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Political Roundup: Virginia Shooting and Atty. General Jeff Sessions Testifies

(Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their staffs […]

Virginia Shooting gettyimages-695905846(Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their staffs were preparing for an annual bipartisan charity baseball game at Washington Nationals Park against Congressional Democrats, scheduled for Thursday. Among those injured, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and an aide for Texas Congressman Roger Williams, as well as some other congressional staff and Capitol police. The apparent lone shooter is in custody.

We’ll talk with News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider about the latest developments and what we know about Williams and other Texas Congressmen and staff who were present. We’ll also seek reaction from political scientists Dr. David Branham from University of Houston-Downtown, and Mark Jones of Rice University,

Then, we’ll discuss with all three other developments in politics and government, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and a court ruling that keeps President Trump’s travel ban on hold.

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