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Scalise was shot along with three other victims on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a park in Alexandria, Va., where a group of Republican lawmakers were holding an early-morning baseball practice. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family". Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from ...
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    Play ball! GOP, Democrats battle as one - Team Scalise

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    Four others were wounded. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in previous year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. The right side of the bleachers roared, as Democrats in the stands pursed their lips, but they erupted when their team tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the first.
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    The US Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a new package of sanctions that punish Russian Federation for its efforts to alter the course of the 2016 presidential election. Other sanctions have been introduced for the country's alleged interference in the USA presidential election. Dan Fried, who retired in February as coordinator for sanctions policy at the State Department, told Yahoo News that there was "serious consideration" by the Trump White House to "unilaterally rescind ...
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    The fire's progress has stopped and it is now holding at seven acres, Judy said. The blaze spread to 1,000 acres and was 10 percent contained by the evening. There were no injuries reported as of 5:30 p.m. A dry high-pressure system centered over Arizona and the Southwest is to blame for the hot days ahead, forecasters said.
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    Joining Thomas in joint second place is countryman Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood (both 68). In the first 116 stagings of the US Open , only six players had reached 10 under par at any point. I got out of position, but it's the attitude, it's the grit that matters at the end of the week. "I'm like, 'Let's get to 8, let's get to 9, ' whatever it is".
  • Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

    Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

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    Hodgkinson ― a 66-year-old resident of IL ― who targeted a GOP team baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. The shooter, James T. The bullet that struck Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", his doctors said.
  • The Alexandria Baseball Attack Is The 154th Mass Shooting This Year

    The Alexandria Baseball Attack Is The 154th Mass Shooting This Year

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    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot, along with a staffer to Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) and two Capitol police officers. "I have a carry permit", he said to WKBW (Channel 7). Because members of Congress were there. "If you are taking away their guns, you are taking away their only protection", Scalise told the New Orleans Times-Picayune as the bill was under debate.
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    Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was immediately taken into surgery.
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    Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Jury Deadlocked on Day Three

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    The judge sent them back to the jury room to keep talking. One, more upbeat, nodded along. So far, jurors have asked seven questions during their deliberations. As they pored over Cosby's words, the jurors appeared to struggle with some language in one of the charges against him: "without her knowledge". "I was really nervous and wasn't able to recall every particular moment that I had seen Mr.
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    Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

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    She said the administration should hand any tapes over to her committee and former FBI Director Robert Mueller , special counsel for the investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. He said there is "absolutely evidence to begin a case" of obstruction of justice against Trump based on Comey's testimony. An attorney and broadcaster with longtime ties to a Christian legal organization has joined President Donald Trump's outside legal team to deal with the ...
  • Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

    Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

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    WASHINGTON (AP ) - Congressman Steve Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death after getting shot at a congressional baseball practice.