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4 fired over death of boy at Arkansas day care center


Christopher Gardner, Jr was picked up by the day care van at 6.40am on Monday but was never taken inside Ascent Children's Health Services on West Tyler Cove, which serves children with developmental disabilities. Officials with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, which regulates day care centers in the state, are investigating, police said. Ascent has operations across Arkansas, including centers in North Little Rock, Jonesboro and Arkadelphia. Read More »

James Hodgkinson, Gunman Who Shot Top GOP Congressman, Had History of Arrests


I don't know he got onto my site", said Lyons, who identifies as a member of the Bernie Sanders Grassroots Family Network. The attacker later died of his injuries, President Donald Trump told the nation from the White House. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", Michael told The New York Times . In 2006 he was handcuffed and charged after an incident in which he punched one of his daughter's friends and threatened another with a ... Read More »

More Details Released About Shooter Who "Hunted" Republicans

Bernie Sanders , I-VT, today sent out a fundraising email to supporters in which he includes his analysis of the Arizona shootings that ties the tragedy to "right-wing reactionaries."... Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination. Read More »

KSHSAA is changing high school football classifications

Football member schools in classes 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A will be reclassified. Classes 6A and 5A will stay at 32 teams. Only the bottom three classes will play districts in football. Schools in 6A and 5A did not vote on the measure because there were not changes purposed. Class 1A will be approximately 117 schools and no be split into Division I and II. Read More »

Top House Republican Seriously Wounded in Shooting at Baseball Practice


Scalise, No. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip. Scalise was reported to have undergone surgery and was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. The game will be played at Nationals Park in the evening, with over 50 members of congress participating. Identifying the officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered their thanks to the pair and the entire Capitol Police. Read More »

Trump Spokesperson Calls Obstruction Of Justice Investigation "Outrageous"

Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing. "Mr. Comey, perhaps he didn't know, but I basically recused myself the first day I got into the office, because I never accessed files". Trump would need Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, to carry out such a termination. Read More »

Missouri governor leads anti-abortion rally


Lawmakers in Missouri, a state that already has some of the nation's toughest abortion laws, are weighing the legislation after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens called a special legislative session to tackle policies on the procedure. The senators say among other issues, they want a legislative investigation of campaign use of a donor list from a charity that Greitens' helped found and that wasn't originally listed in campaign finance reports. Read More »

Sen. Kamala Harris Again Interrupted by Male Colleagues

She then accused the AG of suffering from "selective amnesia". Harris was the only senator to be reprimanded during Tuesday's hearing, even though several of her male colleagues also interrupted Sessions while he was answering questions, according to NBC News . Read More »

Suspect in Congressional shooting identified, has died from injuries

Federal agents in IL are searching his Belleville home for evidence. While authorities worked to try to figure out why James Hodgkinson opened fire , some of his background came into focus. Intellectuals are praising the immediate response from police for preventing a "massacre". Among those wounded in the attack was Republican House Majority Whip Rep. Read More »

Congressman who rose to powerful job still rooted back home


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. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Congress members helped apply a tourniquet to the injured leg of Zachary Barth, legislative correspondent for Rep. Read More »

Sanders 'Sickened' That Alexandria Shooter Was Volunteer on His Presidential Campaign


Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) condemned the shooting of a Republican representative and several others by a man who volunteered for his presidential campaign. He thanked Capitol Police officers who were responsible for taking down the shooter. "The goal is not to destroy parties but to transcend them; to welcome their contributions but end their dominance; and to take back from these private clubs control of our own elections and our own Congress". Read More »

Suspect had been living in Alexandria area since March


Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to a "shots fired" call and found Hodgkinson shooting a hunting rifle. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a former congressional staff member, also was listed in critical condition following surgery. Read More »

GOP Baseball Shooter Was Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign Volunteer

Instead, the junior senator from Arizona lauded the two Capitol Police officers who shot the rifle-toting gunman - who later died - to end his rampage that left two of the wounded in critical condition. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Mr Ryan said , to prolonged applause. "It was, you know, a tough thing being in the dugout, seeing him out there and not being able to get him". Read More »

Gov't report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

The letter points out that repeal and reduction in Medicaid would leave 23 million people without health insurance, including 14 million who would lose coverage immediately. Trans people, people living with HIV and millions of our friends and allies are in danger from the American Health Care Act . Texas was one of a handful of states that did not take federal money to expand. Read More »

Scalise After Shooting: 'His Condition Is Critical'

Scalise's position as whip in the Republican-controlled House makes him one of the most senior figures in Congress. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center. The message was accompanied by a cartoon depiction of Scalise. In a March 22 Facebook post, Hodgkinson described Trump as a "traitor". "Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy, " he wrote . Read More »

US Congressman Steve Scalise shot at baseball practice in Virginia


The San Diego congressional delegation - none of whom were at the shooting scene - took to Twitter shortly after the shooting. Mr Trump described Mr Scalise as a "very good friend", a "patriot" and a "fighter". But Slater said authorities were still working to determine a motive and had no indication Hodgkinson knew about the baseball practice ahead of time. Read More »

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner


Euille said he traded texts with the Y's manager, who said Hodgkinson had been at the gym and left around 7 a.m.Wednesday - before walking over to the nearby baseball field where he opened fire at lawmakers who were practicing for the upcoming Congressional game. Read More »

Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

His chief opponent, Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart , had his conservative stances and his ties to Mr. Trump. Annandale resident and former USA attorney Justin Fairfax won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor with 49 percent of the vote. Read More »

Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier Receives Jail Time

Sandusky is now serving a 30- to-60-year sentence for abusing 10 boys , but is appealing. He was sentenced to a 7 to 23 month jail term, with the final four months under house arrest. Spanier also plans to appeal . He didn't appear to understand that the world was watching, telling people the news vans would eventually leave campus and life would return to normal. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise is on a nation's mind

Capitol Police, who provided security for the practice, engaged the shooter, identified by a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity as James Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Ill. "The heroes are the police officers who attacked the shooter, and in doing so quite probably saved many , many lives". I had to slow down and wait for him. Read More »

Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

During a press conference authorities from Alexandria and Capitol Police said it was very early on in the investigation and they will not say much about the incident. Colleagues said Scalise had been fielding balls at second base at a local park in Alexandria, just across the Potomac River from the nation's capital, as the Republicans practiced for their annual game with Democrats. Read More »