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Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers

Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers

MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Saturday said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) "continues to show signs of improvement" after being shot last week when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice.

A playground near the baseball field is cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continue at the scene in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017, the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot d. He arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said, adding that now, "we are encouraged by improvement in his condition".

Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip by a bullet that ripped through his body, causing severe damage to internal organs, his doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Friday.

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Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock.

The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits".

Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot.

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Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

He had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three politicians, according to a person familiar with the case. Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized.

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North Korea prevented Warmbier from leaving in January 2016 as he was facing trial for a serious offense against the government. The North Korean government said that Warmbier had contracted botulism and then taken a sleeping pill.


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