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Joseph Gluck talks to the press as he describes the machete attack that took place earlier outside a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York. Photo: Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

A mass stabbing at the home of a Hasidic rabbi in Monsey, N.Y., during a Hanukkah gathering has left five people wounded, including two critically.

The big picture: Police Chief Brad Weidel said a suspect, identified as 37-year-old Grafton Thomas of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., is in custody and has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary, according to AP. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he considers the attack to be an "act of domestic terrorism."

  • The wounded, all Hasidic, were taken to local hospitals following the attack, which happened at 9:50 p.m., the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said.
  • "One of the victims was stabbed at least 6 times. The fifth/least severe case had a cut in his hand," the Council said in a statement posted to Twitter, adding that the attacker fled in a vehicle.
  • The family of victim Josef Neumann, 71, released a statement detailing his severe injuries, which may leave brain damage and partially paralyze him, per AP.
  • Prosecutors said police tracked Thomas to Manhattan and found him with blood all over his clothing smelling like bleach, per AP.
  • The NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau is "closely monitoring" the situation, it said in a statement on Twitter.
  • The state police hate crimes task force task force has been instructed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate the stabbing, he announced in a statement posted to Twitter condemning the attack.

What they're saying: Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called for authorities to urgently provide increased protection "and ensure that the full force of the law is brought down on those who perpetrate such horrific crimes."

  • "We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. "I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith. ... We will NOT allow this to become the new normal.
  • "We’ll use every tool we have to stop these attacks once and for all," de Blasio added. "The NYPD has deployed a visible and growing presence around Jewish houses of worship on the streets in communities like Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Boro Park."

Go deeper: ADL official says the Jewish community is facing an "epidemic" in New York

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Trump to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations before leaving office

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President Trump plans to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: This is a continuation of the president's controversial December spree that saw full pardons granted to more than two dozen people — including former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, longtime associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father of Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

  • The pardons set to be issued before Trump exits the White House will be a mix of criminal justice ones and pardons for people connected to the president, the sources said.
  • CNN first reported this news.

Go deeper: Convicts turn to D.C. fixers for Trump pardons

Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

The dark new reality in Congress

National Guard troops keep watch at security fencing. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

  • Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she had a panic attack while grocery shopping back home.
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.