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Congressional Ballgame Goes On Despite Shooting:

The Congressional Baseball Game will go as planned Thursday at Nationals Park after Democrats and Republicans called for bipartisan unity in the wake of the congressional baseball practice shooting.

“This bipartisan event shows baseball’s power to bring people together,” the Nationals said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded today and their families.”

Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the Republican baseball team, was hospitalized Wednesday after a gunman opened fired while Republican members of Congress were practicing Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia ahead of the annual charity baseball game.

Trump Makes Hospital Visit After Congressional Baseball Shooting:

President Donald Trump made an evening visit to the hospital where a critically wounded US congressman is receiving treatment Wednesday.

Accompanied by his wife, Trump arrived around sunset for the surprise visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Rep. Steve Scalise, the number three House Republican, underwent surgery at the facility earlier Wednesday for wounds sustained in a shooting, which took place at a baseball practice just outside Washington on Wednesday morning.
The couple brought two large bouquets of white flowers for the injured lawmaker’s wife, as well as for Crystal Griner, a US Capitol Police officer also wounded in the gun attack.
Inside the facility, Trump sat next to Scalise’s bed and spoke with his family, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. He also spoke with Griner and her wife, as well as hospital doctors.

Eating Fried Potatoes Linked To Higher Risk Of Death, Study Says:

How your spuds are cooked is key to your health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found.

Eating potatoes that have not been fried was not linked to a similar early mortality risk, the researchers noted.
“Fried potatoes consumption is increasing worldwide,” warned Dr. Nicola Veronese, lead author of the study and a scientist at the National Research Council in Padova, Italy.
In 2014, Americans consumed 112.1 pounds of potatoes per person, according to the National Potato Council. Of that total, 33.5 pounds were fresh potatoes, the remaining 78.5 pounds were processed. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the majority of processed potatoes Americans eat are French fries.

‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Cast Members At Center Of Allegations Speak Out:

Bachelor in Paradise” has been ensnared since last weekend in allegations of misconduct, and now the two contestants at the center of the matter have spoken out for the first time.

Cast member Corinne Olympios spoke out Wednesday after production on the ABC reality show was halted.

“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4,” Olympios said in a statement obtained by CNNMoney from her publicist. “Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.”

Rolling Stone Will Pay $1.65 Million To Fraternity That Sued For Defamation:

Rolling Stone is paying a University of Virginia fraternity $1.65 million to shut the door on its debunked story about campus rape.

UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter said on Tuesday that it will settle its defamation claim against the magazine. It’s the final suit to come out of Rolling Stone’s explosive 2014 story about a gang rape at a fraternity house, which was later discredited.

“It has been nearly three years since we and the entire University of Virginia community were shocked by the now infamous article, and we are pleased to be able to close the book on that trying ordeal and its aftermath,” Brian Ellis, a spokesman for the chapter, said in a statement.

Ellis confirmed the settlement amount via email. The fraternity initially asked for $25 million in damages.

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