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Two Capitol Police officers who intervened to stop the shooter were also injured along with a congressional staffer and a lobbyist. In a closed-door, all-member House briefing Wednesday morning, Rep. Chaos ensued. Lawmakers dove for cover. The man who shot and wounded four people at a Republican baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, had two guns in his possession, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed.
  • Wounded US congressman 'critical' after surgery

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    Policemen work at the site of the gunshot at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia state, the United States , on June 14, 2017 . Congressman Bergman, a retired Marine Corps General, was waiting for his turn by a batting cage when he heard two shots .
  • Trump visits hospital treating wounded lawmaker

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    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks had bicycled nine miles to make the 6:30 a.m. start. After an all-members briefing where Democrats and Republicans held hands and prayed, House Speaker Paul Ryan and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi addressed the somber chamber and proclaimed lawmakers were "united".
  • Trump speaks with Afghan prez, condemns Kabul attack

    Trump speaks with Afghan prez, condemns Kabul attack

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    Bystanders lifted wounded people from the back of cars as others hovered nearby as if in a daze, blood streaming down their faces. Amnesty International called the attack "a horrific act of violence and a heartbreaking reminder of the toll that Afghan civilians continue to pay in a conflict where armed groups deliberately target them and the government fails to protect them".
  • Robert Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

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    The president has railed against the Russian Federation investigation, which was taken over by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller last month, as a "witch hunt". The possibility that Trump might at some point want to fire Mueller has to be viewed quite seriously. Former United States attorney Barbara McQuade, who served under the Barack Obama administration, told the Daily Beast if Trump fired Mueller "and it could be shown that his objective was to impede the investigation, ...
  • Smith not among reps at Virginia shooting

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    His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". "We were fortunate that Steve was out there, and if he wasn't out there, who knows how many people would have been killed or injured", Grothman said.
  • Virginia Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary election results

    Virginia Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary election results

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    Trump and had been chairman of the Trump campaign in Virginia . RICHMOND , Va. - After a surprisingly close race, Ed Gillespie clinched the Republican nomination for governor, reports the Associated Press . In the Republican primary, Gillespie beat Stewart 44 percent to 42 percent with Frank Wagner earning 14 percent of the vote. On the Republican side, Gillespie, a moderate Washington insider, is trying to fend off under-funded but spirited campaigns from Wagner and Stewart, an ...
  • Trump investigated for obstruction

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    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting , "Now that we know TRUMP IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION, Sessions should take it back & fire Mueller ". Chairman Chuck Grassley has emerged as an aggressive force, pressing for Comey's written notes of his conversations with Trump and leaving the door open Tuesday to a possible obstruction of justice probe.