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this morning on "world news now" -- ambush on the baseball field. gunman opens fire on members of congress. >> several injured including one congressman in critical condition. we'll look at the latest in the investigation and how the gunman was finally killed. >> probing into the gunman's past, social media posts. slamming the president and even hillary clinton. plus, complaints by his neighbors as police say he was living in his van. >> then the main your report overnight. possible turning point in the russia probe. the president is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice according to "the washington post." we have details ahead. >> and a psychic who admit mely failed to see his own fate. a car comes crashing into the restaurant where he is eating this morning. he is okay. but, he is the
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the psychic world. try to cheer him up on thursday, june 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> definitely something we can all use after the, the last 24 hours that we have had. very busy news day. but we are going to, start with what is, call for unity following the shooting rampage. gunman opening fire on congress. >> president trump and first lady to the hospital to visit congressman steve sa leacalise. the charity baseball game, the republican lawmakers were practicing for is actually a friendly match up against democratic scho iic colleagues go on. >> in a show of bipartisan support. republicans and democrats came together for a dinner last night. abc's lana zach with the latest. >> reporter: we are learning more about the
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james hodgkinson whose life was start to unravel. his wife tells us he left for alexandria, virginia, two month as go without work. and investigators looking at social media and a cartoon, critical of steve scalise among the four shooting victims. president trump visiting the hospital wednesday. before the shooting began one congressman was approached by a stranger now believed to be hodgkinson. >> i did have an interact, with some one in the parking lot who asked me if team practicing was democrat, or republican? i told him they were republicans. he said, okay, thanks. moments later the gunshots, pierced the air. rand paul duck behind a tree. >> we had no arms. all we had was bats. >> others scurrying to the dugout. capitol hill police returned fire. >> not only chaotic. >> joe barton's 10-year-old son was on the field. members tried to protect him in
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>> he had 25 dads. everybody out there was, was looking out for him. not just me. >> partisanship cast aside in shared disbelief. >> we are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish. an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. >> amid calls to dial back on some of the -- some of the tense rhetoric that we have heard coming out of washington there is signs of solidarity and strength. one of those, that congressional baseball game that was scheduled for tonight will in fact continue raising money for charity, undeterred. with one slight edit. instead of republicans and democrats wearing their own uniforms, everybody will be wearing the same uniforms tonight. lsu in honor of congressman scalise. kendis, diane. >> of course, lana from louisiana. the president to attend the game, was supposed to attend the baseball game, because of security reasons he is not. he offered measured
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denouncing it as a brutal assault. >> after sitting by scalise's bedside meeting with the family the president tweeted scalise was in tough shape but a real fighter. earlier the president addressed the nation from the white house and issued call for unity. >> we may have our differences but we do well in time like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because awe buff all they love our country. we can all agree that we are blessed to be americans. that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace. >> thepraised the capitol police officers he said if it weren't for their heroic actions lives would have been lost. >> officers were at the park to protect scalise who gets security detail because of his position as third highest ranking republican in the house.
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whose were also injured in at taka. matt mika, lobbyist for tyson foods. shot multiple times also in critical condition. >> zach barth congressional aide from texas. despite his injury. barth was texting for help during the incident. already out of the hospital. u.s. capitol police officer, crystal griner shot in the ankle. officer david bailey treated for minor injury. both officers are expected to make a full recovery and are being hailed as heroes. this morning. >> wonderful they were there and able to act as quickly as they did. >> yeah. >> new of course in addition to examining exactly what happened. we are also examining the every aspect of the gunman's life. at least investigators are. now part of that investigation involves james hodgkinson's social media posts. >> yeah, the fbi is paying particular attention to his postings against president trump and -- republicans in general. here is abc's pierre thomas.
