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Congressional Baseball Game Goes On, 1 Day After Shooting Stuns Washington

The annual baseball game between Congressional Republicans and Democrats is scheduled to go on Thursday night despite Wednesday’s shooting. Five people were injured during a GOP team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip.

As Mikaela Lefrak (@mikafrak) from Here & Now contributor WAMU reports, the ball game has been a bipartisan tradition in Washington for over 100 years.

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Rep. Joe Barton (right), Republican of Texas and coach of the House Republican baseball team, alongside Rep. Mike Doyle, Democrat of Pennsylvania and coach of the House Democratic baseball team, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Rep. Joe Barton (right), Republican of Texas and coach of the House Republican baseball team, alongside Rep. Mike Doyle, Democrat of Pennsylvania and coach of the House Democratic baseball team, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)