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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden ordered the White House flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed Friday in a car-ramming attack at the U.S. Capitol.

The big picture: Evans was an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police. Another officer was injured when a male suspect rammed them with a car at a north entrance to the U.S. Capitol. The suspect, who police said brandished a knife as he lunged at officers, was shot and has been pronounced dead.

  • Friday's attack comes less than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, in which five people died, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has ordered Capitol flags to half-staff in honor of Evans.

What he's saying: "Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police and left a fellow officer fighting for his life," Biden said in a statement.

  • "We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans’ family and everyone grieving his loss," he said, adding he has been receiving ongoing briefings and will continue to get updates as the investigation continues.
  • "We know what a difficult time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there and those who protect it."
  • "I want to express the nation’s gratitude to the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and others who quickly responded to this attack."

Of note: Biden is away from D.C. and visiting Camp David. The House and Senate are out of session.

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Child among 4 killed in Southern California shooting

Police officers stand outside a building were multiple people were killed in a shooting in Orange, California on Wednesday. Photo: Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

A child was among four people killed in a shooting at an office building in Orange, Southern California, on Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Details: A female patient and the male suspect were both in critical condition at a local hospital with gunshot wounds following the shooting, Orange Police Department Lt. Jennifer Amat said at a briefing late Wednesday.

Police say Orange gunman knew victims

Police officers at a press conference in Orange, California, on April 1. Photo: Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Orange, California, police said Thursday that the gunman who killed four people — including a 9-year-old boy — and wounded another person at a business complex on Wednesday night knew the victims either through professional or personal relationships, according to AP.

The big picture: The incident in Orange was the third mass shooting in the United States in just over two weeks, following a shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, which killed eight people and another in Boulder, Colorado that ended with 10 people dead.

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Brazil senators vote to recommend criminal charges for Bolsonaro

Brazilian senators vote on probe into President Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic. Photo: Gustavo Minas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Brazilian Senate committee Tuesday voted to approve a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with a raft of criminal indictments, including crimes against humanity over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per AP.

Why it matters: Bolsonaro has become the face of a right-wing approach to the pandemic that includes repudiating vaccines and masks and resisting lockdowns and other mitigation measures. The Senate report holds him personally responsible for half of the country's 600,000 deaths.