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U.S. Rep Steve Scalise (R-LA), with his wife Jennifer at his side, pumps his fist as he makes his way through the U.S. Capitol after returning to Congress for the first time since being shot and seriously wounded in June, in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RC1367EF95C0

Wounded congressman Scalise to throw out first pitch in playoff game

WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican plans to throw out the first pitch before Friday night’s playoff game between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.

Scalise made a triumphant return to the House last week — more than three months after he was wounded while practicing for an annual charity baseball game featuring members of Congress.

Scalise and four others were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the practice.

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