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Joe Henderson: Unity? It’s hard to find in aftermath of Washington shootings

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I woke this morning to a strange and troubling email. It was unsigned, and from an address I don’t recognize, but the message came through clearly. Under the heading of “James T. Hodgkinson” — the shooter Wednesday in Washington — it read, in all caps: “I THINK JAMES IS A HERO. THE REPUBLICANS HATE POOR PEOPLE.” Yikes. Despite an eloquent speech by House Speaker Paul Ryan and calls for calm and unity, there is a lot of blame going around…

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Law enforcement identifies congressional baseball shooter

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Law enforcement officials have identified the shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. The Washington Post reports that Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. Records show his home inspection license expired November 2016 and was not renewed. St. Clair County, Illinois records show that in April 2006, Hodgkinson was charged with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. Charges were dismissed. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a congressional…

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