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the home of james hodgkinson, desperate search for clues about the would-be mass murderer killed in a shootout with police. trying to find a mow tich ftive man with strident political believes but no one knew. in the 66-year-old's hometown. southwestern illinois, shock. >> he was in a few fights and stuff like that. but nothing that would demonstrate violence as far as what he did. >> reporter: the fbi focused on these posts portraying a deep hatred for republicans, even calling president trump a tralt toi or. trump destroyed our democracy. time to destroy trump. and posted a cartoon. he joined anti-republican facebook groups. klein ud wg one dubbed term nate the republican party. he removed the face book page showing his support of bernie sanders. the senator confirming hodgkinson volunteered for the
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campaign. >> the alleged shooter at the republican baseball practice this morning, is some one who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. i am -- sickened by this despikable act. >> he had no love for hillary clinton either. posting a nomination for hillary equals a win for trumpable. there were run ins with the raw. history of petty violations and hints that violence could be coming. in police responded to a domestic incident in which hodgkinson was accused of striking a woman and hitting a neighbor in the face with a shotgun. misdemeanor charges were later dropped. two months ago, police were called to his illinois home after neighbors complained about dozens of shots being fired. >> i said i am going to call sheriff and report him. he was not stopping. he was given a warning. but his life apparent leap starting to unravel. his wife told us he left for alexandria, rg
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as go, without work, allegedly living out of a gym bag. >> we believe the shooter has been living out of his vehicle. >> he would stop by the bar, eight blocks from the shooting site. >> i remember himexfreem -- extremely quiet. didn't make eye contact. could be staring when i was looking away or looking out the window a lot the. >> at this point they believe he acted alone. they want to be certain. nothing will be left to chance. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> some members of congress are reporting death threats after the shooting. that's now prompting a debate over security on capitol hill. and for lawmakers there. and to what degree we should be going to protect our lawmakers. >> yeah, many members of the congressional black caucus among others who went to speaker ryan ape few weeks ago to express their concern about their own save teach. and it is something that is going to be re-examined right now. you have town halls, all these events that congressional people go to that
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public. no, no, no, sort of skurmt there. no security details. shocking that this has not happened before other than, of course, gabby giffords incident from 2011. >> in the midst of the debate. the question of what exactly that means is also up for debate. some are saying they need security detail like the whip had in this case. which is, the only reason this gunman was taken down so quickly. others are saying they need to be able to be armed wherever they go. >> used to live across the street from nancy pelosi in washington, d.c. remember jogging on the path. walking we hind her. walking behind her. she had a security detail there. >> leadership does. >> steps behind. >> others in skong res are thinking they need security as well. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> we'll have more from washington later in this half-hour. live updates on america this morning and "good morning america." there was another mass shooting in the country specifically in san francisco. three ups workers are dead, shot by a fellow
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38-year-old jimmy lamb burst into the morning meeting bar and opened fire before killing himself as the police confronted him. a union official says lamb filed a grievance in march complaining he was working to much overtime. now, police sources also say he had a history of mental health problems. no word on exactly what might have set him off. two other ups drivers were also injured. >> president trump is report lead now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice t the washington poe says special count sell, robert mueller trying to determine if the president attempted to interfere with the probe into russian election meddling. sources tell the paper the investigation of the president started days after he fired fbi director james comey. mueller will interview dan coats and mike rogers, the president reportedly asked them beth to publicly denight any solution. and he allegedly wanted coats to get comby to back off the
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michael flynn investigation. the pmt attorney said it is out rapt just, inexcusable and illegal. >> been an amazing 24 hours in the news world. we are going to have new details on the story we were talking about big time last night. yesterday morning. that deadly high rise fire in london. the desperate measures taken by, many of those residents, trapped inside an inferno to save the lives of themselves and their children. >> coming up later, president trump's call for uniteam after the shooting at the baseball practice. is its enough to bridge the growing political di viet. >> remember to check out behind the scenes pics. you are watching "world news now." do you often wake up with chest congestion or suffer excess mucus? left untreated mucus can build up causing further problems. treat mucus buildup early with #1 doctor recommended mucinex 12 hour.
