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Wisconsin's apprenticeship programs have an annual state budget of about $1.8 million, but federal grants are used to support expansion efforts. U.S. "Scaling is the big issue", said Robert Lerman, a fellow at the Urban Institute. The Obama-era Labor Department - it also encouraged apprenticeships - noted that 91 percent of those that completed the programs found jobs with average incomes above $60,000.
  • Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections

    Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections

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    Republican Gov. Eric Greitens called the session, saying he was partly motivated by a federal judge's ruling striking down some state abortion regulations. The charity, The Mission Continues, helps veterans make the transition to the private-sector through volunteer work. Kehoe says the call for an investigation could be taken up again during the next regularly scheduled session, which starts in January.
  • Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

    Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

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    Trump calls Scalise, the House majority whip , a very good friend and says he is a fighter and a patriot. Hodgkinson was shot and killed by law enforcement at the scene of the incident. "Some people don't like what they see", he said. In the footage, shot after shot rings out as the man filming takes cover behind a trash can. However, the hospital later stated over Twitter that Scalise is "critically injured" and that he "remains in critical condition", following surgery.
  • Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaig

    Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaig

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    The Capitol Police officers who were injured are "in good condition and have not suffered any life-threatening injuries at this point", Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at the news conference. Hodgkinson was still in IL as recently as March, when the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to a "shots fired" call and found Hodgkinson shooting a hunting rifle.
  • Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

    Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

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    Scalise and other elected officials, including Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Az.) were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington , D.C. Gun control groups are fighting federal legislation that would relax existing gun laws, especially after Republicans backed by the NRA fared well in last November's elections.
  • Red snapper season reopens June 16

    Red snapper season reopens June 16

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    The new season will now include every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to September 3, as well as July 3, 4 and Labor Day. However, with increased fishing days this summer in federal waters each Gulf state would be required to have closures in state waters during the weekdays this summer and possibly into the fall.
  • United States attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe

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    Sessions recused himself in early March from investigations related to the 2016 election. He said during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Briefing congressional appropriators on the Justice Department's budget is a critical part of the attorney general's job. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, urging him to investigate possible obstruction of justice by Trump in Grassley's position as chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
  • Dead gunman was open about Bernie Sanders support on social media

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    He called for replacing "the attacks of hateful personal politics and resistance" with respect. "Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip". The officers, along with Alexandria Police, are credited with saving lives on the field. The congressional baseball team had been practicing ahead of their annual charity game that has been held since 1909.
  • Trump says suspected gunman who shot at lawmakers is now dead

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    Trump , who has offered strong support for the NRA, appeared at the group's convention in April and told members: "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end". The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, in the Del Ray section of Alexandria about seven miles from the Capitol. Six people were killed in the attack.
  • Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

    Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

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    In a national address, Trump appealed for unity following the morning assault in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia , which came amid high political tension in the U.S. "So we finally got - somebody said that the gunman was down". Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. Last year, Capitol Police shot and wounded a Tennessee minister who, they said, pulled a gun and pointed it at officers as he was entering the Capitol Visitor Center.
  • Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

    Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

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    At one point, Euille, who works as a general contractor since he lost his re-election race previous year, said that Hodgkinson asked him about available jobs. In 2006, he was arrested on a battery charge after allegedly punching a woman in the face, then striking her boyfriend in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-gauge shotgun before firing a round at the man, according to a sheriff's department report.
  • Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

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    Gov. Ralph Northam is on track to win the nomination for Virginia governor, CNN has projected. The biggest surprise was on the Republican side. "Nobody's excited about Ed", he said. In the Republican race, Gillespie enjoyed a huge fundraising advantage against Stewart and state Sen. "We want you to be part of our effort", Gillespie said, adding that Virginia can not afford another four years with a Democrat as governor.