Scalise back for congressional game a year after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, center, is announced onto the field at the start of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game at National’s Park in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. On June 14, 2017, Scalise and some other Congressional members were victims of a shooting at the baseball field they were practicing on in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, warms up for the 57th Congressional Baseball Game at National’s Park in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. On June 14, 2017, Scalise was shot at the baseball field they he and some other members of Congress were practicing on in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., stops a ground ball before making a play to first base, resulting in an out, on the first pitch of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game at National’s Park in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. On June 14, 2017, Scalise and some other Congressional members were victims of a shooting at the baseball field they were practicing on in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined this town and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core.

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