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What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:15pm

Before a gunman opened fire at a park in Virginia Wednesday, residents were focused on morning workouts and getting coffee; members of Congress were playing baseball. Then they all dove for cover.

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How Virginia Congressional Shooting Echoes 2011 Attack

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former Congressman Ron Barber about how Wednesday's congressional shooting resembles the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.

Freshman Lawmakers React To Virginia Shooting

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to freshman lawmakers, Republican Paul Mitchell and Democrat Val Demings, as they process the morning events, when a gunman injured six at a congressional baseball practice.

At Least 6 Injured, Suspect Dead, After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning as members of Congress were playing baseball in Alexandria, Va. At least five victims were shot, including Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.

What We Know About The Virginia Shooting Suspect

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Law enforcement officials have named James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., as the gunman in Wednesday morning's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

Climate Caucus Successfully Courts More Congressional Republicans

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

For years, a grassroots group has been lobbying Congress to do something on climate change. Suddenly, since Trump took office, they're winning over a growing number of House Republicans.

Anonymous Buyers Account For Majority Of Trump Property Sales

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with USAToday reporter Nick Penzenstadler about how the number of anonymous buyers of Trump real estate has jumped to a dramatic 70 percent since the president's nomination.

Michigan Lawmaker Reacts To Witnessing Tragic Virginia Scene

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Michigan Representative Jack Bergman was at the baseball field Wednesday morning when a gunman wounded six people. The shooter is now dead. Bergman talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the scene.

Democratic Lawmakers Say Trump Is Violating The Constitution

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

On Wednesday, scores of Democrats in Congress filed to sue President Trump. They believe he's violating the Emoluments Clause by profiting from foreign governments without congressional consent.

Two Top Michigan Officials Face Criminal Charges Over Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

The director of the state's Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon, and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells are the highest-ranking state officials to be charged in the crisis.

Following Virginia Shooting, Lawmakers Feel Even More Under Threat

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Members of Congress reacted to Wednesday morning's shooting with alarm. Several recent incidents have caused lawmakers to feel increasingly threatened.

Sanders Of Supporter And Alleged Shooter: 'Violence Of Any Kind Is Unacceptable'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 1:43pm

The Vermont senator, who led a left-wing effort that nearly snagged him the Democratic presidential nomination, said the alleged shooter at a congressional baseball practice was a campaign volunteer.

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Who Is Rep. Steve Scalise? Republican Majority Whip Shot In Virginia

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:17pm

Scalise, a former systems engineer, served for 12 years in the Louisiana Legislature before being elected to the House. He was playing second base when he was shot in the hip on Wednesday.

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What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00pm

Given the rancor and acrimony that has defined Washington in recent years, the Congressional Baseball Game has been a welcome respite. On Wednesday, that peace and civility was shattered.

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Shooting Highlights Role Of Capitol Police

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:56am

Authorities are praising Capitol Police for preventing further bloodshed when a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice. Two Capitol Police officers were wounded but are OK.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies On Russian Inquiry

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:06am

We break down the testimony Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee. What was said — and what went unsaid.

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Michigan Health Chief Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:03am

Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking state official to be charged in the crisis.

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Gunman Opens Fire During Baseball Practice For Republican Members Of Congress

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:07am

The shooting victims include Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN. Police in Alexandria, Va., say they have a suspect in custody.

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Citing Trump's Privacy, Jeff Sessions Fails To Answer Many Questions

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:40am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about Attorney General Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wyden, who's on the panel, had questions for Sessions.

Morning News Brief: Democrats Sue Trump, GOP Health Care Plan's Future

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

More than 190 Democrats in Congress are suing President Trump over foreign payments to his businesses. Also, a look at the future of the Republican health care plan, and white phosphorous use in Iraq.




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