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Democrat has 'mixed emotions' ahead of congressional baseball game

Today's exit question isn't for the readers, but rather for Congressman Chris Collins , Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and all the rest of the members from both parties. Loudermilk said on official social media accounts that he was on the field but is safe. "Representative Scalise...is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter!" Republicans in Congress told harrowing stories of a brush with death on Wednesday, as they struggled to make sense of a morning gun attack on a group of GOP ... Read More »

Senate backs measure limiting president's power to lift sanctions

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The Senate said the new measures were meant to punish Moscow for Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, cyberattacks and interference in the 2016 USA elections. House aides said they expected the chamber would begin to debate the measure in coming weeks. In a 100-member Senate, 97 voted in favor of new sanctions, while only two members; Mike Lee and Rand Paul voted against it. Read More »

Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

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Deputies in Greenville County say two people were shot in Taylors, Friday night. Sheriff's detectives started investigating allegations that employees at Mission Produce's Dufau Road facility were selling the avocados for cash without authorization late last month. Read More »

Sheriff David Clarke Isn't Taking Homeland Security Job After All

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In a statement released by Clarke, the sheriff is said to have notified Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Friday that he would not be taking the position. Clarke faced significant pushback over his reported position, which intensified after CNN's KFile team found out that he plagiarized 47 parts of his 2013 master's thesis with the Naval Postgraduate School. Read More »

Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Steele said the judge is expected to schedule a retrial within the next 120 days, and that a "near future" pre-trial conference will determine a more specific timeline . Bill Cosby's wife has criticized the judge who ruled over her husband's case of sexual assault, saying he was "arrogant". The judge in the Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. Read More »

Doctor: Scalise Faced 'Imminent Death' When He Arrived

Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . Capitol Hill Police officers stand watch outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 15, 2017, a day after a gunman opened fire on a lawmakers playing baseball and wounded House Maj. Read More »

Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds?

Carter , now 20, and Conrad Roy III were both teens back in July 2014, when he filled his truck with carbon monoxide in a Kmart parking lot - but stepped out as the fumes got to him. If u don't do it now you're never gonna do it". I'm a nice kid. "I do think many students are getting the message and are being smarter about what they say to each other, but these cases are all too common". Read More »

VP Mike Pence hires lawyer to help deal with Russian Federation investigation

The piece, which Donald Trump Jr. retweeted, was written by William G. Otis, an adjunct law professor and Georgetown University and a former special counsel for then-President George H.W. Pence, who after the election served as head of Trump's White House transition team, has stood by Trump's assertion that there are no ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

As Russia probe expands, Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Comey later revealed that he orchestrated a disclosure of details about conversations with Trump to prompt the appointment of a special counsel . He's increasingly focused his anger at both Rosenstein and Mueller, according to advisers and confidants, viewing the two as part of a biased effort to undermine his presidency. Read More »

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

Aides to Ryan, R-Wis., confirmed the speaker had visited Scalise at the hospital but declined to provide details of the encounter. Hodgkinson was killed by capitol police. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday evening after undergoing a second surgery to deal with internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg following the shootout at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, the hospital said. Read More »

Trump Tweets: "I'm Under Investigation"

When talking about whether Robert Mueller can conduct a fair investigation , Secretary Carson said he would give him a chance because there has been no collusion with the Russians by either the President or any of his associates. When Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein drafted a memo accusing the FBI director of bungling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and Sessions wrote a letter saying the dismissal was warranted. Read More »

Shooter went to Republican baseball practice with list of names

A rifle bullet hit his left hip, shattering bones, tearing organs, and leaving him in a critical condition. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. Hodgkinson was killed by capitol police. Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed. Read More »

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relationship

Castro's military controls the Cuban economy's most profitable sectors. Trump on Friday laid out his new Cuba policy that tightens rules on Americans travelling to Cuba and bars U.S. The self-directed, individual travel permitted by the Obama administration will be prohibited. In addition, the USA government is to police other trips to ensure travelers are pursuing a "full-time schedule of educational exchange activities". Read More »

Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

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The two major changes unveiled in Trump's new policy are preventing USA companies from doing business with the #Cuban Military and enforcing who can travel to Cuba . Airlines for America, an industry trade group, said airlines are reviewing the directive and "will continue to comply with all federal rules and regulations regarding travel to Cuba ". Read More »

LSU names Scalise honorary CWS coach, will send game ball

The first pitch of LSU's College World Series opener Saturday night against Florida State was quickly taken out of play in order to send it to Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise . "It's going to be who goes out there and executes better and plays well". The curbs were brought in for last month's Berkshire Hathaway stockholders meeting at the nearby CenturyLink Center and they got good reviews. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm obstruction investigation, attack Rosenstein in morning tweet rant

But Rosenstein recently informed his colleagues, including Brand, that he might have to recuse himself from the investigation, according to a report by ABC News. Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigation that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, wrote in an op-ed column in the Washington Post , "Mueller should be allowed to do his work unhindered and unimpeded". Read More »

Russia investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself

Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered with the USA election after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. But Rosenstein recently informed his colleagues, including Brand, that he might have to recuse himself from the investigation, according to a report by ABC News. Read More »

'America's dad' on trial: Cosby sex assault case in second day

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The then-30-year-old director of women's basketball at Temple University - where Cosby was serving on the board of trustees - said she had asked the television star if the pills were herbal, and that he indicated they were. Cosby was "somebody I trusted", Constand said. NORRISTOWN-On the first day of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, Kristen Feden, a Montgomery County, Pa., assistant district attorney, said that Cosby's own words, taken from police statements and a deposition, would be ... Read More »

Trump friend says the president is considering firing special counsel Mueller

The White House clarification has come amidst reports that Trump is contemplating firing Mueller . The White House was quick to react to the reports . "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without cause", he added . Trump wrote on Twitter , in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again". Read More »