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Law enforcement officers were targeted in several cities during tense standoffs overnight.

What's happening: A police officer was shot on Las Vegas Strip late Monday, per AP. No further details were immediately available. In St Louis, four police officers were struck by gunfire while standing near a line in after a peaceful demonstration, Police Chief John Hayden said early Tuesday.

  • The officers were all taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following Monday's shooting. Hayden said a small group of people had thrown rocks and fireworks at police officers.
  • In New York, a car ran over an officer in the Bronx early Tuesday, according to the New York Times, which reports the officer's condition as stable.
  • Elsewhere in the state, an SUV in Buffalo plowed through a crowd of law enforcement officers Monday night, striking two officers who are now in stable condition at Erie Medical Center, AP notes.

What we know: Video shared on social media shows the vehicle speeding through an intersection after officers appear to tackle and arrest a civilian.

  • Local media WKBW also reports that two people have been shot in the area.

WARNING: Footage of the vehicle's passing is graphic.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details of police being targeted overnight.

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Rochester mayor vows to reform police after Daniel Prude's death

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Lovely Warren, mayor of Rochester, New York, pledged reforms to the city's police as protests continued Sunday over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was experiencing mental health issues when he was detained.

Driving the news: Prude died seven days after being hooded and held down by Rochester police. Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said at a news conference with Warren that he supported the changes and he was "dedicated to taking the necessary actions to prevent this from ever happening again."

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Why it matters: The DOT could effectively become the new Commerce Department, as infrastructure spending, smart cities construction and the rollout of drone-delivery programs take on increasing economic weight.

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Joe Biden plans to announce Cecilia Rouse and Brian Deese as part of his economic team and Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: These are experienced hands. Unveiling a diverse group of advisers also may draw attention away from a selection of Deese to run the National Economic Council. Some progressives have criticized his work at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.