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Rep. Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Surgery

ABC News reports: Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, is in critical condition, hospital officials said this afternoon, after he and four others were shot by a gunman who opened fire on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, this morning. Scalise, a lobbyist, a congressional staffer and two Capitol Police officers were …

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Paul Ryan Pleads For Unity In Wake Of Shooting: An Attack On One Of Us Is An Attack On All Of Us [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed the House on Wednesday after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice. “We are united in our shock, united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” Ryan said. He named the victims of the shootings, including two Capitol Police officers, …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Reacts To Virginia Mass Shooting: I Am Sickened By And Condemn This Despicable Act

“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change …

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Congressional Baseball Game To Take Place As Planned

The Hill reports: A House Democrat scheduled to play in the Congressional Baseball Game said Wednesday the charity event will still happen despite this morning’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others. Rep. Eric. Swalwell (D-Calif.) tweeted that the game will continue as scheduled on Thursday evening. “The #congressionalbaseballgame is on,” Swallwell tweeted. “We will play for charity, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Comments On Virginia Shooting

At 11:30AM Trump will issue a statement from the White House on this morning’s mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia where Republican members of the House and Senate were practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game. Watch live below.

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Police Name Virginia Shooter As 66 Year-Old Illinois Man

The Washington Post reports: The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show. Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to …

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BREAKING: Rep. Steve Scalise And Aide Shot At US House Baseball Practice, Two Police Officers Also Shot

An early report from Fox News: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed. Police tweeted they “believed” the gunman was in custody. Sen. Mike Lee …

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THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU: Man Sentenced To Prison For “Forced Exorcism” Of Teenage Daughter

The Detroit Free Press reports: A Livingston County man is heading to prison for slapping his teen daughter during an argument that she says arose after he and other members of the family tried to perform a forced exorcism. William Ellis Watt of Gregory was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for third-offense domestic violence Friday for an …

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POLL: 42% Of Trump Voters Back Assaulting Reporters

The Week reports: President Trump’s supporters are nearly evenly split on whether it’s “appropriate” for a politician to body-slam a journalist, a Public Policy Polling survey released Monday revealed. While 45 percent of Trump supporters said that it was not acceptable for a politician to use physical force against a reporter, 42 percent said it was. The poll was released …

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Sentenced To Week Of Community Service For Assault On Reporter

The New York Daily News reports: Greg Gianforte, the soon-to-be Montana congressman who body slammed a reporter on the eve of his special election last month, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service on Monday, after having a 180-day jail sentence deferred. Gianforte had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges over the incident, and was sentenced Monday to …

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Mistrial Declared In Case Of Preacher Charged With Beating Gay Man After Juror Shares “Documents”

The Associated Press reports: A judge held a juror in contempt and declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a North Carolina church minister charged in the beating of a congregant who says he was attacked to expel his “homosexual demons.” Superior Court Judge Gary Gavenus immediately sentenced the juror, Perry Shade Jr., to 30 days in jail and …

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NEW JERSEY: Cops Caught On Tape Beating And Kicking Innocent Bystander On Fire After Car Crash [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A group of New Jersey cops was caught on cell phone video kicking and beating an innocent bystander who had been burnt by a car that crashed while trying to flee police. The video shows the 28-year-old man rolling out of a car engulfed in flames. Several officers, some drawing their weapons, surround the …

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Seeks Delay In Assault Case While Parties “Explore Settlement”

Roll Call reports: Montana’s future Rep. Greg Gianforte filed for an extension for his court appearance date after he was charged with a misdemeanor for assaulting a journalist last month. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after an audio recording from Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs showed Gianforte allegedly grabbed Jacobs and threw him to the ground before telling the reporter …

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How The Trumps Stole From Kids With Cancer

This morning Forbes published a rather lengthy analysis of how the Trump family siphoned away money meant for a children’s cancer charity supposedly supported by Eric Trump. An excerpt: The Donald J. Trump Foundation, which has come under previous scrutiny for self-dealing and advancing the interests of its namesake rather than those of charity, apparently used the Eric Trump Foundation to …

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PARIS: Cops Shoot Attacker At Notre Dame [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Police in Paris have asked members of the public to stay away from Notre Dame Cathedral during an ongoing incident. There were unconfirmed reports that a man had been shot after attempting to attack a police officer. The man attacked an officer with a hammer before one of his colleagues opened fire and “neutralised” him, French media …

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Trial Begins For Church Leader Accused Of Leading Beating Of Gay Man To Cure His “Homosexual Demons”

The Associated Press reports: One of five people charged with beating a fellow church member to expel what they called “homosexual demons” says church leaders asked everyone at the attack to tell investigators that nothing happened. Sarah Anderson testified Friday that she told other leaders at Word of Faith Fellowship she thought Matthew Fenner was unclean and sinful. Anderson also …

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Illinois Bans “Gay Panic” Murder Defense

Slate reports: On Wednesday, the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill prohibiting the “gay panic” defense, which allows alleged murderers to defend their actions in court by arguing that their victim’s sexual orientation “triggered” their crime. The bill also bars the “trans panic” defense, which alleged murderers may use to justify the killing of a trans person on …

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STOP IN THE NAME OF JESUS: Kentucky Governor To Launch Roaming Prayer Groups To Battle Urban Crime

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin said in a jam-packed meeting Thursday that his plan to confront Louisville’s growing violence is to have roaming prayer groups in the West End. Bevin urged faith leaders, public officials and residents to take a 10-block span, walk corner to corner, and pray with the community two to three times a week during …

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Man With Assault Rifle Busted At DC Trump Hotel

Washington’s NBC affiliate reports: A man has been arrested after police found an assault rifle, a handgun and 90 rounds of ammunition in his possession at the Trump International Hotel in Northwest Washington. Bryan Moles, 43, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, was arrested inside the hotel about midnight Wednesday, police said. According to a charging document, police learned Moles was traveling to …

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Portland Killer Rants In Court: You Call It Terrorism, I Call It Patriotism, You Hear Me? Die! [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. “Get out if you don’t like free speech,” he said, and, “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism. You hear me? Die.” Christian, 35, is accused of fatally stabbing two men who defended a 16-year-old and her Muslim friend on a Portland, Oregon, train …

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