Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting

A familiar pattern on Capitol Hill repeated itself Thursday: A shocking, tragic incident occurs.

Just before the game Thursday night, members of the Democratic and Republican teams knelt together in prayer near second place, where Scalise would have been playing.

The announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet. The other, a Virginia Beach police officer, was shot in the upper body while trying to serve a search warrant to collect possible evidence of distribution of child porn.

A spokesman for Tenney's office confirmed the authenticity of the email to NPR, and also sent screenshots of Facebook comments on her page that talked about the possibility of her son, a Marine, being killed.

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday.

"You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" he said in another tweet.

At the Capitol, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price hard on whether he agreed with Trump's charge that the GOP-written House health care bill was "mean". Price wouldn't answer yes or no.

Outside Washington, the venom was flowing too. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. "There's no other reason for what happened".

"Unfortunately, today's moves actually limit the possibility for positive change on the island and risk ceding growth opportunities to other countries that, frankly, may not share America's interest in a free and democratic Cuba that respects human rights".

While the officers did not use rifles in responding to the shooting Wednesday, it is common for them to carry rifles while patrolling the Capitol grounds. "It could've been Democrats but Steve was the prime target". Collins apologized, but several Democrats didn't appear to be in an accepting mood Thursday.

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"I think a lot of members are shook up, on both sides", Taylor said Thursday, noting that there has been a profound sense of "unity" in Congress since the attack.

"How dare they say such a thing", Pelosi said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"I hope the outcome of this tragedy will be unity, where we put our partisan differences aside and recognize that we are all here for a common objective", she said in a statement on Wednesday.

He noted in an apparent reference to Trump that "I never had confrontations and fights at my rallies".

Asked about carrying a gun, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, said: "Sure, I mean I'm from Texas".

Cheered by Cuba hardliners in both parties, Trump's new policy is broadly opposed by USA businesses eager to invest in Cuba. A routinely-divided Senate passed a sweeping sanctions bill aimed at Russian Federation and Iran on a 98-2 vote Thursday. The bill was a bipartisan slap at Trump as it seeks to punish Russian Federation for interfering in the US elections and for Moscow's involvement in Ukraine and Syria. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Thursday.

"U.S. private sector engagement can be a positive force for the kind of change we all wish to see in Cuba", said Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and head of global affairs. "Maybe this is the event that will begin to do that".

SHAPIRO: This shooting has obviously made tonight's baseball game far more meaningful to members of Congress. Talk about why this tradition is so important to lawmakers.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked.

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