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the nine passengers were not injured. the driver was hurt. slightly. it is the second time in less than a month the horse, luke has done this so. he has been taken off duty until the vets check him out. >> breaking news from charleston, port area evacuated overnight. officials received a threat last night regarding container ship at a terminal, mersk memphis arrived in charleston from new york. federal, state, local law enforcement involved in the investigation. charleston the eighth busiest port in the country. >> jurors in the bill cosby sex assault case entered day four of deliberations. they now met for 27 hours. still no verdict. yesterday the panel asked for a read back of testimony from accuser andrea constandt and the detective who investigated her allegations. jurors heard part of a deposition in a civil case. the case against the officer who killed a man enters day four of
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was told to keep trying. officer janez charged with manslaughter for shooting castillo after he was legally armed. jurors could not reach a verdict. the judge encouraged them to re-examine their views saying not to surrender their honest opinion. >> criminal charges connicked to flint water crisis. michigan health and human services director among five accused of manslaughter all of this in a death of a man developed legionnaire's disease. prosecutors didn't alert the public to an jut barack of the disease. plint's water problems linked to legionnaires. >> authorities in london expecting a rise in the death toll in the high rise that killed 123 people. >> early morning inferno, forcing them to drop children from upper floors in a desperate attempt to save them. here is abc's james longwood. >> reporter: a 24-story building up in flam
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explosions. fire balls and residents trapped inside. >> this resident streaming live on facebook. >> we're stuck on the 23rd floor. >> some seen dropping down ropes fastened from bed sheets. attempting escape. >> a lady appeared at the window. i am about to throw my baby. please catch the baby. >> the baby survived and nearly 10 story fall. caught by a bystander. serious questions raised about why the fire spread so rapidly and whether fire alarms were working properly. police say 12 victims so far. residents are complaining their prior warnings abut the building's safety were ignored. fire crews have scoured the building, at this point it will be to look for bodies. authorities say the death toll is likely to keep rising. >> our thanks to james longman in west london. coming up. putting aside politics i
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we can all agree we are blessed to be americans the that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace. and that
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we are unified. and when we work together for the common good. >> president trump reacting to news of the shooting yesterday at that congressional baseball practice. >> overnight the president and the first lady visited with some of the victims of the shooting. but the president's message yesterday sounding strikingly similar to that of former president barack obama reacting to the last time a member of congress was shot. gabby giffords, after she was targeted in a similar way in 20 2011. take a listen. this is more than a tragedy for those involved. it is a tragedy for arizona and a tragedy for our entire country. ,0 what am cans do at time of tragedy is come together and support each other. we are going to get to the bottom of this and through this. but in the meantime, i think all of us need to make sure we are offering our thoughts and
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>> pretty similar theme there. working together. and creating a better tomorrow. for future generations. barack obama in 2011. and we heard president trump there yesterday. there was a little bit of bipartisan uniteam thy took pla after gabby gifford. remember state of the union, republicans, democrat didn't sisit apart. sat together. didn't last long. >> the tone has changed. in terms of the similarities of the messages. interesting that -- that president trump, president obama had similar speeches. if you look at what the house speakers also said. in the aftermath. er ryan sayinn attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. speaker boehner said, an attack on one who serves is an attack on all w
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the whack ake of the gaffifford shooting. we'll be right back.
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♪ ♪ >> we are going to start your "the mix" on thursday with a real battle taking place in lubbock, texas. know huh to do things bigger in texas. that they do. it is a sign war taking place between a wendy's and a pure water shop. across the street. wendy's fires off this, saying anything you can brew we can brew better. try our fruitea chillers. fruitea chillers. >> fruit with tea. very creative. >> good thing our tea is stronger than your sign game. >> ooh. pure water throwing down. snap. >> they continue. everyone knows
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up you ain't about that life. burgers aren't the only things square at wendy's. >> ooh. pure water. two. >> for the win. tour water. >> wendy's parking only violators will be served pure water. >> ooh. >> you better check yourself before you wreck yourself, wendy's. >> you can do better, pure walter. >> pure water won that battle. >> oh, yeah. all right. on to a man who didn't win a battle against a car. clay robinson was just eating at an arizona restaurant. >> oh. >> when his car just plows in. send him air born. pins him against the wall. there he was eating his eggs when out of nowhere i look down and my leg has a car on it. doctors say a miracle he managed to walk away from the whole thing. the part that wasn't so much miracle. blare robinson is a psychic. he says he d
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>> he knew that was coming. thamt t the kicker, the friend he was eating with also a psychic. also no idea the car was going to fly through the window. >> the other one, hiring that psychic. you know what, that right there, dangerous spot. going to sit ore heefver here. >> enjoy your eggs. >> check ow the mom in the uk. art student. or recent art student. decided to turn her hedge there into a photo, into her son. >> she also did it with her partner. >> the hair. >> 51 jeer old partner there. >> look at it. not bad. >> his hair would have been easier. >> her daughter is peeved hasn't done her daughter. >> jealous. how much would you pay for a prime parking spot? >> $200 a month.
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this morning on "world news now," the chilling moment gunfire rang out on the baseball field, leaving a congressman in critical condition as so many ran for cover. >> that horrific shooting is bringing some unity to the nation's capital with democrats and republicans coming together for a special baseball game. and this half-hour, >> the parents of otto warmbier expect discuss their son's condition. he is home in a coma after being in north korea for a year. >> and the time, the battle between the two nicest humble fighters in the world is officially happening. mayweather/mcgregor. trash talking under y.


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