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Photo: ROLAND SCHLAGER/APA/AFP via Getty Images

Schools in Vienna will remain closed and residents are being urged to remain home as authorities search for other possible shooters from Monday's terrorist attack that left four people dead, including the suspect, officials said.

The big picture: Three people were confirmed killed and 15 others injured in the shooting that spanned six different locations in Vienna, Austrian authorities said on Tuesday morning. A suspect was also killed by officers at the scene.

  • Interior Minister Karl Nehammer tweeted that the suspect, who was armed with an explosives belt, which turned out to be fake, and an assault rifle was a known sympathyzer of the Islamic State militant group.
  • The suspect's apartment was being searched by a SWAT team, police said.

Background: Gunfire started hours before the start of a nationwide lockdown to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.

  • Several gunmen opened fire near a synagogue in Vienna on Monday night, killing two males and one female and wounding others, including a police officer, officials said. The wounded were being treated in the hospital.
  • The head of the Vienna’s Jewish community said in a Twitter post that it remains unknown whether Seitenstettengasse Temple, Vienna’s main synagogue, was a target, but that it was closed at the time of the shooting.
  • The Austrian Armed Forces were brought in to help police with the response to the attack, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, said in a tweet.

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

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U.S. Capitol police confirmed that an officer shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on Wednesday during a siege of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as Congress was set to certify Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.

Catch up quick: Capitol police released additional details of their response to the mob on Thursday, saying that people used metal pipes and chemical irritants against officers while breaching the building. Only 14 people were arrested in total by the Capitol police.

Scoop: U.S. begins denying Afghan immigrants

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The Biden administration has begun issuing denials to Afghans seeking to emigrate to the United States through the humanitarian parole process, after a system that typically processes 2,000 applications annually has been flooded with more than 30,000.

Why it matters: Afghans face steeper odds and longer processes for escaping to the U.S., despite the earlier sweeping efforts by the Biden administration to assist its allies. Immigration lawyers and advocacy groups say the government has set untenable barriers to a safe haven in the U.S.

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Dems invoke Robert Byrd to sell Manchin on Senate rules changes

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A small group of Senate Democrats is privately invoking the legacy of late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd in an effort to sway Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support their plans to change the chamber's rules, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Manchin — who holds Byrd's Senate seat — has often referenced his predecessor's strong moral conviction and insistence on preserving the Senate as an institution, as justification for some of his tough positions.

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