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Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

Scalise was reported to have been tended to by Rep. Brad Wenstrup of OH, a US Army Reserve doctor who served in Iraq, before his treatment at the hospital. "The congressman's status remains critical", Dr. Sava. "We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said. Hodgkinson was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with police during the rampage. Read More

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Hundreds protest after Minnesota officer acquitted in Castile shooting

Hundreds protest after Minnesota officer acquitted in Castile shooting

Yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a July 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after Castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. Castile was licensed to carry the weapon. Outside the courthouse, Valerie Castile said Yanez got away with "murder", noting that her son was wearing a seatbelt and in a vehicle with his girlfriend and her then-4-year-old daughter when he was shot. Read More

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Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet' for all of us

The Congressional Baseball Game, a century-old charity event for which Democrats and Republicans shelve their political squabbles and face off on the field, is scheduled to be played Thursday night at Nationals Park in Washington , D.C. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More

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Defense to call more witnesses in cop's manslaughter trial

Defense to call more witnesses in cop's manslaughter trial

My baby girl", he said . He says when he approached the auto, he could smell burnt or burning marijuana. Yanez's fate rests in the hands of a jury who will deliberate at the close of the trial. Prosecutor Richard Dusterhoft asked Yanez about a statement to investigators that he saw the barrel of the gun before he fired. Castile was roughly the same age, same race and had similar dreadlocks to the robbery suspect, Yanez testified . Read More

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Another round of storms possible tonight

Another round of storms possible tonight

Sun: High: 84 Low: 68 Decreasing clouds, breezy, and cooler. Hit-or-miss showers will continue throughout Friday . It is important to note that not everyone will see rain Thursday because of the scattered nature of the storms. This will likely cause late-night thunderstorms that will carry into Monday . There was some damage reported south of Salina, where heavy rain and 70 mile-per-hour wind was reported along the Saline / McPherson County line. Read More

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President Calls House Health Care Bill

President Calls House Health Care Bill "Mean", Pushes Senate for "Generous" Legislation

A month after praising the House-approved bill and ensuring it was "incredibly well-crafted", Trump urged the senators to make substantial changes to the same bill, which has been created to replace President Barack Obama's health reform implemented in 2010, but still needs the Senate's approval, according to legislative sources cited by media outlets CNN and The Hill . Read More

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Trump to Announce Plan to Stop Cash Flow to Cuban Military

Independent Cuban enterprises not affiliated with the military, which are smaller and far fewer in number, will still be permitted to do business with USA citizens and companies under Trump's policy, Politico's report said. The embargo, which has the force of law, was not ended under Obama. Despite Obama's effort to improve ties, the Republican-dominated Congress has refused to lift Washington's 57-year-old embargo against Havana, which makes it illegal for United States corporations ... Read More

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Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

A RIFLE-WIELDING man with an apparent deep hatred of US President Donald Trump has opened fire on Republican politicians at a baseball practice, injuring five people. Posts from a year ago show he was adamantly opposed to Clinton, and, after the election, to President Donald Trump. Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter , a frequent voice on conservative cable news and talk radio, describing the gunman as "some nut Bernie ... Read More

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Mueller Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction

The newspaper's story was met with a furious reaction from Trump's personal lawyer and the Republican National Committee. The letter said the investigation would also probe Mr Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as former president Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation. Read More

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Authorities say escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee

Sills said it was stolen late Tuesday night, roughly 12 hours after they ransacked a house 9 miles (14 kilometers) away to gather food and change from their prison uniforms. The convicted felons allegedly overpowered two veteran correction officers during the transport and shot and killed both men during the escape . The escapees are believed to be in a stolen white Ford F-250 pickup truck. Read More

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US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korea ". They also said they are grateful he "will finally be with people who love him". After a senior State Department official flew to Pyongyang to demand Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds , he was flown out in a medical evacuation. Read More

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Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller

On CNN to anchor Chris Cuomo: "I think it is a consideration the president has had, because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe. Read More

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House votes to thank Capitol Police for saving lawmakers in baseball shooting

House votes to thank Capitol Police for saving lawmakers in baseball shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is a member of the Republican leadership, he is always accompanied by officers from the Capitol Police. Bailey was not shot but was treated for a minor injury and has been released from a hospital. "My thanks to them are inadequate but heartfelt". It's unclear if she's related to WNBA star Brittney Griner. "Her heroic actions yesterday don't surprise me in the least". Read More

