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Republican Steve Scalise returns to GOP baseball practice one year after he was shot on the field

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) made his baseball comeback on Wednesday, warming up for the big Congressional Baseball Game next week.

Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot last year after a gunman targeted the Republican team as they practiced for the annual charity game. The lawmaker suffered severe injuries, and four others were wounded. Local authorities at the time reported that the gunman attacked the field out of anger toward the GOP and the state of politics.

Scalise said his survival was a "miracle", and after several surgeries he returned to the House floor. He's still working toward a full recovery, but he told CBS News that he "felt great" after practicing with his GOP teammates. The Republican team will face the Democrats next week, raising money for several different organizations.