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Former MPD officer found not guilty in shooting Sylville Smith

Heaggan-Brown had partially holstered his weapon but grabbed it again and shot Smith in the bicep with a hollow-point bullet. Heaggan-Brown's attorneys argued the encounter that unfolded over 12 seconds forced the officer to make a split-second decision to defend himself. [Full Article...]

Rome's unemployment rate rises to 5.1 percent in May

Rome's unemployment rate rises to 5.1 percent in May In May 2016, the rate was 4 percent. As the number of employed residents rose, the number of unemployed also increased by 169 to 11,805. While the rate was unchanged, there were 894 more Three Rivers area residents employed in May than in April, pushing the total number to 233,209, labor officials said. [Full Article...]

Karen Handel Hails Victorious in 6th District After Grueling Election

The work is hard, but the Republicans are making a mess of the country. Georgia's 6th shares numerous same characteristics as the districts that Democrats believe will pave their way to a House majority in 2018. The win in Georgia also could strengthen the political will of Republicans in Congress evaluating their next steps on what polls show is a deeply unpopular replacement of P... [Full Article...]

Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill

Meanwhile, protesters railed against the Senate healthcare bill during a sit-in outside of Mr McConnell's office on Capitol Hill. Senate Democrats swiftly protested the bill, criticizing Republicans for crafting it under very secretive conditions and asking for more time to debate and vet the measure than McConnell plans to allow. [Full Article...]

Louisville's Rick Pitino Suspended For Escort Scandal

Louisville's Rick Pitino Suspended For Escort Scandal Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has been suspended for the first 5 ACC games next season following an investigation into a sex scandal in the program. Louisville interim president Greg Postel says the school plans "to appeal all aspects of the penalties". So Pitino's punishment is lighter - but the overall damage could be greater in the sense that, according to Louisville consulta... [Full Article...]

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting None of the five people injured in last Wednesday's shooting , reports the Washington Post . Scalise, who was shot in the hip, was at "imminent risk of death" when arrived at D.C. During the assault at the baseball field, Hodgkinson was armed with a 7.62 mm caliber SKS rifle and a 9 mm handgun and fired about 60 rounds, Slater said. [Full Article...]

Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers

Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers However, Scalise underwent multiple surgeries and by Saturday, his condition had been upgraded from critical to serious. Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood. [Full Article...]

Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind, FBI says

The FBI said Tuesday the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were wounded was not connected to terrorism. Bernie Sanders . The gunman was an ardent supporter of the senator's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but it was not immediately clear whether Hodgkinson had any direct contact with Sanders. [Full Article...]


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