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Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

IL hasn't had a budget since 2015 when Rauner first took office. Credit ratings agencies have threatened further downgrades to the state's lowest-in-the-nation rating without a state spending plan. ...

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Ed Gillespie narrowly wins GOP primary for Governor

Mr. Perriello congratulated Mr. Northam in a phone call before taking the stage at his election night party, vowing to support his rival in the November election. They have time - and with a possible ...

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Japan approves contentious bill against planning crimes

Japan approves contentious bill against planning crimes

A sizable crowd had assembled the previous day to protest outside parliament. The legislation would criminalise plotting and preparing to commit 277 "serious crimes " that critics such as the Ja...

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Donald Trump Under Investigation for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Donald Trump Under Investigation for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at unhinged Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theorists, pushing back against left-wingers' wild claims that by doing his job he somehow betrayed Ameri...

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Staffer shot at congressional baseball practice recalls 'running for my life'

Staffer shot at congressional baseball practice recalls 'running for my life'

EDT, a man later identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Bellevue, Illinois, opened fire on the assembled representatives. "These two officers were fabulous", Williams said. "It's pretty fa...

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Special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to offer his first comments on news that he is being examined for possible obstruction of justice - an investigation he dismissed as part of ...

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Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted that a new report suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may investigate him for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey ...

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Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup

Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup

Petersburg Stadium to take on the Russian "Sbornaya" at 18:00 on Saturday to kick off the tournament. Teams that use global airlines will have to pass a special preflight inspection zone. " Portugal...

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US lawmaker, 3 others shot in Virginia; gunman killed

Five people were shot. CBS News reported shortly before 10 a.m. that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Scalise was out of surgery. House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed lawmakers today. When S...

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Death toll in London high-rise fire goes up to 17

Death toll in London high-rise fire goes up to 17

The cause of the blaze, the worst in the British capital in a generation, was being investigated. The application of insulating layers to the outside of buildings is common, but it is also recognize...

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House spurns GOP leaders in crafting $28 billion-plus budget

One thing the Senate and House may have differences on? Reeves ruled the amendment "not germane" to the legislation because it dealt with a different part of state law. The Senate appointed Sens. Th...

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Special Counsel Looking Into Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

Special Counsel Looking Into Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

According to the Post , which did not credit their reporting to an Federal Bureau of Investigation leak, the special counsel is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of the expanded pr...

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Congressman, 3 Others Shot at Virginia Baseball Field

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminat...

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Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims

Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims

On the day of the shooting in June 2016, he tweeted, "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness and vigilance". Senate on Monday. ...

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London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17

London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17

Cotton praised her crews for containing the blaze, but added they were left "traumatized" by the experience. Specialist dogs will also be searching the 24-story building, according to Cotton. The conc...

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Top Republican wounded in USA shooting

Top Republican wounded in USA shooting

Members walked over to those Republican lawmakers who witnessed the attack and checked in on them. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also shot in the leg and has since been released from the ...

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Florida Gov. to approve pay raise bill for state workers

Florida Gov. to approve pay raise bill for state workers

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said, "Governor Scott has recognized and fought for our Department's most valuable resource - the fearless men and women who have committed thei...

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The shooting at a GOP baseball practice was an assault on democracy

Bernie Sanders, who took to the Senate floor to condemn "this despicable act". Mr Trump spoke to the House of Representatives majority whip's family during a visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Cen...

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Gunman Opens Fire During Baseball Practice For Republican Members Of Congress

Scalise was in critical condition after surgery, according to So Young Pak, spokeswoman for MedStar Washington Hospital Center . He underwent surgery at a Washington hospital and, as of Wednesday...

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Southern Baptists reconsider condemning 'alt-right' movement

Southern Baptists reconsider condemning 'alt-right' movement

The resolution , a veiled jab at President Donald Trump's sexual impropriety in the past, commended "those leaders who choose not to meet privately with members of the opposite sex who are not their...

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Post reports Trump under investigation for obstructing justice

Comey was sacked May 9. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders publicly said they thought the investigation should be allowed to run its course, and that firing the special counsel woul...

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Gunman James. T. Hodgkinson shot up ballpark where Republican lawmakers play

Gunman James. T. Hodgkinson shot up ballpark where Republican lawmakers play

Authorities said the gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson III of IL, died during a gun battle with police officers, two of whom were wounded. Scalise is now undergoing surgery, according to a st...

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Missouri Senate Passes Annual Abortion Clinic Inspections

Missouri Senate Passes Annual Abortion Clinic Inspections

Eric Greitens called a special legislative session to tackle policies on the procedure. Those regulations were similar to ones in Texas that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down last June. Missouri sena...

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Four Kentucky National Guardsmen Arrested in Calloway Co. on Sexual Assault Charges

Four Kentucky National Guardsmen Arrested in Calloway Co. on Sexual Assault Charges

The suspects are 25-year-old Anthony Tubolino of Auburn, 19-year-old Tyler Hart of Bowling Green, and 21-year-old Austin Dennis and 22-year-old Jacob Ruth of Munfordville. All four men have been relea...

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United States lawmaker, others shot on baseball field by anti-Trump man

James Hodgkinson protests outside the U.S. Post Office in Belleville, Ill. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. I was in the House ...

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Florida Rep. DeSantis safe after leaving practice just before shooting in Alexandia

NBC News reports the suspect is James T. Hodgkinson, who is in his late 60s with an IL driver's license. The Democratic baseball team invited the Republican team to the Democratic Club Wednesday nig...

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Hospital says Rep. Scalise needs more operations after baseball practice shooting

Hospital says Rep. Scalise needs more operations after baseball practice shooting

Eyewitnesses said the attacker used a semi-automatic rifle and fired several rounds. Hodgkinson also shot Matt Mika, who works as a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and was helping to coach the team; Zach...

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Trump makes case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says Trump is pulling a "bait and switch" by claiming he cares about workers while cutting resources to train them. "I plan on welding for a good part of my life, ...

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Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting

Hodgkinson was also a supporter of Sen. Lawmaker Jeff Duncan said he was leaving the practice when he was approached by a man he later learned was the shooter, who asked if the team was Republican o...

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Mickelson withdraws from US Open

Mickelson withdraws from US Open

The plan, as detailed by John Bodenhamer , the association's governance chief, has three primary goals: to expedite the ruling process during tournaments, to be more decisive in decision-making, and ...

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Congressional baseball teams to wear LSU gear to honor Steve Scalise

The officers, along with Alexandria Police, are credited with saving lives on the field. Republican Mo Brooks from Alabama told the United States news broadcaster that the Louisiana Congressman su...

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Alexandria shooter had extensive criminal record

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a shooting near a baseball field in Alexandria . A 66-year-old man from Belleville , Illinois, is believed to have opened fire, wounding five people...

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Donald Trump condemns Justice Department over 'watered down' travel ban

Conway said that she would not allow blame to be put on Trump in the wake of the what she said was the 23rd ISIS-inspired or directed terrorist attack. In any event, Trump's tweetrage did not go...

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Trump's Attempt to Go After Comey Could Backfire

And Comey admitted he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, betting - correctly - that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor. Comey repeatedly refused to say...

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Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater told a news conference that investigators were still "exploring all angles" and that it was too early to tell if the Republican lawmakers were deli...

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