It was a stiflingly hot weekend after a trying weekend in the nation's capital that brought some good news from area hospitals and some tragic headlines from American service members overseas.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continued to improve from injuries suffered during a shooting last week in northern Virginia while he and other Republicans practiced for the congressional baseball game. He's now listed in serious condition, upgraded from critical, and is reportedly speaking with his family.
There was also good news for Matt Mika, the former staffer turned lobbyist who was shot on Wednesday. He was expected to stay in the ICU through the weekend, but his family said he is also improving.
The shooting became a topic for political fodder in Georgia, where a conservative PAC associated Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff with the shooting. The ad argued the "unhinged left" was cheering Scalise's wounds. Both Ossoff and Karen Handel, his Republican opponent, condemned it.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, called it "distressing" that shooter James Hodgkins volunteered on his campaign.
Rep. Rodney Davis, who was on the field during the shooting and tended to Scalise, called Sunday "the best Father's Day I've ever had.
It was sadly a tragic weekend for American forces abroad.
Seven American soldiers lost their lives after their ship, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a Japanese merchant ship. The collision ripped a hole in the hull of the vessel, causing some cabins in the ship to flood. The seven sailors were identified on Sunday evening.
One House Democrat wants to find out what happened and make sure a similar crash never happens again.
In Afghanistan, an Afghan solider attacked American troops in the second "green-on-blue" attack of the month. Seven soldiers were wounded, none fatally.
London was the scene of another tragic incident late Sunday night when a man driving a van drove into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside of a mosque in northern London. It wasn't clear as of late Sunday night how many people were injured or if anyone was killed in the attack. One person was arrested.
Sunday saw a major milestone in the American engagement in the Syrian civil war. An American jet shot down a Syrian plane that was attacking a group friendly to the United States on multiple occasions in the U.S.' first attack on a Syrian regime jet.
It was the same day that Iran escalated its involvement in Syria by firing ground-to-ground missiles at ISIS targets in Syria. The attack was retaliation for a terrorist attack in Iran last week. The country's supreme leader also jabbed at Trump on Twitter, encouraging people not to worry about what "this new guy fusses about."
Meanwhile, it was a mostly quiet weekend for President Trump and his family.
Trump spent the weekend at Camp David for the first time — he deemed it a "very special place" — and offered thoughts and prayers to the crew of the USS Fitzgerald. He slammed the "witch hunt," his term for the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election, and received a Happy Father's Day wish from his wife.
It appears Special Counsel Robert Mueller hasn't even decided whether to fully investigate Trump as a part of his probe. He's still making preliminary moves in the probe.
It wasn't all happy times among the White House crowd this weekend. Six members of Trump's HIV/AIDS advisory council resigned because they believe Trump "does not care" about the issue.
Trump was the subject of a number of the Sunday show interviews, where Marco Rubio played a starring role.
Appearing on every major show, Rubio defended Trump's new Cuban policy, said he doesn't believe Trump will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and claimed Trump doesn't have a problem with Russia facing additional sanctions from the United States.
Democrats who made the rounds thoroughly criticized Trump — Sen. Amy Klobuchard accused Trump of ruining his potential governing ability while Rep. Adam Schiff accused Trump and his associates of trying to discredit Mueller and the investigation into his campaign.
There was also a bit of a kerfuffle caused by Trump's attorney, Jay Sekulow, as he also appeared on a number of shows. Sekulow claimed Trump isn't under investigation by the special counsel or anyone else, despite Trump tweeting that he is in fact under investigation on Friday.
Luckily, Trump had a stalwart, book-selling backer in Newt Gingrich, who seemed to be omnipresent on TV this weekend. He called the investigations into Trump a "legalistic nightmare" that's an attempt to derail his presidency, claimed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "needs a special counsel to investigate the special counsel" and conceded someone will likely go to jail but it won't be Trump.
Actor Alec Baldwin had a simple response to Gingrich's recent media press: "Shut the f--- up."
Capitol Hill is getting ready for another busy week: The White House is trying to get the House GOP to defang the Russia sanctions bill that passed the Senate last week, healthcare negotiations continue and an ad is trying to convince five Republicans to go against it and Democrats plan to hold the Senate floor all day on Monday to protest the process Republicans are using to come up with their legislation.
Sheriff David Clarke endured an embarrassing moment when he rescinded his acceptance of a role in the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke announced that he was taking a job in DHS in May but never resigned from his current job and the department denied reports that he had been hired.
Trump's friend Dennis Rodman continued his trip in North Korea. He claimed "everybody will be happy" about his trip when it's done.
Speaking of wild individuals, Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones finally aired after a week of headlines. Kelly was shown pressing Jones about his belief that the Newtown shooting — where 20 first-grade students were murdered in a mass shooting — was a hoax.