1 big thing: shootings in California
A gunman in Northern California killed four people and injured several others, including two children, in a shooting that spanned seven locations including an elementary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento.
Details: Police killed the suspect, who has not been identified. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters that "most of the victims appear to be random selections." The gunman's neighbors told authorities that "there was a domestic violence incident" involving the suspected attacker prior to the shooting spree.
Go deeper: the AP has more details from the scene.
2. What you missed
- Jeff Sessions told lawmakers "the Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents. That would be wrong." Quotes.
- The Senate plans to include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate in its tax bill. How it works.
- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill, called Abilify MyCite, which includes a small, edible sensor to help keep track of when the patient takes their dose. Details.
- Rep. Barbara Comstock told the House Administration Committee on Tuesday of a congressional staffer who quit her job after a lawmaker exposed himself to her at his home one night. More.
- Amazon could be history's first company with a $1 trillion valuation, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst. More.
3. 1 college thing
"The UNC School of Media and Journalism announced a new curriculum structure last week aimed at facilitating a more diverse learning experience," by the Daily Tar Heel's Charlie McGee.
Why it matters: "Looking at where the industry is and where it's heading, you no longer have a very defined, 'I'm a still photographer,' or, 'I'm a page designer... That just doesn't work anymore. So how can we design the curriculum such that it meets what the industry is and what the industry continues to become? We do that by broadening things out."