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Witnesses describe shock of the shooting at a congressional baseball game practice in Virginia

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 23:58

Five people, including Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a congressional staffer, were taken to hospitals after a shooting Wednesday morning at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game. Witnesses told Yahoo News they initially reacted with disbelief. One bystander also said people on the scene described the shooter asking people on the ballfield whether they were Republicans or Democrats before calmly and “deliberately” drawing a weapon and opening fire.


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Members of Congress ask for more security after Scalise shot at baseball practice

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 23:50

Some members of Congress are asking for more security after a gunman wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others at a congressional Republican baseball team’s practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.


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Baseball shooter had volunteered for Sanders last year; Bernie ‘sickened’ by ‘despicable act’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 22:28

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., strongly condemned the shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday morning.


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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe pushes gun control after Alexandria shooting

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 22:05

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe turned the conversation to gun control following the shooting at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday.


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Gabby Giffords and Steve Scalise’s House colleagues show support after Va. shooting

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:50

After House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot Wednesday, reactions poured in from his former and current colleagues in Congress, as well as the president and vice president.


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Donald Trump, 71, through the years

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:50

His name is on skyscrapers, casinos, country clubs, neckties, jewelry, cologne, a shelf-full of books, a self-proclaimed “university,” a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — and official portraits throughout the Oval Office.


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Trump praises cops after Va. shooting, says America best when ‘unified’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:37

President Trump on Wednesday hailed the “heroic actions” of Capitol Police who took down the gunman and urged Americans to look past their frequently toxic political divisions.


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James T. Hodgkinson identified as slain gunman in congressional baseball shooting

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:29

The gunman who opened fire on Republican members of Congress on a baseball field outside Washington Wednesday morning has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson.


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GOP lawmakers describe baseball field shooting: ‘I felt like I was back in Iraq but without my weapon’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:21

A gunman opened fire Wednesday at a baseball field where Republican legislators were practicing. Some Congress members spoke to the media after the attack.


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Who is Steve Scalise, House majority whip?

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:51

Some background on Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was among those shot Wednesday morning while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.


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Live coverage: Gunman opens fire at GOP baseball practice; Scalise, 4 others wounded

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 17:33

A gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning. Five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, were wounded. The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., was shot by police and later died. Follow Yahoo News’ live blog below for all the latest developments.


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Gillespie to face Northam after mixed verdict for anti-Trump forces in Virginia’s gubernatorial primary

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:43

The Democratic Party’s enthusiasm to repudiate President Trump was clearly demonstrated by the record number of voters who helped nominate Ralph Northam


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Schiff on Russia investigation: We’ll get the truth to the public ‘one way or another’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:15

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the truth about Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign would eventually come out, if not in open congressional testimony, then in reports to be issued down the road. Following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate intelligence committee testimony Thursday, Schiff told Yahoo News that he didn’t understand why testimony by National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and NSA Director Mike Rogers about unclassified matters had to be given in closed sessions. “I don’t think they had a sound basis for refusing to testify in open session,” said Schiff, who is the ranking member of the House intelligence committee.


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‘I don’t recall’: Jeff Sessions doesn’t remember much about last year at Senate hearing

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:06

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had a hard time remembering whether or not he met with any Russian officials during Donald Trump's presidential campaign last year.


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Full coverage: Jeff Sessions’ Senate testimony

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 02:30

AG Jeff Sessions will testify for the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 13, and face questions about his meetings with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.


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Sen. Wyden to Sessions: Your comments don’t ‘pass the smell test’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 02:28

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Ron Wyden exchanged a series of barbs during Sessions’ Tuesday testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.


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Republicans mum on health care progress as Trump urges Senate to repeal Obamacare

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 02:16

Debate continued to rage in Congress Tuesday about a long awaited Senate healthcare bill, with top Republicans meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on the matter.


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Jeff Sessions promises not to target Robert Mueller: It wouldn’t be ‘appropriate for me to do’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 01:50

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee he would not take any actions that could result in the firing of Robert Mueller.


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Sessions contradicts Comey, says he was not silent about FBI director’s Trump concerns

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 01:33

Jeff Sessions rejected Comey’s claim that he “did not reply” when the former FBI director expressed concerns about having private communications with Trump.


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Jeff Sessions: It’s a ‘detestable lie’ to say I colluded with Russia

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 01:10

The attorney general denied any knowledge of collusion and also denied any recollection of a possible third meeting with the Russian ambassador.


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