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Passengers wearing protective masks board an East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) Shinkansen bullet train. Photo: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A man stabbed at least 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo, Japan on Friday before being captured by law enforcement, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: The incident comes as Japan has seen a series of high-profile knife killings in 2016, 2018 and 2019 and the city is host to the Summer Olympic Games, which end Sunday.

The big picture: The Tokyo Fire Department said nine of the 10 injured passengers were taken to area hospitals, while the tenth was able to leave the scene. All of those injured were conscious but one is said to be seriously injured, per AP.

  • The suspect left his knife behind when he fled the scene. He later turned himself in at a convenience store where the store manager called the police to arrest him, AP reports.
  • One witness at a nearby station said the train stopped and passengers rushed out of the train, shouting that a stabbing had occurred.

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Capitol Police arrest man in "suspicious vehicle" outside of Supreme Court

U.S. Capitol Police inspect a suspicious vehicle after it was parked outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Capitol Police said officers pulled a man from a "suspicious vehicle" that was illegally parked in front of the Supreme Court Tuesday after closing several streets and advising the public to stay away from the area.

The big picture: Police said the man, identified as 55-year-old Dale Paul Melvin from Kimball, Michigan, is in custody and no one was injured.

Breaking Biden's diplomatic logjam

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Data: Center for Presidential Transition via Congress.gov; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

The logjam for reviewing and confirming President Biden's ambassadorial picks is finally starting to break.

Why it matters: Biden is far behind his predecessors in the rate at which his ambassadorial picks have been confirmed. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a series of high-profile hearings and votes this week to finally begin chipping away at the backlog.

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Democrats brace for staredown over paid family medical leave

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senior House Democrats are braced for battle with the Senate over whether paid family medical leave — a key priority for progressives — will be included in President Biden’s final budget reconciliation bill, lawmakers and aides tell Axios.

Why it matters: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has indicated he wants to cut the program to reduce the bill's price tag. “Paid family and medical leave must be in the final package,” Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told Axios on Monday.