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A Year After Shooting, Scalise Returns to Play Ball

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Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined Washington and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Democrats prevailed 21-5 in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park. But...
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Steve Scalise returns to congressional baseball game one year after shooting

Steve Scalise returns to congressional baseball game one year after shooting

9 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined this town and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Democrats prevailed 21-5 in the 57th Congressional...
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Democrats and Republicans unite - at least briefly, on a baseball diamond

9 monthes ago   |   By

Sportsmanship is supposed to define the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, bringing Democrats and Republicans together away from the Capitol. But last year, it was a tragedy surrounding the event that united their parties. On June 14, 2017, no one knew whether Rep. Steve Scalise would live or die after a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice for the game. Scalise was shot in the left hip by an Illinois man who was reportedly upset that Donald Trump had been elected president. The lawmaker, one of five people wounded at the practice in Alexandria, Virginia, underwent multiple surgeries...
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