Uber Driver Charged with Murder. Jason Dalton, who is accused of killing six people this weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was charged with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. President Obama, in his address at the National Governors Association, said he called local officials on Monday, saying they “did an outstanding job in apprehending the individual very quickly. But you've got families who are shattered today.” (CBS News)
Apple vs. FBI Cont’d. The tech company asked the U.S. government to withdraw its court order to help unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, and called for Congress form a committee of intelligence and security experts to discuss privacy and personal freedoms. The move comes a day after the FBI’s director released a statement saying litigation over the phone isn’t about trying to set a precedent. (Ville Heiskanen, Bloomberg)
Russia Agrees to Ceasefire. U.S. officials announced that both the U.S. and Russia have agreed on a plan for a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria beginning Saturday. The plan doesn’t include ISIS or other terrorist organizations. (Maeva Bambuck and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press)
‘Irrepressible Spirit.’ The U.S. Supreme Court began a new session—the first after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this month. Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to Scalia in his opening remarks before hearing arguments for two cases, calling him “our man for all seasons” and adding that the remaining eight justices “shall miss him beyond measure.” (Lawrence Hurley, Reuters)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson are campaigning in Nevada in preparation for the Republican caucus, which begins between 5 and 7 p.m. PT, based on county. Marco Rubio will be on the trail in Minnesota and Michigan, and John Kasich will be rallying voters in Georgia. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is returning to South Carolina ahead of Saturday’s Democratic primary, and Bernie Sanders will be hosting a rally in Norfolk, Virginia.
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“Yet six years later, many of those same Republicans are leaving, departing Washington right alongside the man they had come to fight. More than a dozen are leaving the House in 2016—four are giving up their seats to run for the Senate, and nine more are simply heading home.” The Atlantic’s Russell Berman on the exodus of some members of the Tea Party from Congress.
Where’d All the Money Go? Despite a strong financial backing, Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign over the weekend, categorizing it as possibly one of the “least successful campaign spending binges.” Here’s why. (Nicholas Confessore and Sarah Cohen, The New York Times)