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Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice

He dragged himself away from the infield leaving a trail of blood before fellow lawmakers could rush to his assistance. MedStar Washington tweeted that House whip Scalise, of Louisiana, is in a critical condition following surgery. Alexandria police chief Michael Brown said his officers arrived at the scene within three minutes, engaged the suspect together with Capitol Police officers, and took him into custody.


Democrat has 'mixed emotions' ahead of congressional baseball game

Democrat has 'mixed emotions' ahead of congressional baseball game

Congressman Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he and a colleague spoke with an unfriendly and abrasive but otherwise unremarkable man as they left their baseball practice for an annual charity game early to return to the Capitol. They returned to Capitol Hill, and DeSantis went to the House gym to take a shower. "This is a shocking act of violence in Virginia and I'm praying for all those wounded in this morning's shooting", said Ossoff.


IL congressman not hurt when gunman opens fire at Virginia baseball practice

IL congressman not hurt when gunman opens fire at Virginia baseball practice

Scalise , the majority whip and No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives. President Donald Trump said the alleged gunman had been killed. One of his staffers, as well as a few Capitol Police officers, were injured as well. The Democrats were practicing at a field not far from the Republicans and Sen. Senator Bernie Sanders has said that the assailant had reportedly volunteered in his campaign, according to ABC reports.


GOP senators impose slew of new restrictions on reporters

GOP senators impose slew of new restrictions on reporters

Comey discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, though his remarks also raised questions that were directed at Sessions on Tuesday. "Based on my evaluation, and for the reasons expressed by the Deputy Attorney General in the attached memorandum", Sessions said in a May 9 letter to Trump, "I have concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".


House Speaker Postpones Vote On Changes To Mass. Marijuana Law

House Speaker Postpones Vote On Changes To Mass. Marijuana Law

The law, written by legalization advocates aiming to tamp down the black market, included a total tax rate of 12 percent. The House proposal would allow the governing body of a city or town - such as the city council, board of selectmen or town meeting - to vote to ban pot shops or cultivation facilities from their communities or to limit the number of establishments to fewer than are now allowed.



Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Authorities said Wednesday afternoon that it was too early to determine if the attack was a targeted shooting or an assassination attempt. "In June a year ago, the Republican appeared to quote Fox News contributor Judge Napolitano on Twitter, which said: "[We] have a Second Amendment ...