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Michigan Republican who survived baseball field shooting ‘convinced’ gunman was ‘hunting us’

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A Michigan Republican who witnessed a mass shooting that wounded GOP whip Steve Scalise felt like he and fellow lawmakers were being hunted.

Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) was practicing Wednesday morning with other GOP representatives for a charity baseball game against Democratic lawmakers when a gunman opened fire, wounding Scalise and four others, reported MLive.

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“You could hear the ping, ping, ping coming off the backstop,” Bishop told Detroit’s WJR-AM. “It was rather unnerving, to say the least.”

Bishop believes the shooter had developed a plan to open fire on lawmakers at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.

“I’m convinced he was hunting us because he was perfectly placed to take shots,” Bishop said. “He came out the one exit that was there.”

Bishop declined to speculate on a possible political motivation, but he said the attack seemed calculated.

“The person who was shooting looked awfully calm and awfully prepared,” Bishop told the radio station. “The world has changed for me, I don’t know what to expect.”

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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