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Alex Brandon / AP

Virginia law enforcement officials have identified the shooting suspect of the Republican Congressional baseball practice as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, per the Washington Post. Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Illinois, was charged in April 2006 with "battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle." The charges were later dismissed.

The latest:

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Majority Whip Steve Scalise is out of surgery. He also stated that all floor action will be delayed until tomorrow but committee hearings will resume this afternoon.
  • Rep. Roger Williams confirms Zack Barth, one of his legislative correspondents, was shot at the practice and is receiving medical attention. Williams says he is expected to make a full recovery.
  • President Trump has canceled his event at the Department of Labor today. There are no other public events on his schedule.
  • Lobbyist Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson's DC office, was also shot, per NBC.
  • Rep. Eric Swalell on Twitter: "The #congressionalbaseballgame is on. We will play for charity, but also for the victims & the heroic officers who took down the shooter."

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.