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Sanders condemns 'despicable' shooting after reports that suspect volunteered for his campaign

Because of his high-ranking position, he is mandated to have an armed security detail, and it was one of his Capitol Police bodyguards, also wounded in the encounter, who shot gunman James Hodgkinson of IL, who later died in hospital. "I'm surprised as anybody", Jett told AFP . The paper reported that Hodgkinson belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party ". Read More »

Florida Gov. approves pay raise bill for state workers

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Thousands of people urged Scott to kill the bill, including some Republican lawmakers who suggested another special session to fix the "problems" within it. "Students and families deserve certainty when making these important decisions, and today's veto makes advance planning much more hard". He said the legislation was created to "further elevate Florida's nationally ranked" state colleges through a renewed focus on their core mission of graduating students with two-year associate degrees ... Read More »

Russian hackers targeted Dallas voter registration

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security alerted local elections offices in October to look out for around 600 suspicious Internet Protocol addresses possibly linked to Russian hackers, county officials said. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. Read More »

Anti-Trump gunman attacks USA lawmakers, dies in shootout

The Nationals also issued a statement in light of Wednesday's shooting by 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., who died from his injuries. "Republican", Duncan said before departing. Said Costa: "There is too much hateful and divisive comments that take place in our public debate these days". Read More »

Beshear holds off suing governor for restructuring boards

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In the past, those ultimatums haven't prevented lawsuits from moving forward. The letter from Bevin's office to the Attorney General read in part, "i$3 n light of your letter, and due to other changes the Governor believes appropriate, we are considering certain modifications in an amended executive order that we anticipate filing by this Friday". Read More »

May to meet Northern Ireland parties amid DUP deal concerns

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the party is meeting Mrs May to aid the process of restoring power-sharing in Northern Ireland. However, putting the pro-British unionist DUP in a position of influence in London could also undermine the British government's ability, enshrined in a 1998 peace agreement, to function as an impartial broker between Northern Ireland's unionists and its Catholic Irish nationalists. Read More »

Pakistan upset England to enter maiden Champions Trophy final

We continue to learn, everything we did was calculated, but Pakistan had played on the wicket previously and that helped. The winning runs came courtesy of a Hafeez pull to the square-leg boundary, leaving him unbeaten on 31, as Pakistan continued to belie their ranking of eighth in one-day global cricket . Read More »

Mass Effect writer Drew Karpyshyn confirms he's working on Anthem

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Given that Mass Effect Andromeda's writing was one of the biggest complaints against it ( aside from its animation ), the presence of Karpyshyn should be a comforting presence indeed to Bioware fans. Anthem is a game that apparently takes place far in the future of humanity, on a devastated Earth filled with odd animals, hostile robots, and insane weather. Read More »

1,2 millions de candidats passent la philosophie et le français jeudi — Bac

Le coup d'envoi des écrits du bac s'annonce particulièrement dense cette année. Avec pour, pour commencer, l'épreuve de philosophie, pour les candidats aux bac général et technologique. La plus forte hausse constatée est celle des candidats aux épreuves anticipées (+ 6,70 %, soit 503 732 élèves) correspondant à la génération née en 2000, année d'un mini-baby-boom. Read More »

Shooter had history of anti-GOP activity

A Facebook account that appears to belong to Hodgkinson is filled with anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts , as well as expressions of support for former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders . He is believed by investigators to have been a person "of strong views", the US official said, without elaborating. Hodgkinson's criminal history included a 2006 arrest on battery charges that were later dismissed, as well as multiple traffic violations. Read More »

Trump Under Investigation For Possible "Obstruction Of Justice"

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The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . The only problem is that these two accounts do not square with what Trump has said publicly about his decision to fire Comey. But Sessions said that despite his sense of problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he never raised that with Comey. Read More »

Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block - fire brigade chief

She said: "Right now, people want answers, and it's absolutely right and that's why I am today ordering a full public inquiry into this disaster". The cause of the blaze is still being investigated. Many people are still unaccounted for with firefighters saying the operation now in the "recovery phase". Smoke continued to billow out of the tower, left a dark shell of itself by Wednesday afternoon, following the fire that took hold dramatically and swiftly raged through the building ... Read More »

Congressional baseball players to wear LSU gear in Scalise's honor

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The gunman opened fire, injuring five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . The president was accompanied by White House doctor Ronny Jackson. Two congressman said they had sustained minor injuries while trying to take cover. The Democratic and Republican House and Senate male lawmakers are scheduled to face off in a charity game Thursday at Nationals Park. Read More »

Theresa May orders public inquiry into Grenfell Tower blaze 'tragedy'

The tragedy also spurred Prime Minister Theresa May to promise a full investigation. May didn't speak with journalists during the visit. But it was also, residents of the Grenfell Tower public housing development bitterly said, the specific and predictable result of years of warnings that had gone unheeded, an emblem of a city that is neglecting its most vulnerable residents even as it increasingly caters to the whims of the ultra-rich. Read More »

Newhouse weighs in on security issues after Alexandria shooting

He was administered multiple units of blood transfusions and will require additional operations, hospital representatives said. The two members of the Capitol Police who were injured while engaging the gunman who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice were being heralded as heroes on Wednesday. Read More »

Death toll in Somalia restaurant siege up to 31

Soldiers surrounded the building and used vehicle-mounted guns to neutralise the attackers. Bashir told Reuters the Somali security forces took control of the restaurant at midnight after the gunmen held hostages inside for several hours. Read More »

Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

But don't forget, according to Comey's own testimony , Trump also said he would be happy to see the investigation go forward even if some "satellite" associates of his were shown to have done something wrong. Officially, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told NPR's Carrie Johnson, "We'll decline to comment". He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. Read More »

Trump blasts reported obstruction probe as 'phony'

Overall, only 22 per cent of Americans support Comey's dismissal. The irony, of course, is that if the president has done nothing wrong, as he has insisted all along, Mueller is the one guy in Washington who has the credibility to clear him. Read More »

At least 17 dead in London tower block fire

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Prime Minister Theresa May today ordered a full public inquiry into the fire, saying a judge-led investigation was needed to ensure that "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". Entire families are missing, and the death toll is certain to rise. Harley Facades, which fitted the panels, told the BBC: "At this time, we are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding to the tower". Read More »

Shooter had been hanging around near the field for weeks, man says

There is only one person to blame for the actions of James Hodgkinson, and his name is not Bernie Sanders . Hodgkinson has been identified as the man who shot at Republican Congress members on a baseball field. Fossella said he received about 20 calls Wednesday morning from people associated with his 2006 campaign, in which Mika worked as a campaign coordinator on Staten Island. Read More »

Un homme grièvement blessé par un coup de marteau au visage — Val-d'Oise

Les secours ont été rapidement alertés. En arrivant sur place, les pompiers et le SAMU ont découvert le jeune homme, conscient, mais saignant abondamment au niveau du visage. Pour l'heure, aucune interpellation n'a été réalisée. Les hommes de la sûreté départementale du Val-d'Oise ont été saisis de l'affaire. Il n'y a pas eu d'interpellations à ce stade de l'enquête. Read More »

Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba

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But Trump has often said Obama's deal making with Cuba has been one-sided. Trump is planning to outline changes during a visit to Miami on Friday, where he'll appear at the Manuel Artime Theater. The northern triangle's political dissidents may not face jail as often as they would in Cuba; but teens who refuse to join the maras , or their parents who refuse to pay extortion money, face murder. Read More »

Man killed by deputy wanted for shooting at man a day prior

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Saturday afternoon. One of two passengers in Williams' SUV was wounded by gunfire. Police said the victim stated Williams fired additional shots at him from the rifle hitting his vehicle before running away. Sheriff's officials say another deputy was attempting to stop Williams for a traffic violation when Williams drove up a curb along the busy lakefront and was shot by the deputy who was on foot. Read More »