• US strikes against pro-Syrian government forces in self-defense: Mattis
US strikes against pro-Syrian government forces in self-defense: Mattis

An updated USA strategy is widely considered to be needed in Afghanistan , and Trump has indicated he's willing to give his generals wide latitude to make decisions. At the same time, McCain said the USA just "can't keep going like this" without having a workable strategy on Afghanistan . Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, noted the for...

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  • Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone
Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone

The suspect was later identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois. A Facebook page belonging to a person with the same name includes pictures of Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders , and rhetoric against President Trump , including a post that reads: "Trump is a Traitor".

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  • False alert after US Air Force base placed on lockdown
False alert after US Air Force base placed on lockdown

Rep. John Garamendi tells The Associated Press that the lockdown went into effect at Travis Air Force Base on Wednesday after someone reported a possible gunshot. A simulated security drill was scheduled to take place Wednesday and Thursday, but Travis Air Force base officials said on social media the security incident was unrelated to it.

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  • Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president
Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

Boccabella, who called Spanier's situation a "Shakespearean tragedy", sentenced the 69-year-old to 4 to 12 months in prison, followed by 2 years of probation. Sandusky was not arrested until 2011 , after an anonymous tip led prosecutors to investigate. Spanier was convicted of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001, a d...

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  • Hodgkinson had rifle, pistol in GOP baseball practice attack
Hodgkinson had rifle, pistol in GOP baseball practice attack

Some Capitol Police officers, assigned to protect Scalise, were on the scene at the time of the shooting. His demeanor was "calm", witness Falisa Peoples said. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, was shot in the hip. "Drop your weapon", an officer shouted, and when he didn't, they shot him. Slater and Virginia Gov.

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  • Rifle-wielding gunman shoots top Republican politician at baseball practice
Rifle-wielding gunman shoots top Republican politician at baseball practice

Rep. Mo Brooks assisted Rep. Steve Scalise and another person who were wounded in a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Davis, who was at bat at the time of the shooting, said he hopes Wednesday marks a turning point in how lawmakers engage in the future. "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic act...

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise wounded in shooting at congressional baseball practice
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise wounded in shooting at congressional baseball practice

Scalise underwent surgery and is in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement by his office. Democratic Rep. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., were also at the practice. Multiple people were shot at a congressional baseball team practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.

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  • Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice
Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

Citing government officials, both the Associated Press and the Washington Post identified Hodgkinson of IL as the alleged shooter. "This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street", McAuliffe said, citing a statistic that 93 Americans are killed with guns daily.

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  • Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary, Gillespie Clinches in Tight GOP Race
Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary, Gillespie Clinches in Tight GOP Race

Ralph Northam defeated former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello , who ran as an unapologetic liberal crusader supported by prominent national Democrats like Sens. Virginia voters picked their parties' nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and dozens of House of Delegates races Tuesday, plus local contests in some areas.

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  • Southern Baptists to vote on condemning 'alt-right' political movement
Southern Baptists to vote on condemning 'alt-right' political movement

The denomination is home to prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump . White evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Trump, and numerous denomination's top leaders have become advisers to the president. "This resolution has a number on it", Moore said. Dwight McKissic , a prominent African-American preacher, drafted the resoluti...

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  • North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma
North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

But it noted that the State Department is continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of other American citizens who are jailed there. U.S. Senator Rob Portman of OH said: "Otto's detainment and sentence was unnecessary and appalling, and North Korea should be universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior".

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  • Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity
Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

Speaking from the Diplomatic Reception Room at 11:36 a.m. EST, the president confirmed that the suspect in the shooting , identified as James T. Hodgkinson , died after sustaining injuries. "At the same time I hear Steve Scalise over at second base scream - he was shot ", Brooks said on CNN . The shooter opened fire at a baseball fi...

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  • Trump reacts on Twitter on 9th circuit Court verdict
Trump reacts on Twitter on 9th circuit Court verdict

Brian Schatz. "The courts continue to affirm what we already know: the Muslim ban is un-American, unconstitutional, and contrary to everything we stand for". "They don't need to psychoanalyze the president", he said. The Justice Department filed an appeal with the Supreme Court, which is expected to announce in the coming weeks whether it will hear...

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  • 'Anti-Sharia' Marchers Met With Counter-Protests Around The Country
'Anti-Sharia' Marchers Met With Counter-Protests Around The Country

Counter-protesters were reportedly "dressed in black masks and hoods" and could be heard chanting, "No Trump, no KKK, no Fascist USA'". Marches against Islamic law have drawn larger counter-rallies in some US cities. "There are Muslim women like me who live in America, and I'm as western as they come". Hundreds across the USA rallied yesterday ...

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  • What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?
What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?

A witness outside the Alexandria, Virginia ballpark where five people were shot Wednesday captured dramatic video of the attack on his cell phone. The suspect was also wounded and detained, and President Donald Trump confirmed Hodgkinson died at the hospital.

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  • Va. governor: 'There are too many guns on the streets'
Va. governor: 'There are too many guns on the streets'

Capitol Police for their quick action and through their heroic efforts and others they save a lot of lives", McAuliffe said. McAuliffe has long talked about what he sees as the need for stricter background checks for gun purchases at gun shows.

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  • Oklahoma inmates escape through a jail ventilation system - again
Oklahoma inmates escape through a jail ventilation system - again

Moody and Baker escaped in March using the same ventilation center. "There's an area between the ceiling and. probably about a 10-foot wall". The sheriff said he believes that Baker and Moody were able to make their escape in a stolen white Dodge truck.

