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A vigil for an off-duty police officer that was killed during the Vegas shooting. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Authorities are still without a motive to explain the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, the Associated Press reports.

The big picture: Upon the release of the investigation's final report, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said they haven't found a motive for Stephen Paddock's October rampage that left 58 dead and hundreds wounded.

Where things stand

The report includes summaries of 14 of Paddock's bank accounts. Between September 2015 and September 2017, the total balance of those accounts dropped from $2.1 million, to $530,000.

  • Sheriff Lombardo referred to Paddock as "unremarkable man," and attributed the losses to him not being "as successful in the gambling as he was in the previous years."
  • Analysis of his bank accounts also showed that he "made nearly $95,000 in firearms-related purchases."

There is still an ongoing investigation into officers' individual actions on the night of the shooting, including the officer "who froze" one floor beneath Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay, during the shooting.

  • Officer Cordell Hendrex said he was "terrified with fear," per the AP.
  • He, three hotel security personnel and a rookie officer stayed in the hallway for approximately five minutes, before moving to a stairwell.

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Why it matters: Austin met his counterpart Benny Gantz and will meet later with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss Iran and regional security issues.

"I was horrified": Leaders respond to footage of Black and Latino Army officer threatened at traffic stop

An Army officer is suing two Virginia police officers after he said they drew their guns and pepper-sprayed him during a traffic stop in December.

Why it matters: Footage of the incident has drawn widespread criticism from leaders and groups in the state. Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, is heard saying “I’m honestly afraid to get out," to which a police officer responds “Yeah, you should be," in a video from a body-worn camera.

Chauvin trial leaves cities, activists across America on edge

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The impact of the Derek Chauvin trial is reverberating far beyond the walls of the downtown Minneapolis courtroom.

The state of play: With the trial set to enter its third week, activists across America are watching the proceedings unfold with heavy skepticism that what they perceive as justice will be served.