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Perhaps that's the motivation the team needed-the sound of their hometown crowd in their ears-as they fought to outlive last year's great defeat, and win the National Basketball Association championship for the second time in three years under head coach Steve Kerr .
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    American intelligence agencies believe that Russian hackers were directed by the Kremlin to try to sway the presidential election in Trump's favour. He simultaneously said that President Trump hadn't invoked "executive privilege" - a term referring to protecting private conversations with the President - but still refused to answer any questions from senators regarding his conversations with him, including whether he and Trump had discussed the Russian Federation investigation when ...
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    He described Hodgkinson as "calm" and "quiet" and said he wasn't on his radar for something like this. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers, including Brad Wenstrup, a congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
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    Davis said he and some fellow lawmakers fled the scene after hearing the gunshots. "While I was not at the practice this morning, I want to thank and commend the first responders and the Capitol Police officers on site who helped bring an end to this terrible act".
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    The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Trent Kelly, who was playing third base, from outside the fence. While police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine whether it was a deliberate political attack, the shooting intensified concerns about the sharp divide and bitter rhetoric in USA politics.
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    He said one of his legislative correspondents was shot. A statement from the White House says 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. The staff member is receiving medical attention, according to Williams. Police initially tweeted that the suspect was among five people transported to the hospital, though Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown later refused to confirm that.
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    Only the leaders of Congress get security details. He later died of his injuries, President Donald Trump told the nation from the White House. The proper channels for such disagreements are the ballot box, free speech that entitles us to voice our disagreements, our institutions of checks and balances and values that say we can have such disagreements and all be equally American.
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    Hodgkinson, who is from IL, is dead. The shooter volunteered on the failed presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders , who issued a statement denouncing the violence, and had several previous minor run-ins with law enforcement.The Belleville News-Democrat reported that Hodgkinson belonged to several anti-Republican and anti-Trump Facebook groups.
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    Ryan said in a floor speech. Scalise was shot in the hip and some of his security team members were also reportedly wounded. "There was a big oak tree behind me, there's bark flying off the oak tree". "This is exactly why there's a lot of fear of even doing town halls at this point", he said. "This is a game where Republicans and Democrats come together and put fellowship and bipartisanship ahead of party politics", said Democratic Sen.
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    The president has also spoken to House Speaker Paul Ryan , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Congressman Scalise's chief of staff. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said , to prolonged applause. A uniformed officer got out of a vehicle, drew a handgun and shouted something to the assailant, she said. "I am sickened by this despicable act", he said.
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    Police have confirmed they were investigating a shooting involving several people. After firing on co-workers, he turned a gun on himself when confronted by police, according to NBC Bay Area and ABC 7. The Congressional Baseball game for charity will take place as planned on Thursday. In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams, one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention.
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    The bill allows to MA cities and towns to block aspects of the marijuana law through a vote of the city council and approval of the city or town's chief executive, like a mayor or town manager, rather than the referendum process laid out in the voter-approved law.