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Roberto Lopez, from left, Briana Calderon and Cynthia Olvera, of Las Vegas, pause at a memorial site on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Photo: Chris Carlson / AP

Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Tuesday the Las Vegas shooting was "obviously premeditated" given the number of weapons (43) the suspected shooter had. Lombardo said he's "absolutely concerned. The world has changed. Who would have ever imagined this situation?"

More on what else law enforcement has revealed today about the ongoing investigation:

  • They've identified all but three victims.
  • The injury count has decreased slightly by about 20, since there was a double count error at one of the hospitals.
  • Room service was provided at some point, Lombardo confirmed.
  • Lombardo confirmed Paddock's girlfriend remains a "person of interest."
  • Lombardo confirmed there were bump stops applied to some of Paddock's guns, which speeds up shooting.
  • Lombardo said they received a call at 10:08 p.m. local time, and the best estimates show the shooting continued for about 9 minutes.
  • The scene at Mandalay Bay is still active, and Lombardo urged everyone to stay away in the meantime.

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Maximum pressure campaign escalates with Fakhrizadeh killing

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The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.

Scoop: Biden weighs retired General Lloyd Austin for Pentagon chief

Lloyd Austin testifying before Congress in 2015. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Joe Biden is considering retired four-star General Lloyd Austin as his nominee for defense secretary, adding him to a shortlist that includes Jeh Johnson, Tammy Duckworth and Michele Flournoy, two sources with direct knowledge of the decision-making tell Axios.

Why it matters: A nominee for Pentagon chief was noticeably absent when the president-elect rolled out his national security team Tuesday. Flournoy had been widely seen as the likely pick, but Axios is told other factors — race, experience, Biden's comfort level — have come into play.

Updated 14 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York COVID restrictions.
  3. World: Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.
  4. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in December Black Friday shopping across the U.S., in photosAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.