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- Man in Houston dons Nazi uniform, shoots 9 killing 1. A disgruntled lawyer opened fire at passing cars in Houston on Monday, wounding nine people before dying in a shootout with police. Authorities and witnesses described a harrowing scene at approximately 6:30 am, in which the shooter stood next to his car — using a tree for cover — and fired a rifle and a handgun indiscriminately at passing cars and at responding officers. He was eventually shot and killed by police.
- Israel signs 15 year $10 billion deal to supply natural gas to Jordan. The agreement will provide Jordan with a total of approximately 45 billion cubic meters of gas from the Leviathan offshore gas field, turning Israel into its largest gas supplier. The Israeli Energy Minister said “This is an important milestone in strengthening the ties and strategic partnerships between Israel and Jordan and the entire region”. This is the 2nd such deal with Jordan, the first was for $1/2 billion.
- Follow up on Budapest explosion, it was a bomb targeting police. Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest. The police chief said “We have established without a doubt that our police officers were the targets of the attack. They wanted to execute my officers.” The chief didn’t say why the suspect wanted to harm police officers, but he didn’t rule out terrorism. The suspect is believed to be 20-25 years old and 170 centimeters (around 5’6”) tall.
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