In our news wrap Monday, authorities are searching for answers after a gunman killed 18 people in Nova Scotia over the weekend. It was Canada’s deadliest mass shooting ever. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and main rival Benny Gantz reached a coalition deal that will end a year-long political standoff. Netanyahu will remain in his role for the next 18 months, followed by Gantz.
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In the day's other news: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, Benny Gantz, reached a three-year coalition deal, ending a year-long political standoff. Netanyahu will serve as prime minister for the first 18 months, followed by Gantz.
That leaves Netanyahu in office during his upcoming corruption trial.
Authorities in Canada searched for answers today after a gunman killed 18 people in Nova Scotia over the weekend. It was the country's deadliest mass shooting ever. The gunman was disguised as an officer, attacking some people in their homes, and setting fire to other homes.
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said all of Canada is grieving.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
How could this happen? We may never know why. But we do know this. No one man's action can build a wall between us and a better day, no matter how evil, how thoughtless or how destructive.
The gunman also died, but police gave no details.
In Afghanistan, officials said Taliban attacks killed at least 29 security officers on Sunday. The violence came as the two sides are negotiating a prisoner exchange. It's supposed to be part of a U.S.-brokered peace plan.
Back in this country, at least three people died after severe storms swept the Deep South on Sunday. Hail rained down on Houston, and heavy rain in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, caused flash floods. In Central Alabama, cleanup began today after high winds and at least one tornado struck last night. A week ago, tornadoes killed 36 people in the region.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that state juries must be unanimous to convict criminal defendants. Two states, Louisiana and Oregon, still allow divided juries to reach verdicts. The high court acted in the case of a Louisiana man serving a life sentence for murder.
And a federal appeals court says that a Texas ban on abortions during the pandemic includes those induced by medication. That overturns a lower court ruling. The state has temporarily barred all abortions as nonessential.