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List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

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The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father's Day message through his Twitter account. The baseball team had been practicing for two months to compete in the annual Congressional Baseball Game against the Democratic team. Duncan told him "Republicans", and Hodgkinson promptly got his guns and returned to the field shooting. Read More »

Trevor Noah Points Out The NRA's Silence Over Philando Castile's Death

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When the shooting stops, the video shows Officer Yanez standing at the auto window with his gun drawn for some time . The statement appeared in the transcript of Yanez's questioning by investigators last July, in which Yanez also failed to reveal that Castile had said he was "not reaching" for his handgun. Read More »

US Court: Offensive Trademarks Are Protected by Free Speech

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In a firm 8-0 decision, the court slapped down the Patent and Trademark Office for denying a band federal trademark registration for the name " The Slants ", a derogatory term for Asian-Americans. "Nothing in the opinion undermines the decisions of the TTAB or the District Court that the term "redskin" disparages Native Americans", the group said in a written statement. Read More »

Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

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In meetings, aides have said that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , the ultimate decision maker, has not made any statements that would point to which way the GOP's bill will move. "What's clear is we have to act", McConnell said. "Senator Paul remains optimistic the bill can be improved in the days ahead and is keeping an open mind". Read More »

Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

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The March ban was Trump's second effort to impose travel restrictions through an executive order. According to the ABC News, at the heart of the 9th Circuit opinion Monday is the panel's determination that the president failed to show in his executive order that there were specific national security justifications for excluding nationals of the six designated Muslim countries ( Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen ). Read More »

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

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It's being kept under wraps by design. "You're not going to get anywhere if that's not the case", said C.R. Wooters, a top House Democratic aide when Obama's law was being passed. On June 18, sources close to the Senate Majority Leader, GOP Sen. It's unclear what concessions leadership will ultimately make on the Medicaid front. Read More »

GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'

He will need additional operations, possibly in the coming days. The team doesn't plan on removing them all soon: The Congressman has already undergone multiple surgeries in the last 36 hours. The shooting cast a somber mood over Washington and momentarily tamped down the partisan fighting. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill., resident who officials said had been living out of his auto in Alexandria, Va., opened fire as Congress members and staffers practiced for a charity baseball game ... Read More »

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

He died yesterday from gunshot wounds sustained when law enforcement officers engaged him in a shootout at the scene. The FBI renewed its call for information for anyone-from Belleville to Washington , D.C. He had run out of money, his wife told reporters. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. Since the shooting , members of Congress have spoken about a need for unity, at a time when polarization seems to be at an all-time high. Read More »

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

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Griner and Bailey were widely praised on Twitter for their role in preventing a massacre on the baseball field. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot. Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident. "My family and I will be forever grateful", Williams said. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's auto when the man asked them about the political affiliation. Read More »

Lead surgeon: US congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

The gunman , who had a history of posting angry messages against Trump and other Republicans on social media, died after being wounded by police. Even before he shot a congressman, James Hodgkinson confused politics with violence. "We wanted to show our support especially for Congressman Scalise and everybody". "So, I'll be taking Advils on the half-hour and trying not to hyperventilate too much". Read More »

Pence hires outside legal counsel

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The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that Pence has hired outside counsel to represent him during the Russian Federation probe. Cullen served as a US attorney during President George H.W. As far as the public knows, Pence is not the subject of, or a person of interest in, any of the ongoing investigations surrounding the Trump campaign. Read More »

Staff Member Of US Rep. Roger Williams Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

Williams said the Republican team "practices every day from 6 to 8 a.m." and applauded the decision not to cancel the upcoming game, despite the shooting, saying a violent act should not disrupt tradition. In a tweet, Tim Walz said "My prayers go out to the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting. I held him and he held me", Williams said. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

The Senate Intelligence Committee will get its chance Tuesday to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath. The White House has rejected any collusion with Russian Federation, which has denied meddling in the U.S. On Saturday, he wrote the chairmen of both committees and said he was sending his deputy attorney general to testify in his place. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said. Read More »

'March Against Sharia' Planned Across The US

The American Congress for Truth for America has planned a rally from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m.at Stevens Creek Boulevard and Winchester Avenue, on the border with San Jose. ACT's Facebook page for the march contains racist and violent content directed toward Islam and Muslims, the center said. I would say we agree on more than you think. Read More »

Russians Charged With Racketeering (And Selling 10000 Pounds Of Stolen Chocolate)

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The FBI's Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force in NY arrested 25 of the men, the feds said, while seven remained at large. The other seven members are reportedly still at large. The suspects were part of criminal activities such as illegal gambling businesses, credit card fraud and selling stolen goods. It's also noteworthy that one of the group's biggest charges involved computer hacking-"Using computers is second nature to many of these groups", Mark Galeotti, a Russian crime specialist at ... Read More »

Powerball jackpot grows to 8th-highest in history

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During the past year, theLotter has helped create Powerball millionaires in Canada and El Salvador, and even one huge victor in Australia! theLotter.com is the world's premier lottery ticket messenger service - it enables people to order official lottery tickets from around the world and doesn't charge commission on wins. Read More »

Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

So while the We Are Still In coalition may not be able to join the Paris deal, the United Nations will welcome the group to the table. There is simply no valid, evidence-based argument for President Trump's disastrous decision to exit the Paris Agreement . Read More »

Highlands mother defends decision allowing snake to bite baby

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She said the snake bit her and her son several times and "didn't leave a mark". ABC confirmed that the Highland County Sheriff's office was investigating the incident, but no charges have been filed. The snake in question was a tiny red ratsnake, a non-venomous snake that can grow up to six feet long, according to ABC News . The mother's name was not released because she has not been charged with a crime, authorities said. Read More »