Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who had pledged to oppose Mike Pompeo, tweeted about President Trump’s outreach and his newfound support for the secretary of state nominee moments before the committee’s vote began.
Toronto police took a 25-year-old man in custody after a showdown, captured on video, in which he told officers to “shoot me in the head.” Police have not identified a motive. Canada’s public safety minister said he saw no reason to raise the national terror threat level, but officials said they would need a long investigation into one of the country’s bloodiest mass killings.
Gazans are struggling to finance their daily lives. Young people — unable to pay for weddings or homes — are delaying marriage, figures show. Universities say students are dropping out because they cannot afford the fees. Unemployment is nearly 50 percent, according to figures from the Palestine Trade Center. “We are on the edge of economic collapse,” said Judge Mohammed Nofal.
First a church, now a Waffle House: A town on Nashville’s outskirts is shaken by recent attacks. Both shootings involved a young man storming into a crowd with a gun, and both involved an unarmed hero who stopped him.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s long-shot diplomatic mission to persuade President Trump to preserve the Iran nuclear deal began with smiles and, yes, a handshake, which masked the difficult discussions underlying the visit.