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Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game The Republican baseball team was practicing early Wednesday ahead of an annual charity game when a gunman who had ranted against President Trump opened fire wounding Scalise and others in the ball field outside Washington . That circumstance is not uncommon for that type of injury, known as a transpelvic gunshot wound, the trauma surgeon said. His doctors cautioned, however, that he remained in... [Full Article...]

Wife of congressional baseball shooting suspect tells of disbelief

Wife of congressional baseball shooting suspect tells of disbelief The Daily Caller first reported that James T. Hodgkinson had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Duncan said he spoke to Hodgkinson before the shooting . There have been protests against President Donald Trump on the main street here. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooti... [Full Article...]

Cuba-US relations: 6 things you need to know

Senior White House officials who briefed reporters Thursday on the coming announcement said Obama's overtures had enriched Cuba's military while repression increased on the island. The new Trump policy will require greater documentation. But the White House's crackdown on Cuba's human rights record is puzzling, considering Trump has previously praised other countries and leaders with similarly... [Full Article...]

Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left

Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left Hodgkinson had taken his van to the mechanic who works two blocks from the scene of the attack. Hodgkinson said repeatedly that she saw no signs her husband was planning violence. I can't wrap my head around it. In April 2006, he was arrested on two counts of battery - one for striking a man in the face with a wood shotgun stock and another for punching a woman with his fist, as well as a cou... [Full Article...]

150 gather at Minnesota park for Philando Castile rally

Thousands protested last night in Minnesota after the acquittal of the police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop a year ago; 18 were arrested. The 12 jurors that deliberated Yanez's case included two black people. The rest of the jurors were white. Yanez had initially singled out Castile for a traffic stop because the officer thought he bared a resemblance to a r... [Full Article...]

Scalise remains in critical condition following third surgery

Scalise remains in critical condition following third surgery The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. 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. [Full Article...]

Trump expresses more frustration over Russian Federation investigation

Trump expresses more frustration over Russian Federation investigation Mr Mueller is looking into whether Mr Trump tried to obstruct justice during a meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey , whom he later sacked, The Washington Post reported , citing senior officials. Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing recommendations made to him by Rosenstein. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI ... [Full Article...]

Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting

Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting The bullet had fractured bones and torn through internal organs, according to a hospital statement late Wednesday night. "We have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized", said Dr. The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail. [Full Article...]

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center says "an excellent recovery is a good possibility", but says Scalise faces additional surgeries, a long hospital stay and rehabilitation. "We're not going to let incidents like this change our way of life or our routines", said Democratic coach Rep. Mike Doyle at a news conference. A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the pre... [Full Article...]

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, Sava said . U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who visited Scalise in the hospital Thursday, said that on a recent foreign trip he and Scalise took, 90 percent of their conversations were about the game. [Full Article...]

Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

Kushner's attorney said such a review would be "standard practice". Citing a memo from the general counsel's office of Trump's transition team, the Times said members were given the order on Thursday for any information involving Russian Federation or Ukraine in the latest sign of the investigation's expanding reach. [Full Article...]

Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

Thursday night, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement complaining about leaks in the case. Rosenstein told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal . Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day. Mr Page, Mr Stone, Mr Manafort, and Mr Flynn have all been asked to turn over records of their dealings with Russian Federation to the Se... [Full Article...]

Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump

The bipartisan support for the year's most significant GOP-backed limitation on Trump comes as the White House remains silent on the plan to sanction Moscow, even as President Putin pushes back at US intelligence officials' conclusion that Russian actors conducted cyberattacks to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

DC shooting has brought some much-needed unity to Congress

DC shooting has brought some much-needed unity to Congress Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a GOP lawmaker baseball practice Wednesday morning. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, said in an email as he was leaving for the stadium that the Democrats would start out "wearing LSU hats for our friend Steve Scalise ", referring to his alma mater, Louisiana State University, which happens to be playing in the College World Series starting... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Game to be held 1 day after shootings

US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition was "as critical as you can be" when he arrived in hospital, but he's since improved. Dr Jack Sava described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Mr Scalise's hip and went through his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs. [Full Article...]

No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings 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 background checks" to gauge gun buyers' mental health and to check on whether they are on terrorism watch lists. [Full Article...]

Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting , eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said, as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Virginia, chose to come to the game for the first time. A congressional women's softball team practiced Thursday morning in Alexandria but with a heavy police presence. Typically, the Republicans and Democrats wear jerseys fro... [Full Article...]

Cosby Jury Deadlocks; Judge Orders Further Deliberations

Cosby Jury Deadlocks; Judge Orders Further Deliberations Cosby, 79, pleaded not guilty to the charges. If the jury tries again and is still deadlocked, it would be considered a "hung jury" and opens up the possibility that O'Neill will declare a mistrial. "I thought he loved me, too", Bernard said. "She consent", and chanted, "There is no evidence". She woke up on the couch early in the morning with her clothes disheveled, she said. [Full Article...]

Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly' The day after Flynn resigned, the president allegedly warned Comey, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". His jurisdiction included Trump Tower. Comey last week testified that Trump during a private meeting asked him to "let go" of the bureau's probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump's administration chose to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the New York Times reported . NBC 7 spoke to a local immigration lawyer who said the decision to rescind DAPA will not impact Dreamers . But, so far, most immigrants protected by the effort have not been targeted by stepped-up efforts to find and deport immigrant... [Full Article...]


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