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Fowler holds lead in first round at US Open

Erin Hills made its debut as a U.S. Open course Thursday with a most gracious welcome for Rickie Fowler , who matched the record to par in the opening round with a 7-under 65 on the longest course in major championship history. Johnson also missed the cut at the Memorial, so this was the first time since 2013 (Pebble Beach, Riviera) that he has missed the cut in consecutive events. Read More »

Schumer Tells 'Mitch': Come To All-Senators Meeting To Discuss Health Bill

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only lose two members. "They're obsessed with pleasing a part of their political base who wants the trophy of repeal and they don't care who gets hurt in the process". Meanwhile, Democrats have been holding news conferences and calling on Republicans to share with them more details of the negotiations. Sen. But there's your answer: What it would do for you, and to you, likely is not good. Read More »

7 arrested at "March Against Sharia" rally & counter-protest

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The so-called " March Against Sharia " was organized by ACT for America , a right-wing grassroots organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Muslim group. After being blocked by police, the protesters turned back and made their way up Third Street. In Seattle , police used pepper spray to break up fights in Occidental Park, police spokesman Mark Jamieson said. Read More »

Putin jokes he would offer Comey asylum

He should be aware of this, Putin added. CEO Rex Tillerson, left, attend a signing ceremony in Tuapse, Russia , June 15, 2012. "It sounds very odd when the head of the security services writes down a conversation with the commander-in-chief and then leaks it to the media through his friend", Putin said . Read More »

Comey vs Trump: Trump '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

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Comey also said he had to document conversations with the president out of fear Mr. Trump might later lie about the nature of those conversations. Painter said he's never heard of a former government employee being investigated for sharing unclassified information, noting entire shelves could be filled with books written by former officials revealing the inner workings of the White House. Read More »

Paul Ryan to Donald Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

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Mueller was appointed special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey early last month. The comment received immediate criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. "Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result". Read More »

Yanez Trial: Law Enforcement Should Be Concerned

Anthony, Minnesota, cop that he had a licensed firearm in the vehicle, he told Castile not to reach for it. Yanez said that he saw Castile, 32, reaching for his gun in his pocket and reacted. Both videos were played at trial. Prosecutors countered that Yanez never saw the gun and had plenty of options short of shooting the 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, who they say was never a threat and had a gun permit. Read More »

Castile trial had video evidence, but not of key seconds

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Hundreds of demonstrators are beginning a march from Minnesota's state Capitol to protest a police officer's acquittal in the fatal shooting past year of a black motorist. Minneapolis mayoral candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds said at the State Capitol rally, "We have a right to be sick and exhausted of being sick and exhausted ..." The jury was composed of eight men and four women, including one black man and one black woman. Read More »

Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

President Donald Trump made a surprising comment about the possible investigation into obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey . His morning missive apparently referred to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated. Read More »

Rep. Morgan Griffith was on list Alexandria shooter carried

Authorities were investigating Hodgkinson's social media posts , a cellphone, computer and camera. Mrs Hodgkinson said the separation came after their foster daughter and her daughter moved into their two-story home which is surrounded by sprawling countryside. Read More »

Putin Comments on New US Senate's Sanctions against Russian Federation

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A measure codifying into law the USA sanctions against Russian Federation was approved in the Senate by a veto-proof majority of 97 to 2. The sanctions against Russian Federation are "in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, its brazen cyber-attacks and interference in elections, and its continuing aggression in Syria", according to the sponsors. Read More »

The game goes on after shooting at GOP practice

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Doctors expect Mr Scalise will eventually be able to walk and return to work at "full capacity". "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. In the immediate aftermath on Wednesday the extent of his injuries was not widely known. Law enforcement officials identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police on the scene. Read More »

The 5 Best Moments from Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game

Jack Sava , the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday. The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson , died after the shootout. Once recovered, Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said. Shortly after the shooting , Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign previous year. Read More »

Trump attacks Hillary again over 'bleaching' emails

Clinton has previously said she handed over all of her work emails to investigators, totaling over 55,000 printed pages, according to the former secretary of state. As reports of growing investigations around Trump continue to emerge , the president took to Twitter to attack his 2016 campaign opponent. You'd think now that we're six months into Trump's controversial presidency - and eight months past Election Day - " Crooked Hillary " would be a thing of the past, but it lives on. Read More »

Trump Is Running Out of People to Attack on the Russia Investigation

In another tweet, Trump called it "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The President's tweet sparked immediate speculation about the future of the official, Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo recommending Comey be ousted and also later approved the appointment of a special counsel - Robert Mueller - to lead the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

A Day After Alexandria Shooting, More Questions, Few Answers

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In March, Sheriff's deputies came out to Hodgkinson's house in IL after a neighbor reported hearing 50 gunshots. Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-inspection business out of his house in southern IL. Hodgkinson , a picture of who the man began to emerge. Before Hodgkinson emerged from a black SUV that had been parked outside the family home for much of the afternoon, Wagner, the sheriff's deputy, said, "She wants this to end. Read More »

Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'

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Officials say James T. Hodgkinson wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise and others Wednesday morning. Hodgkinson was eventually shot by Scalise's security detail, which included members of the Secret Service and the Capitol Police. According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation statement issued on Thursday, agents also recovered a cell phone, a computer, and a camera in the shooter's van. Read More »

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

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He was charged with domestic battery and unlawful discharge of a shotgun, but the case was ultimately dismissed. The Hodgkinsons had been married nearly 30 years. The suspect, James Hodgkinson , was killed when officers returned fire. When that woman's boyfriend confronted Hodgkinson, he struck him in the face with a shotgun before firing off a round as the man fled, a police report said. Read More »

Alexandria gunman had a list of names at time of shooting

He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. Sava said doctors have controlled Scalise's internal bleeding and his vital signs are stable but that infection remains a serious risk. The morning after visiting Scalise in the hospital, Trump said the congressman's challenges are "more difficult" than first thought. Trump, who visited Scalise at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday evening, expressed optimism that Scalise would eventually recover. Read More »

Authorities search for escaped Florida inmate

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Bahrman is originally from St. Johns County, but authorities are not certain where he is heading. Records show Bahrman had been serving a two-year sentence in a minimum security unit after he was sentenced on drug charges in March. Read More »

Friend of James Hodgkinson: 'He wasn't evil'

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Louis, compared the economic conditions of the time to those that preceded the Great Depression and excoriated Congress for not increasing the number of tax brackets and taking other tax reform measures. He had run out of money, his wife told reporters. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, calling him a "fighter". Read More »