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The game goes on after shooting at GOP practice

The game goes on after shooting at GOP practice

Scalise was honored Thursday night during the annual congressional baseball game. Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout. After accepting it gracefully, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice".

Sue Hodgkinson says she saw no signs her husband was planning violence, didn't know what to say about it and wanted her family and neighbors left alone. But despite the unifying nature of the event, there were boos for the president, too, from the section for Democratic fans on the third base side. He is the House's No. 3 GOP leader.

Wednesday's shooting plunged Washington into shock again, exposing the vulnerability of lawmakers at a time of increasing political animosity, fuelled by debate over Trump's presidency. Two lawmakers who were leaving practice when they encountered Hodgkinson before the shooting believe he was targeting Republicans.

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British skipper Ben Ainslie , who crossed the starting line ahead of New Zealand, pulled up as soon as he realized what happened. Burling said the team were still assessing the damage - and the precise cause of the mishap.

Investigators say Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was killed by police who had been guarding Scalise on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field.

"It was an attack on all of us, I felt", New Yorker Crowley, suited up in a Mets uniform, told AFP. "That was humbling in a way".

President Donald Trump, who visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, sent a video message that played at the start of the game.

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Richmond is the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's. That lasted until the end of the seven-inning game.

Both Republican and Democratic leaders at the game encouraged a sense of unity in the wake of the shooting during an otherwise politically rancorous time in Washington when the parties are sharply divided over healthcare legislation and investigations of the members of the Trump administration. Republicans and Democrats sat in different parts of the park - fans could state their party preference when buying tickets. Baseball cards handed out as fans entered the park identified the players' partisan voting percentages.

Brooks told CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list. Still, the divide was good-natured, for once. The game ball was handed to him by MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre, who said baseball "bring everybody together" despite their difference in opinion. The doctor declined to discuss details of damage to Scalise's internal organs and said the medical team would make no effort to remove "possibly hundreds" of bullet fragments in the lawmaker's abdomen. FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Rays: RHP Chris Archer (4-4, 3.80) will try to get the Rays a win in the third game of the four-game weekend series on Saturday. Martinez's double made it 2-2 in the bottom of the third, but Cobb and Verlander both settled down at that point.

During a cloudless evening far more seats were filled at Nationals Park than at any of the 80-odd previous congressional baseball games. The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Literary Center are the game's other beneficiaries.


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