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GOP shooter's list included names of 6 other republican reps

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His wife, Sue Hodgkinson , spoke publicly on Thursday evening for the first time since the shooting. He later died of his injuries, Trump told the nation from the White House. She said she didn't necessarily consider his departure odd. He thought about asking a staffer about him but never did. Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. Read More »

Trump lawyer won't rule out firing special counsel in Russian Federation probe

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and President Donald Trump should let the special counsel's investigation continue, and await vindication. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. In his interview Ruddy claimed Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel. Read More »

Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter

Carter did that despite knowing "all of the feelings" Roy had shared with her previously, including a prior attempt to drown himself, Mr Moniz said. Carter was also on the phone with Roy for almost an hour while he was killing himself, and she urged him to get back in the vehicle when he hesitated. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Remains Shrouded in Secrecy

Republicans are poised to take the unprecedented step of passing a sweeping piece of legislation - a bill to eliminate health insurance from millions of Americans - without so much as a single hearing. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). I met with a few of my Senate colleagues on health care to not only understand where they are at but also to understand where they are going. Read More »

Yanez protests continue with march on Hennepin

St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Castile several times after he was pulled over with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her 4-year-old daughter in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, outside of St. It's been a roadside memorial since the day Castile died but it received extra visits Friday. "Stand up and protect the United States and 'make America great again, ' in Donald Trump's words". Read More »

Former Georgia standout Harman maintains one-shot lead at US Open

Open history, in relation to par. Fowler was among those who wouldn't mind seeing the conditions toughen up for the final 18 holes. "Yeah, first cut made, too (at the U.S. The soft Black Course allowed players to take dead aim, and Barnes opened with rounds of 67 and 65. Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet. Read More »

So, how long before Trump fires special counsel Bob Mueller?

Mueller III , the special counsel appointed to oversee an investigation of Russian meddling in the us election. "I think he's weighing that option", Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of " PBS NewsHour ". "Mr Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", an official said. During the hearing, ostensibly about the Justice Department's budget priorities, senators from both sides of the aisle repeatedly peppered Rosenstein with questions about whether he would ... Read More »

Fire Burning in Wrightwood Area Prompts Evacuations, Road Closure

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Nearby residents were evacuated due to a threat to nearby structures. San Bernardino County fire officials reported the vegetation fire just after 12:15 p.m.at Pacific Crest and Zermatt drives. Crews with San Bernardino County and San Bernardino National Forest were battling the blaze. The California Highway Patrol also shut down Highway 2 at Wright Mountain Road. Read More »

Putin warns new sanctions will complicate ties between Russia and US

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Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN . White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Tillerson's sentiment on Thursday, telling reporters that, "We believe the existing executive branch sanctions regime is the best tool for compelling Russian Federation to fulfill its commitments". Read More »

Gunman launched into Trump tirade before congressional shooting

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A search of online newspapers shows that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. He was a fiery guy, known for the occasional bar fight. Police killed the gunman in a shootout. He went to his auto and got his firearms and proceeded to target my colleagues, wounding my great friend, law enforcement and volunteers who help us out. Read More »

Scalise upgraded from critical to serious

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James T. Hodgkinson , 66, allegedly opened fire on a Congressional baseball team as Republicans were practicing for an annual game to be played at Nationals Park Thursday. Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers. The family of a lobbyist shot multiple times during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington says he has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery. Read More »

Russia slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

But "personally, part of what makes it hard [to accept] is that we were six years into the administration and spent a year and a half of exhaustive negotiations before announcing " the Cuba opening, said Rhodes, who coincidentally spoke at a Cuban entrepreneurship event in Miami on Monday. Read More »

Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

Speaking earlier in Miami , Florida, Mr Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions eased by the Obama administration, condemning a "completely one-sided deal". US officials see that category as "ripe for abuse" by people who just want to take beach vacations and engage in tourism instead of the "purposeful" travel and exchanges with the Cuban people that are allowed. Read More »

Trump orders clampdown on Cuba travel and trade

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Trump aides say Obama's efforts amounted to "appeasement" and have done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba , while benefiting the Cuban government financially. Moran said in a statement that "putting America first means exporting what we produce to countries across the globe". In his statement, Flake called for the Senate's GOP leadership to allow a vote on his legislation that he said would eliminate "archaic restrictions" on travel to Cuba that "do not exist for travel by ... Read More »

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

The tweet was the first explicit concession by the president that Robert Mueller, the special counsel for the Russian Federation inquiry, had begun examining Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month. 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 »

Trump Ends Obama Deferred Deportation Plan

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The program was created by President Barack Obama in 2014 to protect people living in the United States illegally who have children who are USA citizens or legal residents. Trump has made immigration enforcement a top priority and has vowed to continue a crackdown on those living in US illegally and those trying to sneak into the country. Read More »

Senator Murphy to suit up for Congressional Baseball Game

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Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Before the shooting , Rep. Cedric Richmond , D-La., said he had asked Ryan about increasing budgets for members' offices so they can pay for more security. Read More »

Trooper dead after 2-car collision on Florida highway

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Master Sgt. Bishop was hit after troopers say two other cars headed south collided in a separate crash. The investigation continues and there have not been any arrests made up to now. An officer is dead after being hit by a vehicle in Alachua County. "Please keep Sgt. Bishop's wife and son and all members of the Florida Highway Patrol in your thoughts and prayers". Read More »

Some Republicans Unhappy as NH House, Senate Ready to Negotiate Final Budget

By keeping the community rating protection, Senate Republicans may be trying to dampen some of that anger, but the move could make their internal fight for 51 votes even harder. House GOP leaders say they want to give the state a cushion against their expectations the state's income forecast is too optimistic. The original House spending plan - backed by Republicans in the chamber, but opposed by almost all Democrats - sought to leave $206 million unspent in the financial year that begins ... Read More »

New Zealand FIFA Confederations Cup - 17 June 2017

The FIFA 2018 World Cup will be held on June 14-July 15 2018 in the cities of Moscow , St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, and Volgograd. Ten minutes before kickoff, both teams lined up in front of the main stand to listen speeches by Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino. "When the president of your country comes out to make a speech this mobilizes us", said coach Stanislav Cherchesov, a former goalkeeper who played ... Read More »

Ryan: Trump should let Mueller do his job

Another distraction for Trump came from the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, who filed a lawsuit against him. It was Mr Rosenstein who appointed Mr Mueller to the job in the first place, since he took carriage of the Russia investigation from the Attorney-General Jeff Sessions , who was forced to recuse himself because of his own contacts with Russian officials in the lead-up to last year's U.S. Read More »

Baseball practice shooting raises debate over gun control

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The "93 people" a day claim is a talking point shared by gun control proponents throughout the U.S. Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Hillary Clinton, and similar groups and individuals have been making for years. "This shooting is an attack on all who serve and on all who participate in our democracy", said former Rep. Democratic Representative Tim Ryan, who described himself as a strong supporter of gun rights, told reporters that "does not mean we should not have universal ... Read More »

Judicial Watch: Special Counsel Mueller Might Have to Go

Ruddy's assertion, shortly after his White House visit on Monday, that Trump is thinking of "terminating" Mueller comes after top supporters of Trump have publicly expressed the view that Mueller should be fired - including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich , who despite describing Mueller as "a superb choice" whose "reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity" less than one month ago, said on Monday that Congress should act to "abolish the independent counsel". Read More »