A.M. Links: Shooting at Georgia FedEx Facility, Russia Slams U.S. Sanctions, Rep. Grimm Seeking Meetings With GOP House Leaders After Indictment


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  • FedEx has confirmed a shooting at its facility in Kennesaw, Georgia. The WellStar Kennestone Hospital has confirmed that six of its patients are related to the shooting.
  • Doubts remain over President Obama's policy toward Asia despite his recent four-country visit to the region.
  • Russia has condemned what it calls "Iron Curtain" U.S. sanctions, the latest to be implemented amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
  • Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently said that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" without a peace deal, reaffirmed his commitment to Israel, saying "…if I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word to describe my firm belief that the only way in the long term to have a Jewish state and two nations and two peoples living side by side in peace and security is through a two state solution."
  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), who said earlier this year that he would throw a reporter off a "fucking balcony" in the Capitol if he was asked about campaign finance again, is reportedly seeking meetings with House Republican leaders after being indicted on 20 counts of tax and fraud charges.
  • North Korea has conducted live fire exercises near its western sea border with South Korea.

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