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There were at least three instances of gun violence on June 14

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While the news cycle remains dominated by the Virginia baseball field shooting that targeted GOP congresspeople, two other major gun violence incidents make June 14 one of the more violent days in recent history.

A few hours after James Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican congresspeople and their staffs in Alexandria, Virginia, a gunman in San Francisco shot and killed three people and himself while wounding two others at a UPS factory.

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Three hours later, gunfire erupted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, injuring one.

The Alexandria shooting resulted in a fierce partisan gun control debate between Democrats and Republicans as lawmakers and pundits took to Twitter to express their concerns. The debate ended up playing out in real time as two more shootings occurred.

The shootings also took place two days after the year anniversary of the Orlando Pulse shooting that claimed 49 lives at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida last summer.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there Alexandria baseball field shooting marked the 154th mass shooting this year, and the UPS factory shooting brings that number to 155.

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Why key Senate Republicans should be terrified as Trump drags the party down

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Incumbent Republican senators in swing states and blue states find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, criticizing President Donald Trump can result in a burdensome GOP primary battle; on the other hand, being perceived as pro-Trump can be the kiss of death in places where Trump is unpopular. And according to a report by Eli Yokley for Morning Consult’s website, things aren’t getting any better for incumbent GOP senators who are considered vulnerable in the 2020 election.

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‘It was nutso’: Devin Nunes reportedly made himself look ridiculous by obsessing over the Steele Dossier in Ukraine hearing

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While the House Intelligence Committee is spearheading impeachment with its investigation into President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal, it seems Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California can’t stop obsessing about the Steele Dossier.

According to the Daily Beast, the ranking member of the committee launched into an exchange during the closed impeachment inquiry hearings about the dossier on Thursday with Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union who is at the center of the Ukraine scandal. He was a point person in Trump’s efforts to get the Ukrainians to announce an investigation into the 2016 election as well as former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for favorable treatment from the White House.

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Trump was ‘yelling and screaming’: Reporter says GOP source fears Trump is ‘not in control of himself’ — and getting even worse

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CNN correspondent Jamie Gangel reported Thursday that Republicans at the contentious White House meeting the previous day featuring President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were deeply alarmed by the GOP leader’s behavior and demeanor.

Citing a Republican source, who reportedly conferred with others who attended the meeting, said they were “completely shaken” and “shell shocked” by the president.

Pelosi and fellow Democrats had tried to make that point publicly on Wednesday, saying that Trump had a “meltdown,” went on a “diatribe,” and was insulting to the House speaker. Pelosi added that she was also concerned about the president’s “health.” But at least in public, some Republicans tried to turn the tables on Pelosi, saying it was she who behaved inappropriately by walking out of the meeting. However, even these Republicans didn’t really deny that Trump was acting bullying and insulting toward the speaker.

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