10 things you need to know today: January 26, 2014

The Fifth Column

The Week

Columbia, Md., reels after a mall shooting, François Hollande officially splits from his partner, and more

1. Maryland mall shooting leaves three dead
A gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall in Columbia, Md., on Saturday, leaving three people dead and several more wounded. The suspect was among the victims. Howard County Police announced late Saturday that officers had located and disabled two “crude devices” in the gunman’s belongings “that appeared to be an attempt at making explosives using fireworks.” Police have tentatively identified the gunman but are not ready to publicly release his name. [USA Today]
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2. Deaths mar Egypt’s anniversary of revolution
At least 49 people were killed and 247 wounded in violence in Cairo as Egypt marked the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 revolution that brought down longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak. Dozens more people were wounded in clashes throughout the…

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