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What we know about UT grad shot at congressional baseball practice

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Scalise's office said Scalise was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery. Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. "The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover", Republican Rep. Read More »

NeNe Leakes confirms return to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

She included a photo of herself wearing a crown and holding a glass of bubbly, a peach perched atop the flute. "All hail the Queen for season 10 of #RHOA", NeNe announced on Instagram. She also has a long-running spin-off show on Bravo " Don't Be Tardy ". NeNe will only be a part-time cast member. Leakes has appeared in The New Normal, The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With the Stars season 8, where she was eliminated 5th after competing with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Read More »

Southern Baptist Convention in uproar over 'alt-right'

The resolution decries every form of racism, including what the denomination called "alt-right white supremacy" as antithetical to the Gospel. Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention were divided over a resolution affirming the denomination's opposition to the "alt-right" during their annual meeting this week in Arizona. Read More »

5 shot, including Rep. Steve Scalise at baseball field in Alexandria

Mika was also a White House aide under former President George Bush, where he coordinated volunteers, worked with press advance and security details and managed VIP visits. Members of Congress were practicing for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park. His demeanor was "calm", witness Falisa Peoples said. Read More »

UPS says San Francisco shooter was an employee

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Two other people were shot and survived, he said. Cops told residents in the area to shelter as the shooting unfolded. Neither the SFPD nor UPS has confirmed the identity of the shooter, nor have any of the victims' names been released. Read More »

Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

According to authorities, the suspect in the shooting was 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign. The attacker was shot and later died. "Holding hands and praying together, I haven't seen a moment like that since I've been here", she said. The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican lawmakers and others were ... Read More »

Severe storms for parts of Oklahoma Tuesday

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The entire Chicago area is under a "slight" risk for severe weather, according to the National Weather Service . The threats we are more concerned with being an issue for our area are damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour, hail up to a quarter in size, and heavy rain. Read More »

Turkey says Gulf Arab rift damages Muslim world

Security Council. Before the diplomatic and commercial embargo, Qatar imported 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours. "This decision was made in conformity with Islamic precepts that call for solidarity and mutual aid between Muslim people, notably during this holy month of Ramadan", the Moroccan foreign ministry statement said on Monday. Read More »

Senate reaches cross-party deal on new Russian Federation sanctions

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The proposed bill also grants new assistance to help shore up democratic institutions across the West, which have been targeted by a series of cyberattacks, propaganda and misinformation campaigns. The US leader will also be entitled to blacklist foreigners who invest heavily in Russian oil extraction projects, if this does not contradict national interests of the United States . Read More »

Stewart vows to "fight" after close Republican primary

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The chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors consistently trailed in public polls of the race for the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, and former lobbyist Ed Gillespie managed to out-raise him by roughly $4 million. Read More »

SC Rep. Jeff Duncan Safe after Baseball Game Shooting

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The congressman and his colleague then went to a gym, looked on TV, and saw there was a shooting at the field they were at moments ago. "I can only hope that this is not indicative of even the most strident partisans", said DeSantis. He was shot in the hip and is in surgery at a local hospital. DeSantis also said he believed their could have been more injuries or possibly deaths if Scalise had not been present, because as a member of congressional leadership he had his Capitol Police ... Read More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice

The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he , too, was shot and later died . "[Scalise] crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood", Brooks said , via the AP. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who spoke to reporters Wednesday morning. The shocking event left the Capitol horrified and stunned. The House cancelled proceedings for the day. Read More »

Dollar static around ¥110 in Tokyo ahead of USA policy decision

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There are two key items which could affect the USA dollar. The dollar index has seen a 0.4% fall over the past three sessions. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 9 points, or 0.16 percent, on volume of 9,023 contracts. "Based on their statements, nothing I feel is going to deter their balance sheet reduction plan". That rate is closely tied to interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans. Read More »

Trump to Tangier Island mayor: Don't worry about rising seas

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WAVY's Tom Schaad met with Mayor Eskridge and residents of Tangier Island previous year, and they're hoping to save a vanishing piece of American culture with a unique dialect that many believe goes back to 17th century England. He explained that the administration reached out to the Tangier Oyster Co. first, looking for a way to contact him. "He said we shouldn't worry about rising sea levels", Eskridge said. Read More »

New dad Johnson readies for US Open

Na gained traction with an Instagram video Sunday that shed light on the thickness of the rough that is often only steps away from the fairway edges this week at the U.S. But I don't think - if it has to be another one this week, so be it. They're going to make putts, and then you've got a par 72. "I think what they've done with the golf course, the piece of property that they have had, and they've kind of fit everything naturally to the grounds, itself, is quite attractive". Read More »

Trump pushes back on claims that travel ban soon to expire

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Trump has previously said he would be willing to take the matter to the US Supreme Court in order to get the travel ban passed, a measure his administration argues is necessary of national security. Some people criticized the Court of Appeal for making the decision basing on the politically influenced version instead of revisiting the original travel ban edition. Read More »

Palestinians, Israelis contest Tillerson on "martyrs' fund"

This was stated by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while speaking at a hearing at Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mr. Tillerson previously has said the USA would maintain sanctions against Russian Federation until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, and Washington and European allies have always been united in demanding so. Read More »

Hodgkinson, identified as GOP baseball practice shooter?

Once he heard the gunman was "down", Flake said he ran out to Scalise to apply pressure to his wound. "I am especially grateful this morning for the swift action of the Capitol police, who unhesitatingly disregarded danger to themselves in protecting others". Read More »

Politicians react to shooting of Majority Whip Scalise at Virginia Park

A law enforcement official said the shooting is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism. Police say the suspect is among those shot and is now in custody, according to NBC 4 . They said he was in good spirits and had spoken to his wife on the phone. "We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the United States Capitol Police who put their lives on the line this morning and each and every day to keep members, staff, and visitors safe". Read More »

How the harrowing shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice unfolded

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Scalise (R-Jefferson) was shot in the hip and is out of surgery after suffering non-life-threatening injuries. "Praying for @SteveScalise and the other victims this morning". U.S. Rep . Steve Scalise was among those shot, according to multiple media reports . Brooks said the return fire distracted the gunman until he was downed by the officers. Read More »