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Trump honors first responders of June's Virginia shooting

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:40

U.S. President Donald Trump recognizes the first responders to the June 14 shooting in Virginia involving Congressman Scalise, and awarded the Medal of Valor to five law enforcement personnel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony at the White House recognizing the first responders to the June 14 shooting involving Congressman Scalise. The president awarded the Medal of Valor to the officers who helped apprehend the shooter. Congressman Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the House of Representatives who was shot and wounded last month, has been discharged from a hospital, the medical center said on Wednesday. The Louisiana lawmaker has made "excellent progress" in his recovery and is beginning a period of intensive rehabilitation after being released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Tuesday, MedStar said in a statement. Scalise was among Republican lawmakers attacked June 14 in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, by a gunman who opened fire on them while they were practicing for a charity baseball game against Democrats. Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip. He underwent surgery this month to treat an infection related to his wound. The gunman, James Hodgkinson, 66, had a history of posting angry messages against Republican President Donald Trump. He died after being wounded during a shootout with police at the ballpark.

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Trump honors first responders of June's Virginia shooting

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:40