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Protest near the police station of Petion Ville, Haiti. Photo: Richard Pierrin/Getty Images

17 suspects have been detained so far in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, including two who are believed to hold dual U.S.-Haitian citizenship, according to AP.

The latest: 15 of the detainees are from Colombia and at least six are former members of its army, AP reports, citing the Colombian government.

  • Eight more suspects are being sought and three have been killed by police, according to Léon Charles, chief of Haiti’s National Police.
  • The U.S. State Department could not confirm or comment on the Haitian-Americans reportedly in custody, per AP.
  • Colombian President Iván Duque ordered the high command of Colombia's army and police to cooperate in the investigation.

What they're saying: “We are going to bring them to justice,” Charles said during a news conference.

  • “A team was formed with the best investigators ... they are going to send dates, flight times, financial information that is already being collected to be sent to Port-au-Prince,” the head of the Colombian national police, Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, said.

The big picture: Moïse's assassination early Wednesday morning came amid increasing political turmoil in Haiti and calls for Moïse's removal from office before his term ended. Gang violence has surged in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, as inflation and a delayed election contribute to the state of crisis in the Western Hemisphere's most impoverished nation.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Chicago police union urges officers to defy vaccine mandate

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Chicago's police union is threatening to "file a temporary restraining order" in an attempt to stop the city's COVID-19 vaccination mandate from taking effect, per Fox 32.

The big picture: Under the requirement that's due to take effect on Friday, city of Chicago staff who aren't vaccinated against the coronavirus must be tested semiweekly. They will be placed on unpaid leave if they refuse. Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara is urging union members to defy the mandate.

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FDA panel endorses shot of J&J booster for adults

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Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Friday unanimously endorsed a booster shot for adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the initial dose.

Why it matters: The advisory committee raised concerns about a dearth of data to support their decision but ultimately decided to support an additional shot for those over 18.

Capitol Police officer indicted for obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide evidence of a participant's involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

Driving the news: Officer Michael A. Riley, 50, is accused of telling the unidentified participant, referred to as "Person 1," in the Jan. 6 riot to delete posts from Facebook, which showed them in the Capitol during the attack.