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The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Members described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there until the shooter was neutralized, at which point some of them ran to assist him and apply pressure to the wound until he could be evacuated.
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    Roger Williams, R-Texas. The five injured include two Capitol Police officers and the gunman , who was shot by police who responded to the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said. Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tyson Foods in its Washington office. "If we don't raise the tax brackets to reach the rich we will never get out of this Great Recession", he wrote in a 2012 letter to the editor .
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    The players ran from the first base side of the field across a basketball court and either jumped a fence into a nearby dog park or ran up the hill and crossed the street toward the coffee shop, he said . He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time" when Sen. " Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault".
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    Scott Applewhite). "You never expect a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone in Iraq", said Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Army reservist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq and was on the field Wednesday when the shooting began.
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    In addition to codifying and strengthening existing sanctions implemented by the Obama administration, the proposed amendment imposes new sanctions against "corrupt Russian actors" as well as human rights abusers and Russians who attempt to evade sanctions.
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    Washington, DC, June 15, 2017-Industrial production was unchanged in May following a large increase in April and smaller increases in February and March, according to the Federal Reserve . Automakers responded by slicing output 2 per cent in May. Automakers typically close factories in the summer to prepare for the production of new models.
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    The Australian economy created more than expected jobs last month, while the jobless rate fell unexpectedly. Employment jumped 42,000 from April, when it climbed an upwardly revised 46,100; economists forecast 10,000 gain Jobless rate fell to 5.5 per cent, the lowest since Feb 2013; estimate 5.7 per cent.
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