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The U.S. Postal Service facility where a bomb addressed to Sen. Cory Booker passed through. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Justice Department has confirmed they have one person in custody suspected of mailing a string of bombs to prominent Trump critics.

The details: The man has been identified as Cesar Sayoc according to multiple media outlets citing law enforcement sources. Police identified the 56-year-old Aventura, Florida resident through DNA evidence. Sayoc was previously arrested in 2002 for making a bomb threat, per the Washington Post, to which he pleaded guilty and received probation.

  • A "loud explosion" was heard during the arrest, per CBS, which could have been caused by a flash bang device used by law enforcement.
  • It's not clear if he acted alone or had help, the Post reports.
  • The bombs were "PVC pipes stuffed with what appeared to be fireworks powder and glass," per the Post.
  • A van was taken into custody by law enforcement at the time of the arrest. It features political stickers, some displaying images of President Trump and Vice President Pence, and one that says "CNN sucks."
A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

The latest: President Trump praised law enforcement and denounced political violence at a Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House following the arrest. "These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country," he said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott tweeted: "I have been briefed by FDLE on developments regarding the attempted bombings. ANY attempt to harm others is disgusting & has no place in Florida or our country. I appreciate the hard work of law enforcement to bring swift justice to whoever is responsible for these cowardly acts."

This is a developing story and is continuing to be updated with the latest details.

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President Biden blasted Fox News' Peter Doocy on Monday after the reporter asked if the nation's soaring inflation is a political liability, saying, "what a stupid son of a b----h."

Driving the news: The Biden administration has faced rising inflation rates over recent months, which it has labeled as "transitory."

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The endpoints of a stimulus-fueled market are being defined.

Why it matters: Conditions that drove excess pricing in riskier assets are steadily being removed, and big swings in the market like those seen today are inevitable as investors try to adjust to the new landscape.

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Mutinous soldiers in Burkina Faso declared on state television Monday that they had deposed the government, closed the borders and taken control of the country. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has reportedly been arrested.

The big picture: This would be the third successful military coup in west Africa in eight months, after juntas took power last year in Guinea and in neighboring Mali.

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