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The Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate, Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Josh Brasted/Getty Images

Attorney General William Barr concluded that last month's shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station was an "act of terrorism."

What we know: A gunman identified as Mohammed Alshamrani opened fire at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, killing three before he was killed by a sheriff’s deputy, per AP. Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was attending a pilot training program at the base.

  • An initial assessment from intelligence and counterterrorism officials found that Alshamrani acted alone and did not have ties to international terrorist groups, according to the New York Times.
  • Alshamrani's motives are still unknown.

Details: Eight people were injured in the attack, including two sheriff’s deputies who were first responders, according to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. Officials initially reported that 12 people were shot.

  • The shooter hosted a dinner party the night before Friday's attack to watch videos of mass shootings, per AP.
  • The shooting took place across two floors of a classroom building at dawn on Friday, per NYT. The shooter used a legally purchased Glock 45 9-mm handgun and had four to six extended magazines in his possession.
  • Multiple Saudi nationals were detained and questioned near the incident. It is not known if they were students in the building during the shooting, per NYT.
    • Three of those detained were seen filming the shooting, but there is currently no immediate indication that they are connected to the gunman.
    • The FBI said investigators are sure Alshamrani was the only gunman.

What they're saying: President Trump tweeted that Saudi Arabia's King Salman called him "to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies to the families and friends" of those killed and injured in the attack in Pensacola.

  • During the call, Salman affirmed that the shooter "does not represent the Saudi people, who count the American people as friends and allies," according to a Saudi Embassy press release on Friday.
  • Salman said he has "directed Saudi security services to cooperate with the relevant  American agencies to uncover information that will help determine the cause of this horrific attack."

Of note: Earlier this week, a separate shooting took place Wednesday on another Navy base. A U.S. sailor killed two civilian Defense Department employees at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam shipyard in Hawaii.

  • The Pensacola base, which employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, is among the Navy's most historic and is the home of the Blue Angels flight team.

Go deeper: Mass shootings as international incidents

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new information throughout. This is a developing story.

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Acting Capitol Police chief: Phone logs show Jan. 6 National Guard approval was delayed

Pittman at a congressional tribute for fallen officer Brian Sicknick. Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

Acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman testified on Thursday that cellphone records show former USCP chief Steven Sund requested National Guard support from the House sergeant-at-arms as early as 12:58pm on Jan. 6, but he did not receive approval until over an hour later.

Why it matters: Sund and former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving clashed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday over a dispute in the timeline for when Capitol Police requested the National Guard during the Capitol insurrection.

Manhattan prosecutors reportedly obtain millions of pages of Trump's tax records

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The Manhattan district attorney is now in possession of millions of pages of former President Trump's tax and financial records, CNN first reported, following a Supreme Court ruling that allowed prosecutors to enforce a subpoena after a lengthy legal battle.

Why it matters: Trump fought for years to keep his tax returns out of the public eye and away from prosecutors in New York, who are examining his business in a criminal investigation that was first sparked by hush-money payments made by Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen during the 2016 election.

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The digital dollar is now high priority for the Fed

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The U.S. is starting to get serious about a central-bank-backed digital currency, with recent comments from top officials laying out the strongest support yet.

Driving the news: On Tuesday Fed chair Jerome Powell told Congress that developing a digital dollar is a "high priority project for us," but added that there are "significant technical and policy questions."