to look for victims. Residents of the building were reportedly told to stay in their apartments to protect their safety - a policy that only makes sense if your apartment/building is equipped to handle a fire. Read More »

24-hour hotline launched to help immigrant community

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Another organizer, Celesté Martinez with Together Colorado, says the Colorado Rapid Response Network is modeled after existing networks run by the New Sanctuary Movement , based out of Philadelphia, and the PICO National Network , based out of Oakland, California. Read More »

Adele Comforted Survivors At A Vigil For London's Grenfell Tower Fire

After the visit, she said: "I know we've all heard absolutely heart-breaking, as I did this morning, heart-breaking stories of the people who were caught up in this bad, awful tragedy and I want to reassure the residents of Grenfell Tower , all of whom are in our thoughts and prayers at the moment". Read More »

Abuse of power, not obstruction, should keep Trump's legal team on edge

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read More »

Pence visits Scalise in hospital

The attack provoked a wave of emotion on Capitol Hill, where Republicans and Democrats expressed concern over a possible rise in verbal or physical violence amid a bitterly partisan political atmosphere in the aftermath of a vitriol-filled 2016 election. Read More »

Warmbier release followed rare trip by USA official to NKorea

In Wyoming, a northern Cincinnati suburb of about 8,000 people, Warmbier's return to the United States was marked by blue and white ribbons, representing the colors of the local high school, tied around trees and telephone polls. Daniel Kanter , professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program. The father of Otto Warmbier, the USA student released from North Korean detention this week, lashed out on Thursday at the reclusive regime, saying he did not believe its ... Read More »

United States lawmaker shot dead by angry gunman

Scott Applewhite). Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson , who opened fire on a group of Congressman at a baseball field on Wednesday, injuring House Whip Steve Scalise and three others, expressed anti-Republican sentiments on his Facebook post. Read More »

Probes launched as search continues for London fire victims

The disaster has prompted an outpouring of generosity, with shocked Londoners donating so many clothes, shoes and bedsheets that volunteers were soon overwhelmed. By contrast, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was seen greeting residents and survivors, promising to "raise questions" in Parliament. "The ward where this fire took place is, I think, the poorest ward in the whole country and properties must be found - requisitioned if necessary - to make sure those residents do get re-housed locally". Read More »

Britain's May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29

However, the United Kingdom government has since softened its approach. While no one is predicting a return to the kind of violence that killed 3,600 people in the three decades before a 1998 peace deal, the crisis exacerbates sectarian tensions and freezes local government as Brexit talks enter a crucial stage. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction

Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president. Why speculate about such a matter? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been a vocal Trump defender on TV and social media as various scandals have enveloped the White House, and following Comey's hearing he declared that Trump had been "completely exonerated". Read More »

Donald Trump's Russian Federation troubles just got much more serious

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It is unclear whether Ledgett had direct contact with Trump or other top officials about the Russian Federation probe, but he wrote an internal NSA memo documenting the president's phone call with Rogers, according to officials. Brooks told CNN in an interview immediately after the attack that, '. a Capitol security guy who had already been shot, who had helped take down the shooter, came limping over to us in the outfield, totally ignoring his own wounds to check on the person he was ... Read More »

Congressman: I'll carry a gun now after Scalise shooting

Alexandria police chief Michael Brown said his officers arrived within minutes and engaged Hodgkinson, together with Capitol Police officers. The FBI said it had recovered and was processing a cellphone, a computer and a camera. "If you put two people in front of me and said pick the person you think did what happened today, he would not have been on my radar", the former mayor said. Read More »

Fire engulfs London high-rise, at least 12 people dead

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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. Others said they had warned repeatedly about fire safety in the block. "It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this bad event", she said. Read More »

Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'

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Scalise , who underwent a third surgery Thursday, is listed in critical condition after being shot through the hip. Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks told CNN he realized Rep. Griner, 32, is a graduate of Hood College, who supplied a photo of her during her days as a basketball player to ABC. "If we don't play this baseball game, and we go home, then they win", Williams said. Read More »

First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party resumed talks on a deal to prop up her minority government yesterday as she faced a battle over her Brexit strategy just days before European Union divorce talks are due to begin. Many in the party were furious at the pair for shutting them out of decision-making during the election campaign. In a surprise move, Michael Gove was appointed environment and agriculture minister less than a year after the prime minister sacked him as ... Read More »