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Police investigating the scene where a driver rammed a vehicle into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol on April 02. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A male suspect rammed a vehicle into two Capitol Police officers on Friday at the North Barricade vehicle access point of the U.S. Capitol, sending Congress into a roughly two-hour lockdown.

The state of play: The attack left two dead, including the suspect and one police officer, and another injured. Congress is no longer under lockdown, and the House and Senate were out of session at the time of the attack.

In photos:
The vehicle smashed into the barricade at the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Acting Chief of Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman speaking during a press conference in Washington, D.C. on April 2. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
Armed members of the National Guard and Capitol Police blocking a street near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
Members of the National Guard walking near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
National Guard members standing guard on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Go deeper: What they're saying: Members of Congress "horrified" by Capitol car ramming attack

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Police brutality rattles Mexico

Rosibel Emerita Arriaza, the mother of Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza, speaks to the media as she leaves the Foreign Ministry of El Salvador in Antiguo Cuscatlan. Photo: Marvin Recinos/AFP via Getty Images

As the Derek Chauvin trial wraps its first week of testimony in the U.S., Mexico is reckoning with its own case of police brutality.

Why it matters: The death of Victoria Salazar, a Salvadoran refugee who had lived in Tulum for years, is the most recent case of Mexican law enforcement being accused of killing someone of Central American origins.

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Omicron dashboard

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  1. Health: Axios-Ipsos poll: Omicron's big numbersAnother wave of death — FDA limits use of Regeneron and Lilly antibody treatments — Fauci: "Confident" Omicron cases will peak in February.
  2. Vaccines: Pfizer begins clinical trial for Omicron-specific vaccine — The shifting definition of fully vaccinated.
  3. Politics: Biden admin withdraws temporary vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers — New York Supreme Court strikes down Gov. Hochul's mask mandate for public areas — Sarah Palin tests positive, delaying defamation trial — Virginia school boards sue Gov. Youngkin for lifting mask mandate.
  4. World: U.K. to lift travel testing requirement for fully vaccinated — Beijing Olympic Committee lowers testing threshold ahead of Games.
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The Robinhood M&A rumor mill churns

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Robinhood's valuation is now just over $11 billion, a fraction of where it traded in August and below that of its last private round of funding. Cue the M&A mongers.

Why it matters: It's not just Robinhood—falling values of growth-oriented tech stocks have raised speculation that formerly high-flying fintechs could be snapped up by more well-capitalized buyers.