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Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner attends a meeting between US President Donald Trump and small business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington , DC, on January 30, 2017. "We do not know what this report refers to". Moscow also refuted the allegations of interfering in the 2016 presidential election and called them absurd. Read More

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Cosby Arrives For 4th Day Of Jury Deliberations

Cosby Arrives For 4th Day Of Jury Deliberations

His lawyers say the two were in a relationship and that what happened was consensual. Following the jury's morning note , one of Cosby's accusers, Jewel Allison, began crying. On Thursday, jurors wrote a note to the judge, saying, "We can not come to a unanimous consensus on any of these counts". Wyatt added a note of caution, saying: "We just hope right now that these jurors are still being treated the way they should be treated - that no one will come in and try to have them ... Read More

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Topeka weather for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Topeka weather for Thursday, June 15, 2017

The weather service said the temperatures will increase chances for heat-related illnesses for those exposed to prolonged outdoor heat, especially the elderly, children, and other sensitive groups. The low will be around 74, with a south wind of 8 to 11 miles per hour. Saturday , June 17 - Sunny, with a high near 97. Southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Read More

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Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

It was a frightful sight". The most recent U.S. Open champions looked anything but Thursday at Erin Hills . Payne Stewart made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole to beat Mickelson by one shot. Workers unloaded the gurney off the truck and loaded it onto a waiting emergency helicopter, which then flew off to a nearby hospital. In a statement the USGA reiterated that the blimp was not affiliated with the tournament. Read More

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Will Cosby testify at sex assault trial? Lawyers remain mum

The jury, which is set to enter its fifth hour of deliberations, went straight to the heart of the case with its first question Monday night: Can we hear again what Cosby said he told accuser Andrea Constand when he gave her pills before engaging in sexual contact? Constand , then 31, said she twice rebuffed his efforts, including one time when he tried to unzip her trousers. Read More

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Bernie Sanders says man ID'd as shooter was on campaign

A rifle-toting U.S. man opened fire Wednesday at about two dozen Republican lawmakers and staff holding a baseball practice ahead of a charity game, wounding a top congressman and four others. She and a friend attempted to flee by vehicle, but Hodgkinson allegedly "opened the door, cut the ignition and used a pocketknife to cut the seatbelt", according to the News-Democrat. Read More

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Senate Judiciary Committee seeks meeting with Robert Mueller

Rosenstein said he has. Grassley says, "It'll be thorough and fill in all of the holes that the Intelligence Committee (left), because it has very limited jurisdiction, no oversight per se of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller is also leading an investigation into those issues. Read More

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Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

Hodgkinson , identified as the gunman who shot senior Republican Steve Calise and his aides at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday, was a big hater of conservatives and President Donald Trump . Hodgkinson's anti-Republican stance was clear, not just on his own page, but in other Facebook groups. IL business records show that the suspect owned JTH Inspections, which he claimed to have operated for more than 30 years. Read More

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Friend: UPS victim was teddy bear with big heart

Authorities secured the building, and a San Francisco Police Department special operations units searched the facility for additional victims and witnesses, according to the department. "He was a joyful man". "He was always upbeat and never, ever complained about anything", Barry said of Lefiti . Dozens of family members were at the scene for Lefiti , including his cousin who saw him right after he was shot at work. Read More

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Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

In a Senate floor speech, Sanders said he's "sickened" by the shooting. Hodgkinson was shot by law enforcement officers after opening fire at the early morning practice of a Republican baseball team. By all accounts, James T. Hodgkinson was a passionate liberal who had a history of minor skirmishes with the law, but no one saw a man capable of planning and executing a shooting rampage against members of Congress. Read More

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Trump says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back in

Trump says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back in

Pence tweeted shortly after leaving the MedStar Washington Hospital Center that he and his wife, Karen, had thanked doctors and hospital staff, and he sought prayers for Scalise and the others injured. Over social media he had lashed out at Trump and the GOP. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Read More

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Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Trump replied: "100 percent". "Mr. President, can we get back to James Comey's testimony ", ABC journalist Jon Karl asked Friday. Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'

The game has since become for many a symbol of Capitol Hill collegiality - something lacking in Washington in recent years - and a sign that democracy is more powerful than any gunman. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. After the mass shooting, the Congressional Baseball Game announced they had added the Capitol Police Memorial Fund to their list of charities. Read More

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