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Comey also said the president " hoped " the then-FBI director would pledge him his loyalty. The president tweeted a veiled threat at Comey days after he fired him , writing, " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" US President Donald Trump has broken his silence on Twitter after James Comey's explosive testimony to accuse the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief of perjury.
  • Two Georgia inmates remain on run after two prison guards killed

    Two Georgia inmates remain on run after two prison guards killed

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    The sheriff's office said the two correctional officers were working on a prisoner transport bus when they were shot and killed on GA 16 on Tuesday around 5 a.m. The other prisoners on the bus were taken to the sheriff's office and put on another corrections department bus. Sheriff Sills had a message for the escaped inmates: "I would suggest you surrender before we find you".
  • Preliminary Trials To Begin In Penn State Hazing Death

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    A Pennsylvania prosecutor displayed in court on Monday three hours of security camera footage that she said showed members of a Penn State fraternity forcing pledges to engage in a ritual of heavy drinking that resulted in a teenager's death.
  • California reps 'horrified' by baseball practice shooting

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    Duncan said he did not plan to do anything differently. "He had on a reddish-colored shirt". And for seven years that I've played Congressional baseball, we've seen a lot of the citizens of Alexandria come out to exercise. Mr Scalise , the House Majority Whip, one of Washington's most powerful figures, was standing near second base when he was shot by Hodgkinson standing near third base, according to witnesses.
  • Seconds podcast: The jury deliberates

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    The shooting drew widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath on Facebook. No explanation was given for the request. Reynolds said that as Yanez continued to point his weapon into the auto after firing several shots, she feared for her safety and that of her 4-year-old daughter, who was also in the vehicle.
  • Jeff Sessions Knocked 'Hysteria' Out of Kamala Harris, Former Trump Adviser Says

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    Kamala Harris "hysterical" during her questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions . But Kirsten Powers , a CNN political analyst, didn't let that slide by, insisting that Miller explain himself. "Did you not ask your staff to show you the policy that would be the basis for your refusing to answer the majority of questions that have been asked of you?" she interrupted again.
  • Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

    Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

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    Federal law enforcement identified Hodgkinson as the shooter who attacked Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force, Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia. Sanders said in a statement that Hodgkinson briefly worked on his campaign, but was "sickened by this despicable act". Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police ...
  • US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony

    US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony

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    Sessions did not specify whether he would testify in an open or closed setting. Sessions had been scheduled to testify before other committees about the Justice Department's budget that day, but he will instead appear before the intelligence panel.
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    By then, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., had already hidden behind a wooden shack beyond the dugout. "Are you friendly? Are you friendly?" Sen. Jeff Flake told reporters on the scene. Bishop described those on the field as "sitting ducks" in the shooting that went on for approximately 10 minutes. The anti-Trump ravings of Hodgkinson will be, indeed, as Ryan said, a test.
  • Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

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    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and aides were shot . Five people were injured in the attack, including Scalise, who was loaded into a helicopter on a stretcher. Rep. Jeff Duncan , R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's vehicle when the man asked them about the political affiliation.
  • Trump visits DC hospital treating critically injured Rep. Steve Scalise

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    Law enforcement identified the gunman as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Ill. The FBI said Hodgkinson had been living out of his vehicle in the Alexandria area since March, and urged the public to come forward with any additional information about the suspect - including why the IL suspect might have been in the D.C.