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Gunman in Lawmaker Shooting Had Photographed Washington Landmarks, FBI Says

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The three other people also shot in Wednesday's attack are Congressional aide Zach Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner. He said it also appeared Hodgkinson was running out of money in Alexandria. Hodgkinson visited the facility 43 times between April and June, usually in the morning between 6 and 7 a.m. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy downgraded to tropical depression after landfall

As tropical storm Cindy is heading toward the Gulf Coast states, millions of people are bracing for heavy rain and potential flash flooding. "I think we're over the hump, but at the same time the threat is still there that one of these bands can form up and get some areas", Graham said by phone Thursday. Read More »

Cindy weakens into tropical depression

CDT for portions of eastern Louisiana , central and southern MS and Alabama . Parts of southeast Louisiana , southern Alabama and southern MS are not in the forecast path but are expected to see a substantial amount of rain , which could cause life-threatening flash flooding. Read More »

Alleged baseball practice gunman was James Hodgkinson of Belleville

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President Donald Trump announced earlier that the gunman had died at a D.C. hospital but did not name the shooter. On June 12, the shooter posted "I want to say Mr. All of the sudden, I heard a couple of shots. After getting out of a black SUV that drove down Rolling Hills Lane from the Hodgkinson home, Sue Hodgkinson stood next to a federal agent in front of a gaggle of reporters. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of intensive care unit

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Doctors said he had arrived at the hospital last Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Congressman Steve Scalise is in fair condition and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ", according to Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Read More »

Release of Castile slaying video shocks, angers many anew

Castile , who was a cafeteria worker at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul, had a permit to carry the weapon. The video was released Tuesday when the case file was closed and made available to the public. Early in the brief exchange, Castile tells Officer Yanez that he has a gun, which was reportedly registered . Both Castile and girlfriend Diamond Reynolds in the backseat said he wasn't. Read More »

Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy head toward NY area

At 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, Cindy was about 165 miles (265 kilometers) northwest of Morgan City and moving to the north at 13 mph (20 kph). Some areas could see up to a foot of rain. Authorities continued to warn that driving rains being pulled out of the Gulf could still cause unsafe flash floods. Questions arise with respect to the time of the rains that we could get associated with Cindy's remnants. Read More »

Pelosi to critics: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'

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While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader previous year - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused some Democrats to call for new leadership. Read More »

Here Is Every Republican Senator Who Opposes the Health Care Bill

He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it. And in a separate statement , Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says the GOP Senate bill would hamper the state's progress in slowing the opioid epidemic, calling Medicaid the "number one tool" in the fight against opioids. Read More »

Throwback: Audio feed, sketches as Trump bans cameras in briefings

The artist, Bill Hennessy, did not use his easel but stood in the back of the press room to provide an image to document the affair. "The WH is holding what is essentially a normal briefing in the briefing room but they aren't allowing cameras to record what's being said ", CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted Thursday when the White House hosted an off-camera briefing. Read More »

Salem congressman Morgan Griffith was on Alexandria gunman's list

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Hodgkinson was shot multiple times in the torso, and later died at a hospital. U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in serious condition but he's been talking and texting with family and coworkers as he recovers. The anti-Republican gunman, James T. Hodgskinson, was fatally shot by officers during the attack. "I told him they were Republicans". FBI special agent Timothy Slater , who led the investigation, said law enforcement is still trying to determine ... Read More »

Man shouts 'Allahu Akbar', stabs officer at MI airport

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Mr Gelios described the weapon as a 30-centimetre knife with an 20cm serrated blade. Ftouhi appeared in federal court in Flint to hear the charge and will get a court-appointed lawyer. The U.S. Department of Justice identified the suspect as Amor M. Ftouhi , 49, of Quebec, Canada. The employee was taken to the hospital with arm injuries and later released. Read More »

McAuliffe votes in Virginia's primary election

No matter what happens on Tuesday, national political prognosticators are going to attempt to draw a grand conclusion on what the result tells us about American voters in the era of Trump. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Nohe believes Stewart will also have a key role to play in uniting the party to move it toward the general election. Read More »

Perez Blames Democratic Loss in Georgia's Special Election on Gerrymandering

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Pelosi has been facing questions about her leadership since Democrats lost the hard-fought race. Put on defense, House Democratic leaders from Pelosi on down tried to spin the outcome in Georgia as positive, arguing that coming in a close second in the solidly Republican district augured well for their chances of taking back the House next year. Read More »

Kansas' Josh Jackson drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns

Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season at Washington, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. The Kings grabbed Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5. Orlando used the sixth choice to get Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac, who delivered 12 points and 7.8 boards a game. Read More »

Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

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Paul. Al Gerhardstein, the family's attorney, said that on behalf of the family, he has called on Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac to investigate Sgt. A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a former OH police officer accused of voluntary manslaughter. Prosecutors argued evidenced showed no threat to Tensing and that he had deliberately made a decision to reach for his gun. Read More »

Attorney says Steven Avery 'optimistic' following Dassey ruling

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Nirider said during oral arguments before the 7th Circuit in Chicago in February that there was a "drumbeat of promises" from investigators before "every major admission" made by Dassey. In the meantime, Dassey's lawyers said they would again move to have Dassey freed pending further action in the case. Dassey was 16 at the time and had cognitive problems, and the lower court said detectives took advantage. Read More »

Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate . "The chaos the Republican Party is wrecking across our health care system won't just be felt in our insurance markets but in doctor's offices, ER's and clinics across the state of in", says Myers. Read More »

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election

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Pelosi "consistently polls very unfavorably", said John Rogers, the executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm. Democrats, however, gained a combined 71 points from the previous election, she pointed out. The bottom line is the Democrats lost another winnable race and Pelosi was a factor, fair or not. Read More »

Florida sheriff says stay out of the water

A plume of moisture from Tropical Storm Cindy is driving heavy rains into the Chattanooga region, as well as southwest Virginia and southwest North Carolina, according to the National Weather Service . Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. Numerous coastal roads and highways flooded and there were scattered reports of power outages and building damage from wind or water. Read More »

Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said. Read More »

Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

Sen. James Lankford (R, Okla.) said, "Put me down as a solid 'undecided'". He said he wouldn't vote for a bill that that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", which is sort of the bread-and-butter of Republican health policy. Read More »

Senate to vote to repeal Obamacare

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill . Few senators were included in the secretive drafting process, which McConnell oversaw alongside a small conclave of aides, lawmakers, and lobbyists. Read More »

Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

It comes down to costs. The bill , which was written behind closed doors , is facing its fair share of criticism from Democrats who say that it negatively mimics the House's plan. "That should be the central issue for Republicans - repealing Obamacare and making healthcare more affordable", said Cruz in a statement to CNN . Read More »