Everything You Need to Know About the Supreme Court Battle

With President Barack Obama in his final year in the Oval Office, the president’s nomination of U.S. District Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick Garland has set off a firestorm of opposition among Republican senators. Roll Call gives an overview of the battle for the Supreme Court seat so far.

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Police Shoot, Wound Man at US Capitol

A Capitol Hill visitor was shot by Capitol Police on Monday after he pulled out what appeared to be a weapon during the screening process and pointed it at an officer, said Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa.

The suspect was taken to the hospital with a police escort shortly after the incident on a busy day for tourists in the nation’s capital. A bystander also suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital, he said.

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