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Congressional Baseball game has tender moments, day after shooter injures 5

Scalise was shot Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at Republicans' congressional baseball practice in Alexandria. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. "Everyone's getting a bunch of death threats right now", Representative Ruben Gallego, a Democrat , told The Los Angeles Times . When the members of the Republican team were announced at Natio... [Full Article...]

Pence Hires Private Lawyer For Russia Investigation

Pence Hires Private Lawyer For Russia Investigation Cullen served as a US attorney under President George H.W. Bush and is now the chairman of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm in Richmond, Virginia, according to ABC News . Just before the story broke, Trump wrote a pair of angry tweets, suggesting that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election , should be under investigation instead of him.Earlier on Thursday, Trump called the probe... [Full Article...]

Minnesota Reps. Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen On Congressional Baseball

Minnesota Reps. Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen On Congressional Baseball Senate chaplain's prayer after lawmaker shooting Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting Trump Jr. appears to link lawmaker shooting to controversial "Julius Caesar" production MORE (R-Texas) was among those shot by a gunman at Republicans' congressional baseball game practice on Wednesday, according to the lawmaker's office. [Full Article...]

Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

Media reports last week said Mr Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with Mr Trump over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Hawaii's Attorney General Doug Chin says a ruling that upholds the blocking of President Donald Trump's travel ban shows why the country has three branches of government. [Full Article...]

Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

DOJ says they think he will testify in closed session. The matter is also being investigated by several congressional panels, including the Senate Intelligence Committee. JOHNSON: Yeah. The attorneys general for Washington , D.C., and Maryland tell The Washington Post they're planning to sue the president for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, that language that says the preside... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public hearing

Though we may not learn a lot about the Russian Federation investigation, we will be able to better assess Sessions' survival by the end of the day. In addition to his testimony, the fate of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also in the air. [Full Article...]

Anti-Sharia rallies this weekend worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Sharia rallies this weekend worry Muslim leaders ACT For America , which has been labeled an extremist anti-Muslim group by a national group that tracks hate groups, says it is holding a " March Against Sharia " in Syracuse on Saturday. Gabriel and her organization did not respond to requests for comment. Franklin "Frankie" Asbury, 17, said she noticed several social media posts from people who were angry about the ACT rally, so she created a ... [Full Article...]

Chocolate trafficking Is Apparently A Thing

Chocolate trafficking Is Apparently A Thing Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY. The gang is also charged with attempting to get a woman to seduce a man in Atlantic City, then knock him out with chloroform to rob him. It's also noteworthy that one of the group's biggest charges involved computer hacking-"Using computers is second nature to many of these groups", Mark Galeotti, a Russian crime specialist at the Institute of I... [Full Article...]

No Powerball victor last night, new jackpot estimated at $435M

No Powerball victor last night, new jackpot estimated at $435M The largest Powerball jackpot ever to hit was $1.586 billion, which shared between tickets sold in three states on January 13, 2016. Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Powerball is a multi-state lottery game that operates in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The drawing did, though, produce almost 45,000 winning tickets in Virginia. [Full Article...]

Florida mother allows snake to bite baby, defends decision

Florida mother allows snake to bite baby, defends decision She said it's important to teach her kids how to handle wildlife and what to avoid. Apparently, the woman is also under investigation by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office as she supposedly uploaded a video of the bad parenting incident to Facebook . [Full Article...]

White House seeks to wall off Russia questions

A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers overhauling his White House staff over frustrations that his team is struggling to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Graham Rahal takes pole, track record at Detroit Grand Prix

Graham Rahal takes pole, track record at Detroit Grand Prix Rahal made a last-lap pass of James Hinchcliffe for his previous win past year, when he beat Hinchcliffe by eight-thousandths of a second in the closest finish for an IndyCar race at Texas. Charlie Kimball couldn't avoid a slowing Conor Daly on the backstretch, and the contact that followed broke a piece of Kimball's auto. Rahal's excitement was tempered by the fact his wife, drag racer Cour... [Full Article...]

Crowds rally at March for Truth in DC and dozens of cities

Crowds rally at March for Truth in DC and dozens of cities Joy Miller of Boulder, Colo., holds up a placard during a protest against the polices of President Donald Trump Saturday, June 3, 2017 , in downtown Denver. They were countered with anti-Trump protesters and others. Comey has been summoned to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in regard to the comittee's ongoing investigation into Trump's potential involvement in what t... [Full Article...]

Gov. Scott vetoes $400M dollars from state budget, calls for special session

Gov. Scott vetoes $400M dollars from state budget, calls for special session Leaders at Enterprise Florida declined to be interviewed before Gov. Scott speaks to them on Friday. The downside for Scott in such a scenario is that eliminating budget line items does nothing to restore funding for his priorities, including economic incentives, tourism and public education. [Full Article...]

Former Penn State president gets jail time for failing to report Sandusky

Sandusky is appealing his sentence, and Spanier said he also planned to appeal. Boccabella also criticized legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno , whose 45-year career ended ignominiously with his firing days after Sandusky's 2011 indictment. [Full Article...]

Iowa's GOP senators say health care law repeal unlikely

Iowa's GOP senators say health care law repeal unlikely While Republicans haven't yet released their tax proposal, House Republicans' health care bill was created to meet the legislative rules required to pass the Senate with a simple majority. With 52 Republicans now in the Senate, along with Vice President Mike Pence who can come in and make a tie-breaker vote, this would make passing controversial legislation - like health care reform - a substantia... [Full Article...]

LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl

LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl Harper may have proven a point he felt he needed to make, but after video of his charging the pitcher hit social media, Twitter went after him. Both Harper and Strickland were ejected and the Nats took advantage of a stunned defense and added another run into the mix off Kontos, who'd just participated in the Strickland-damage-control. [Full Article...]

Abbott: Announcement on special session later in week

Abbott: Announcement on special session later in week Governor that died in the final days of the session. "When it gets to a special session, the time and topics are exclusively up to the governor of State of Texas, and, if we have a special session, convening only on the topics that I choose at the time of my choosing", Abbott said. [Full Article...]

NCAA baseball regional sites spread among 7 conferences

NCAA baseball regional sites spread among 7 conferences The 2016 NCAA tournament was also notable for being the first time since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1999 that the NCAA did not select a single West Coast school as one of the tournament's 16 regional hosts. If seats remain following the season ticket holder/Red Raider Club priority request period, all remaining all-session tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, May 31... [Full Article...]

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

An initial investigation showed that Bonnie Kalanick , 71, died Friday after the boat she was in struck a rock in Pine Flat Lake near the central California city of Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner's Office said in a statement. The circumstances of the accident were not confirmed. Deputies were notified of the incident just before 5 p.m. Friday when they received a report of a boat acc... [Full Article...]


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