President Donald Trump’s annual State of the Union address is poised to deliver the kind of irresistible prime-time drama that its sporting equivalent, a snoozer Super Bowl, lacked.
The theater that unfolds in the House chamber on Tuesday will encapsulate a turbulent moment in America’s story, resonate with clashing political egos and paint a picture of stark national divides and accelerating demographic change.
Dominating the spotlight, where he loves to be, will be a President who believes he’s unfairly treated but whose grasps for personal glory often alienate all but his most loyal followers and make the recognition he craves ever more elusive.
Looking over Trump’s shoulder, literally and metaphorically, will be new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is using her Democratic majority’s investigative muscle to complicate the President’s political life and peg back his power.
Four People Killed, Three Injured In Early Morning Mass Shooting In Brooklyn
(NBC) — Four people are dead and three injured after an early morning shooting on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, law enforcement officials said.
The shooting happened at 6:55 a.m. in the Crown Heights neighborhood at what New York Police Department officials described as “an illegal gambling location.”
At least 15 shots were fired, and as of Saturday morning, police had recovered two guns so far — a nine-millimeter handgun and a revolver. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said he would not be surprised to find more.
“We have four males deceased inside,” Shea said, adding that their ages range from 32 to 49. “They are still at the scene. We are waiting on the medical examiner’s office.”
Three other people, two men, and one woman were injured by gunfire. Shea said they are being treated at a hospital and their wounds are not life-threatening. An eighth person was injured as he tried to escape the firefight.
Two of the dead men were from out of town, while the others resided in Brooklyn. It is unclear if the men who are not from Brooklyn came specifically to play at the gambling hall, which Shea said appeared to focus on card and dice games.
One Injured In New Hampshire Church Shooting
(ABC) — Authorities are investigating a shooting at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire, on Saturday morning, the governor said.
“State officials are on scene assisting local first responders in the response and investigation of a shooting in Pelham, NH,” Governor John Sununu said on Twitter.
A spokeswoman for Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts said they are treating one victim from the shooting, but did not release any additional information.
This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.
Live coverage of the shooting below.
Four Stabbed at Manchester Shopping Centre
Four people injured following an stabbing incident at Arndale shopping centre in Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police has confirmed it’s officers were responding to an incident at the Arndale shopping centre.
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North West Ambulance Service said four people were being treated outside the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester and confirmed the callout was related to reports of a stabbing.
Videos on social media are circulating showing a man being taken into custody by police officers with tasers drawn.
This is a Breaking News Story and will be updated.