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A federal judge also sentenced Lawrence John Ripple to three years of supervised probation, including 50 hours of community service, the Kansas City Star reports . Officers arrived quickly. An FBI agent wrote in the affidavit that Ripple had earlier been arguing with his wife. The day of the robbery, he told his wife what he was planning to do, telling her that he would rather goto prison than stay at home with her.
  • Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding

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    Trump didn't mention any specific projects by name - such as Cincinnati's Brent Spence bridge, which he vowed to replace while campaigning for president a year ago. With the cameras rolling, Trump stressed that insurance providers are "fleeing" the Obamacare exchanges. "One of the biggest broken promises ever".
  • US House GOP leader Scalise shot in attack

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    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. Lawmakers said the Capitol Police acted as heroes. Two members of Congress said Hodgkins asked them whether the players on the field were Democrats or Republicans.
  • Gov. McAuliffe: 'Too Many Guns On The Street'

    Gov. McAuliffe: 'Too Many Guns On The Street'

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    What is the Congressional Baseball Game? Chuck Fleischmann, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. "You had no way to defend yourself". This is a striking departure from recent political history, when clashes over gun rights often fell along regional rather than partisan lines.
  • Trump, Melania visit wounded senior Congressman in hospital

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    Capitol Police whose actions Speaker Paul Ryan credited with saving lives. "Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims". The message was accompanied by a cartoon depiction of Scalise. The gunman's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co".
  • No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

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    Rep. Chris Collins , R-New York, even said he'll be carrying a gun in his pocket "from this day forward". The shooter was identified as James T. After Newtown, I tried to focus my work on issues that I thought people would find easy to agree on: keeping guns from domestic abusers and people with histories of serious mental illness ; preventing accidental gun deaths among children ; making it harder for felons to purchase guns on the Internet .
  • What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

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    When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now". Trump wrote in his letter firing Comey that the ousted FBI director had informed him on three separate occasions he was not under investigation. In 1973, there was such a firestorm following Nixon's move against Cox that the White House was forced to appoint another ...
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    Pelosi Says Trump Will "Self-Impeach"

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    Unsurprisingly, anti-Trump campaigners are using the day to send their own birthday message to the President. Earlier on May 9, Trump had fired James Comey from his post following which former FBI director Robert Muller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special prosecutor to take over investigation into Russia's interference in U.S.
  • FBI investigates Scalise shooter's social media posts

    FBI investigates Scalise shooter's social media posts

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    Hodgkinson, who spent most of his life in the community of 42,000 just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis , compared the economic conditions of the time to those that preceded the Great Depression and excoriated Congress for not increasing the number of tax brackets and adopting other tax-reform measures.
  • Rep. Steve Scalise is on a nation's mind

    Rep. Steve Scalise is on a nation's mind

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    Trump and Melania also met Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner and his wife. The FBI said it had recovered and was attempting to trace two weapons, a rifle and a handgun, and was actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations".
  • American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

    American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

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    Tillerson said in a statement that the U.S. State Department continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other U.S. citizens reported detained. The arrests have come at a time of heightened tension between North Korea and the United States and its regional neighbours. Rodman had nothing to do with his release, the source added.
  • Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

    Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

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    This was a GOP team practice for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Texas Republican Rep. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Tim Slater declined to comment on whether the gunman had a "vendetta" against Republicans. Democratic former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said he had spoken often with the man on recent mornings at the nearby YMCA.