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  • Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests
Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Gabby Giffords, a former US representative who was shot by an attacker in 2011, called the shooting an attack on all who serve or participate in "our democracy". The nature of their injuries was not immediately clear. Members described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there unti...

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  • Texas Rep. Joe Barton, son witnessed shooting at Virginia baseball field
Texas Rep. Joe Barton, son witnessed shooting at Virginia baseball field

Joe Barton (R-Texas), the Republican baseball manager. Barton, R-Ennis, the longtime Republican manager, and Rep. At a press conference in the wake of Rep. The congressman then saw a news article about a shooting at a congressional baseball practice. Duffy pointed out that most members of Congress don't travel with a security detail, but luc...

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  • House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice
House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

Matt Rudiger, a 45-year-old salesman who was at a Metairie, Louisiana, coffee shop near Scalise's district office, said the shooting "really hit close to home" because he and Scalise both graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie.

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before Senate intel committee Tuesday
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before Senate intel committee Tuesday

The Senate Intelligence Committee now wants answers from the attorney general, and Sessions will have a chance to provide them this Tuesday during a public hearing . "We were also aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said.

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  • Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts
Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

What he and president Trump discussed concerning Comey's firing and the Russian investigation. Last week , Mr. Comey told the same Senate panel he was sacked because the investigation was "irritating" Mr. " This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it ". During Comey's June 8 appearance before th...

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  • Neighbor says some UPS workers gather on roof
Neighbor says some UPS workers gather on roof

Avoid the area of 17th Street and Vermont due to #SFPD Police activity. He said the four victims were taken to a hospital but didn't know their conditions. In a statement , UPS said local law enforcement had control of the facility and that the company was cooperating with the investigation. San Francisco police Sgt.

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  • Trump says James Comey's testimony about Mike Flynn's probe is not true
Trump says James Comey's testimony about Mike Flynn's probe is not true

In his testimony, Comey also said Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The president and Iohannis first spoke of cooperation between the two countries in fighting terrorism, but the conference quickly turned to the R...

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  • Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yanks 5-4
Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yanks 5-4

Drew Pomeranz (6-3) made those homers stand by allowing two runs and six hits in a laborious five innings. OAKLAND, Calif. - Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning against his former club, helping Toronto avoid a sweep.

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  • Rain and storms chances continue this week
Rain and storms chances continue this week

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Pooling water on roads and in low-lying areas was reported in western Stearns County, the weather service said. Ultimately, six Wyoming Counties - Albany, Converse, Goshen, Laramie, Niobrara, and Platte - were under tornado watch Monday afternoon.

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  • Eight advocate groups to Senate: AHCA would harm patients
Eight advocate groups to Senate: AHCA would harm patients

Patty Murray fear the Senate's secret bill could strip away health insurance from millions of Americans. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are original co-sponsors of the legislation. The only state estimated to lose more jobs than Pennsylvania by 2026 is NY with 86,000. "The AHCA would initially cre...

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  • Severe storms for parts of Oklahoma Tuesday
Severe storms for parts of Oklahoma Tuesday

Idlewild. Summit. Fleetwood. and Cascade Falls.Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Manatee County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service .

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  • UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center
UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center

A witness says he heard at least five gunshots and saw UPS drivers running down the street screaming "shooter, shooter" after the shots were fired. A UPS statement said the shooter and all the victims were employees. and the gunman was a UPS employee. He reopened after he saw police had blocked off an area around the UPS building, which is ab...

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  • Airport: Emergency workers focused on saving woman
Airport: Emergency workers focused on saving woman

Hogan says the woman was wearing a shirt and underwear. Hogan confirms that EMT staff found Hines unconscious in the lavatory, but was unable to address what had happened to her. Earlier it was reported that a woman collapsed and died in the rear bathroom on an American Airlines flight and was dragged naked from the waist down past other passen...

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  • Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia
Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia

Democrats and Republicans on the Foreign Relations and Banking Committees agreed to an amendment , to be attached to a pending Iran sanctions bill , that would also impose new sanctions on Russian Federation over human rights abuses and for providing weapons to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Bernie Sanders 'Sickened' by Congressman Shooting
Bernie Sanders 'Sickened' by Congressman Shooting

Court records show Hodgkinson's legal trouble started in the 1990s. In 2006, Hodgkinson was arrested for domestic battery for assaulting a woman and subsequently aiming a shotgun at her boyfriend. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told The Washington Post that they are examining two firearms, a rifle and a handgun. No...

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  • 'I am safe.' Rep. Duncan on gunman shooting at Congressional Republicans
'I am safe.' Rep. Duncan on gunman shooting at Congressional Republicans

But after Duncan and DeSantis saw a photo of alleged shooter James T. Hodgkinson, the interaction is now downright chilling. DeSantis said the man who talked to him was not carrying anything at the time and said he told the police what had happened.

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  • House spurns GOP leaders in crafting $28 billion-plus budget
House spurns GOP leaders in crafting $28 billion-plus budget

A $12 million portion would come from a reserve in the state Senate . "We're hopeful the House recognizes that either we're going to do some tax reform components or we're going to live within our means", said Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson.

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  • Georgia inmates on the run after killing prison guards during transport
Georgia inmates on the run after killing prison guards during transport

They were serving sentences at Hancock State Prison for armed robbery and other crimes. Georgia is now investigating how two unsafe prisoners were able to overpower the guards. Thirty-one other inmates were on the bus at the time of the incident, but Greg Dozier with the Georgia Department of Corrections said they stayed on the bus and have coope...

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