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State Department spokesman Ned Price clashed with a reporter during a press briefing at the White House on Monday.

The tense exchange erupted as Price was boasting about the administration’s efforts to scale back the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany.

Price said 18 mostly Western companies have made “good-faith efforts to wind down” their involvement with Nord Stream 2.

“This demonstrates that the legislative goals and our actions are having a good effect,” Price said of bipartisan US opposition to the project dating back to former president Donald Trump’s time.

Associated Press reporter Matt Lee then chimed in.

“You guys have only been in office for a month, right? Are you telling me that in the last four weeks these 18 companies all of the sudden decided to say, ‘Oh my God! We better not be doing anything with Nord Stream 2,” Lee said.

“You guys are taking credit for stuff the previous administration did. Yes or no?”

Price and Lee spoke over each other for several seconds, before the State Department spokesman was able to say he was merely speaking on behalf of those who work at the department he represents.

“The people who have been working this, the people who are working this now, were the same people a month ago, were the same people three months ago,” Price said.

With Post wires

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Police searching for motorcyclist accused of shooting Texas officer

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Texas authorities are searching for a motorcyclist who allegedly shot a police officer during a traffic stop on Sunday night, a report said.

The suspected shooter was identified by authorities as 43-year-old Royce Wood. He allegedly shot a Rhome police officer in the leg near the intersection of Farm-to-Market roads 407 and 2264 in Wise County, NBC DFW reported.

Wood was driving a motorcycle with a female passenger when they were stopped. One of them matched the description of the suspect wanted in a Saturday night home invasion, authorities said.

After the shooting, Wood fled the scene on foot. The female passenger was taken into custody.

The injured officer was hospitalized in stable condition.

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Spectators injured by out-of-control vehicle at Texas mud racing event

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Spectators injured by out-of-control vehicle at Texas mud racing event

Eight people, including spectators, were injured Sunday at a Texas mud racing event after an out-of-control vehicle plowed through a guard rail, a report said.

Three of the victims were critically injured in the crash at a track in Fabens, KTSM reported, citing authorities. The other five people suffered non-life threatening injuries.

It was not immediately known what caused the driver to exit the track and crash. Three other vehicles were also hit, the report said.

A medevac helicopter was spotted at the event, along with several ambulances.

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Two children shot and critically injured in Cincinnati

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Two young children, ages 6 and 8, were among four victims in a shooting in Cincinnati on Saturday night, a report said.

The youngsters were critically injured and the other two victims — teen males — were left with non-life threatening wounds from the 6:15 p.m. shooting at McHenry and Cavanaugh avenues, WLWT reported, citing police.

The children were not the intended targets, according to Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.

“We are all outraged that two children have been caught in the crossfire of a shooting last night,” Cranley said in a statement to the news outlet.

Police did not immediately reveal further information on the shooting, including any suspect descriptions or possible motives.

Cranley said the department is working on “strong leads.”

“We are confident the police will bring these violent criminals to justice,” the mayor said in his statement.

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