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Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time ". Scalise and four others were shot Wednesday morning during a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game .
  • Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

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    The probe is being led by special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed by Rosenstein . Questions about that have persisted in places since reports that former FBI Director James Comey said Trump told him to "let go" of an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Puerto Rico votes to become the 51st state

    Puerto Rico votes to become the 51st state

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    An island-wide referendum on Sunday favored statehood in a 97 percent landslide, though voter turnout reached just 23 percent as opponents of Governor Ricardo Rossello's push to become a state boycotted the vote. A Puerto Rican nationalist vilified for his alleged links to a deadly bombing campaign decided on his own to pass up a special award that Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers wanted to give him, hoping to dispel the rancor that had enveloped the NY event, an official said.
  • Gingrich Doubts Mueller's Integrity After Looking at His Staff

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    Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. The White House is expected to announce the decision on Wednesday, a US official tells The Wall Street Journal . The president ignored reporters' questions about Mueller on Tuesday, apparently as part of what he believes is a clever, farsighted strategy.
  • Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

    Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

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    As a helicopter circled overhead, 15 trucks and about 30 agents, some armed with long rifles, swarmed into the camp run by No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes, the organization said. Agents say they were able to find the men and arrest them after they determined all four were in the country illegally. The Yuma Sector has 24 rescue beacons.
  • Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

    Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

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    Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning. Carter's defense team tried to argue that Roy was suicidal for years before committing the act, and likely would have taken his own life regardless of Carter's help. She is prohibited from using social media or text during that time . Carter also told Ms Boardman she was anxious about what investigators would find on Roy's phone.
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein Says He's Seen No Reason to Fire Mueller

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday he had confidence in Mueller and that he should be left alone to conduct an independent investigation, NPR's Susan Davis reports. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". No such allegations against Trump or anyone on his staff have been made, Ruddy said.
  • Steve Scalise fights for life after shooting

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    In addition to Scalise , President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Griner and her wife in the hospital on Wednesday night. Scalise "continues his very courageous fight ... James Hodgkinson had a handwritten note on him at the time of the shooting that contained about five names and descriptions, a credible federal law enforcement source confirmed to WTOP's JJ Green.
  • U.S. lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

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    Doctors say Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') remains in critical condition at a Washington hospital but is improving. Scalise's Chief of Staff shared a message from the congressman's family at a Friday press conference. Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time , far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday.
  • Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

    Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

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    Mr Avildsen was also the director behind the original three The Karate Kid films, the first of which made $120 million in box office sales and garnered widespread critical acclaim. "Throughout the decades, his rousing portrayals of victory, courage and emotion captured the hearts of generations of Americans", the Directors Guild of America wrote in a statement Friday.