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    House Majority Whip Wounded in Shooting Near D.C.

    FBI agents are investigating an early-morning shooting in Washington’s Virginia suburbs, where 66-year-old James Hodgkinson shot and wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and several others on Thursday ahead of an annual Congressional charity baseball game. Scalise sustained a non-life-threatening hip wound, while Hodgkinson died in custody from wounds he sustained during the attack. President Donald Trump praised the “heroic actions” of the Capitol police officers who took down the gunman, who had a history of arrests and frequently complained about Congress in letters to his local Illinois newspaper.

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