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Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment
- June 17, 2017

Griner and Bailey have been hailed as heroes after taking down the shooter. "There's no escaping a guy with a, you know, he had several hundred bullets and we no weapons and no place to hide". Bailey was treated and released for a minor injury. He graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2007 with a degree in physical education and served as president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. (more...)
Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'
- June 17, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , Dr. Jack Sava , the hospital's director of trauma, said Friday . The crowd started clapping and chanting United States of America after the first pitch was thrown by injured Capitol Police Officer David Bailey , one of the two officers on the congressman's security detail who've been credited with saving his life and potentially many others. (more...)
Michigan Baseball: Record 11 picked in MLB draft another sign of success Michigan Baseball: Record 11 picked in MLB draft another sign of success
- June 16, 2017

Joining the selections of Tide signees Bubba Thompson and Jacob Heatherly, who were taken in the first two days of the draft, three more members of Alabama's 2017 signing class were picked Wednesday. LHP Karl Cragie (SR) 34 RoundKargie was drafted in the 34 round (#1019 overall) by the Miami Marlins . Like with numerous top historical programs in college baseball, Georgia Tech must deal with incoming recruits potentially not enrolling at Tech due to being drafted in the MLB Draft. (more...)
Pence Hires Outside Counsel to Handle Russia Probe Questions Pence Hires Outside Counsel to Handle Russia Probe Questions
- June 16, 2017

Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a "witch hunt", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him. The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post . In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump called the Post's report "phony". (more...)
Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice
- June 15, 2017

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. (more...)
Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public
- June 14, 2017

The President has played coy. Barring the emergence of evidence such as a surreptitious recording of the conversation - Trump tweeted that Comey had better hope there are no tapes - deciding which of the two men's accounts is factual may depend on which details most accurately reflect others' recollections. (more...)
Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public
- June 14, 2017

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home
- June 13, 2017

Sonya Pifer , who told the station she is the stepmother of the two younger victims, said the two were college students and had been estranged from their father since they became adults. The family friend who found them was the older daughter's boyfriend. No arrests have been made, but police tell WOIO they're investigating " persons of interest ". (more...)
Liveblog: Senate Intel Committee's Section 702 Hearing
- June 10, 2017

Burr asked NSA Director Mike Rogers, who replied that there had not been, and said that if Section 702 collection was not authorized, the NSA would be unable to identify and prevent critical threats to United States national security. When a USA person is involved in these monitored conversations in any way, Rogers said, "we first ask ourselves if we are looking at a potentially criminal act". (more...)
Anti-Sharia rallies this weekend worry Muslim leaders
- June 10, 2017

ACT for America activists portray Sharia as largely incompatible with American democracy and often warn of a stealth effort to replace US law with Islamic law. On the question of is Islam oppressive to women. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. But they're operating from a Muslim-centric perspective to challenge that. (more...)
More Than 30 Charged With Mob Crimes, Including Trafficking Chocolate More Than 30 Charged With Mob Crimes, Including Trafficking Chocolate
- June 09, 2017

More than two dozen were arrested - most in the New York City area, though others were held in Nevada and Florida - with the remainder still at large. The suspects were part of criminal activities such as illegal gambling businesses, credit card fraud and selling stolen goods. The defendants, a lot of them from Brooklyn, included Razhden Shulaya, 40, of Edgewater, New Jersey, identified as a " vor " or elite criminal from the former Soviet Union who allegedly headed a nationwide ... (more...)
Check your numbers in Wednesday's $380 million Powerball drawing Check your numbers in Wednesday's $380 million Powerball drawing
- June 09, 2017

The largest Powerball jackpot ever to hit was $1.586 billion, which was shared between tickets sold in three states in January 2016. If the pot doesn't go up before the 10:59 p.m. Wednesday night's jackpot was set at $380.6 million, according to Lottery Post . Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. (more...)
Florida mom intentionally lets snake bite 1-year-old Florida mom intentionally lets snake bite 1-year-old
- June 07, 2017

Laurent presenting a Tupperware container to a 1-year-old girl, whom they did not name, at her Sebring home. According to WFTS , the video that St. "People who know me know that I would never hurt my children", she insisted. As a result, the daughter no longer wanted to touch the snake. You can hear the daughter flinch and cry each time the snake strikes her. (more...)
United States mayors back Sadiq Khan in Donald Trump Twitter row United States mayors back Sadiq Khan in Donald Trump Twitter row
- June 07, 2017

On Sunday, a spokesman for the London mayor said he was working with the police, emergency services and government to coordinate the response to the attack, and had " more important things to do" than to respond to Trump. Still, May never directly criticized the American President for his statements following the attack. In a true shocker, the inexplicably employed CNN contributor and cyborgian Trump loyalist defended Trump's attack on the mayor of a city recovering from a terrorist ... (more...)
More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked
- June 06, 2017

Lewandowski said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" that he'd be willing to join the White House staff if "the right role is there". Dubke's job was to work behind-the-scenes managing the White House communications strategy and responses to crises, such as the firing of FBI director James B. (more...)
Rahal takes pole, track record at Detroit GP Rahal takes pole, track record at Detroit GP
- June 05, 2017

Newgarden continued to gain almost a second a lap on Rahal before in the final laps before a blown turbo on Spencer Pigot's auto brought out a red flag on Lap 67 of 70. Rahal was thankful to his team for giving him a great vehicle this weekend around the Belle Isle circuit, and he rewarded them in the best possible way by putting it into victory lane. (more...)
London Authorities Investigate Van Attack, Stabbings
- June 04, 2017

A photo was also published of another man being arrested in the Vauxhall area of London , although police are now saying that the Vauxhall incident is not related to the coordinated terrorist attacks in London at London Bridge and Borough Market. (more...)
'March for Truth' protests draw thousands of Americans to the streets 'March for Truth' protests draw thousands of Americans to the streets
- June 04, 2017

Protesters also want Trump to release his tax returns . The organizers were also calling for an investigation into ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump and his associates. James asked them to join in with the protest. "As you know, the president has been under siege from the mainstream media and the Democrats, especially now that he put American jobs first by withdrawing from the Paris accord", reads an invitation to the rally issued by the president's campaign. (more...)
Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders work out budget deal Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders work out budget deal
- June 04, 2017

Rick Scott , Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced a budget deal had been reached. A laundry list of disagreements between Gov. Visit Florida will see its funding restored to the current level of $76 million, Scott said, with measures to "increase accountability and transparency" at the agency, which saw its funding drastically cut in the original budget approved by the Legislature last month. (more...)
White House communications director resigns amid tensions
- June 01, 2017

The move was soon confirmed by multiple outlets. But as Trump World reflects on the president's first trip overseas, and begins to take steps that affect the world, this administration's incoherent approach to global affairs is starting to come into sharper focus. (more...)