German authorities treat shooting as act of terrorism

February 20, 2020

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A large group of people are shown at a vigil with several holding candles and photographs.

People attend a vigil for the victims of a shooting in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 20, 2020.


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Federal prosecutors are treating the mass shooting in Hanau, Germany as an act of terrorism. Far-right extremism is thought to have motivated the shooter, who opened fire in two hookah bars in the western German town and killed at least nine people. We also look at the appointment of Ambassador Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence, and ask what impact it might have on US intelligence-gathering capabilities. Whitney Houston died in 2012, but some people are determined to keep some version of her alive. Next week in Sheffield, England, the pop-icon will appear to perform in concert. 

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