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several crises and repeated friction over the Jerusalem shrine.
The swift resolution of the latest diplomatic row re ected the overriding interest by both countries to
protect their relationship.
As the embassy staff returned to Israel, Jordan’s Public Security Directorate said it had completed its
investigation into Sunday’s shooting.
The security agency said the incident had been triggered by an argument over a furniture delivery.
It said two Jordanians had arrived at a residential building housing embassy staff on Sunday evening
to set up bedroom furniture.
One of the Jordanians was the son of the owner the furniture store, later identi ed as 17-year-old Mo-
hammed Jawawdeh.
An argument erupted between the son of the owner and the embassy guard because of a delay in
delivering the furniture, the Jordanian security agency said. The argument took place in the presence of the landlord and a doorman.
“The son of the owner attacked the Israeli diplomat and injured him,” the statement said. It said the Israeli  red toward the teen, wounding him, and also struck the landlord who was standing nearby.
The two Jordanians died of their wounds at a hospital.
Earlier Monday, al-Jawawdeh’s father, Zakariah, had called for an investigation, saying his son deserves justice. It was not clear if the  ndings of the security agency will satisfy him.
Laub reported from the West Bank. Associated Press writer Mohammed in Ramallah, West Bank con- tributed reporting.
GOP sets Senate health care vote buoyed by McCain return By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama’s health care law, buoyed by the near theatrical return to the Capitol of the ailing Sen. John McCain.
No stranger to heroic episodes, the Navy pilot who persevered through  ve years of captivity during the Viet- nam War announced through his of ce that he would be back in Washington for the critical roll call on beginning debate on the legislation. The 80-year- old has been at home in Arizona since he revealed last week that he’s un- dergoing treatment for brain cancer, but a one-sentence statement said he “looks forward” to returning for work on health care and other legislation.
President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and others, speaks about healthcare, Monday, July 24, 2017, in the Blue Room of the White House in Wash- ington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc-
Connell, R-Ky., scheduled the initial
health care vote for Tuesday. It
seemed unlikely Republicans would
bring McCain cross country if they didn’t think his vote would make a difference, and his mere presence

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