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Austin Police Department Chief Joseph Chacon says gunfire erupted in a busy entertainment district downtown early Saturday, injuring several people. Austin Police Department via AP hide caption

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Austin Police Arrest One Suspect, Search For Another After 14 Wounded In Shooting

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Someone opened fire in a busy entertainment district in the Texas capital early Saturday before getting away, authorities said. Investigators are looking into what sparked the shooting.

U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of 2019 trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives in Beijing. On Thursday, China passed a sweeping new law designed to counter numerous sanctions the United States and the European Union have imposed on Chinese officials and major Chinese companies. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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China's New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law Sends A Chill Through The Business Community

It's not clear how often or how broadly Beijing will use the law. But by complying with U.S. sanctions on China, businesses could face tough sanctions in China as a penalty for doing so.

China's New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law Sends A Chill Through The Business Community

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Clippings from the Great Falls Tribune were part of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office investigative file into the 1956 murders of Patricia Kalitzke and Lloyd Duane Bogle. Traci Rosenbaum/USA Today Network via Reuters Co. hide caption

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Detectives Just Used DNA To Solve A 1956 Double Homicide. They May Have Made History

It's one of the oldest criminal cases cracked with the new DNA technology. The murders of teen sweethearts Lloyd Duane Bogle and Patricia Kalitzke had gone unsolved for more than 60 years.

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A man holds a portrait of Amanda Alvear at a vigil for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering The Pulse Nightclub Victims, 5 Years Later

Five years ago this weekend, 49 people were killed and 53 injured in a mass shooting in Orlando. The victims ranged in age from 18 to 50. They were dancers and students, a singer and a bouncer, an accountant and an aspiring firefighter — mothers, fathers, teenagers, couples and best friends.

As ransomware cases surge, the cyber criminals almost almost always demand, and receive, payment in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The world's largest meat supplier, JBS, announced paid $11 million in Bitcoin to hackers in a recent ransomware attack. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption

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Bitcoin Is Fueling Ransomware Attacks

If you're planning a multi-million dollar ransomware attack, there's really only one way to collect — with cryptocurrency. It's fast. It's easy. Best of all, it's largely anonymous and hard to trace.

How Bitcoin Has Fueled Ransomware Attacks

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Apple announced this week at its Worldwide Developer Conference a new feature in its forthcoming operating system, iOS 15, that will digitize state-issued licensees and ID cards. Apple hide caption

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Apple iPhones Can Soon Hold Your ID. Privacy Experts Say There's A Cost For The Convenience

Apple announced a new feature to let users scan their driver's license and save it to their iPhones. Some experts says it could invite greater surveillance and data tracking, as well as incentivize businesses to ask customers to prove who they are.

Apple iPhones Can Soon Hold Your ID. Privacy Experts Are On Edge

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Participants sit a Blue Origin space simulator during a conference on robotics and artificial intelligence in Las Vegas on June 5, 2019. On Saturday, Blue Origin announced that an unidentified bidder will pay $28 million for a suborbital flight on the company's New Shepard vehicle. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An 11-Minute Flight To Space With Jeff Bezos Was Just Auctioned For $28 Million

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is going up July 20 on a rocket made by his space exploration company Blue Origin. So is his brother. And now a mystery bidder has won an auction to join them.

As COVID-19 rates go down and vaccination rates go up, New York City voters increasingly say that crime and public safety are their biggest concerns in the upcoming mayoral election. Scott Roth/AP hide caption

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Crime Is The Key Issue In New York City Mayor's Race

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is out at the end of the year because of term limits. Voters will choose from a crowded field of would-be successors, including Andrew Yang, the former Democratic presidential candidate.

Crime Is The Key Issue In New York City Mayor's Race

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An East Texas bakery initially faced backlash over its Pride Month-themed cookies, but is now selling out of its goods and gaining fans across the country. It's also receiving donations and passing them along to local charities. Jens Kalaene/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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A Texas Bakery Got Hate Mail Over Pride Cookies. Then The Community Rallied Behind It

Confections bakery in Lufkin, Texas, lost customers after posting a picture of its rainbow-iced Pride Month cookies. It's now being flooded with orders and donations, and paying them forward.

Demonstrators wave the Palestinian flag and chant "Black Lives Matter," among other slogans, during a march ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016. Adrees Latif/Reuters hide caption

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The Complicated History Behind BLM's Solidarity With The Pro-Palestinian Movement

After the recent Israel-Hamas fighting, many Black Lives Matter organizers have renewed their support for the Palestinians. A fissure among African American activists in 1967 links the two movements.

The Complicated History Behind BLM's Solidarity With The Pro-Palestinian Movement

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Handy Kennedy, founder of AgriUnity cooperative, feeds his cows on HK Farms earlier this year in Cobbtown, Ga. The AgriUnity cooperative is a group of Black farmers formed to better their chances of economic success. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Farmers Of Color Were About To Get Loan Forgiveness. Now The Program Is On Hold

A new federal program created by the Biden administration to reverse years of economic discrimination against U.S. farmers of color has ground to a halt.

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Just 10% Of Popular Movies Had A Muslim Character. Riz Ahmed Wants To Change That

The Oscar-nominated actor is launching an initiative on Muslim representation in movies, after a new study showed less than 10% of the top films between 2017 and 2019 depicted Muslims on screen.

Just 10% Of Popular Movies Had A Muslim Character. Riz Ahmed Wants To Change That

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Asha Gond (center right) rides her skateboard. When she first began skateboarding, neighbors would catcall that skateboarding is for boys and urge her parents to marry her off. Vicky Roy hide caption

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Skateboarding Gives Freedom To Rural Indian Teen In Netflix Film — And In Real Life

A new Netflix movie called Skater Girl chronicles the journey of an Indian teenage girl who discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. It's also the story of Asha Gond.

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Coming Soon To An Atlas Near You: A Fifth Ocean

National Geographic has recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth official ocean. The cartographic update doesn't surprise researchers who study the importance of the waters surrounding Antarctica.

Coming Soon To An Atlas Near You: A Fifth Ocean

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Jennifer Gibaldi's daughter Alyssa, 17, began experiencing severe anxiety which left her catatonic during the pandemic last year. But finding help for Alyssa, who has Down syndrome, was challenging, as most health care providers wouldn't take kids with disabilities or they wouldn't take her insurance. Heather Walsh for NPR hide caption

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How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

A growing number of kids struggle with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. A new way of linking hospitals and schools may be the key to getting more of them help.

How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

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Pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on July 31, 2020. Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Ministry of Media/AP hide caption

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Saudi Arabia Says The Hajj Will Be Limited To 60,000 People, All From Within The Kingdom

This year's pilgrimage, which begins in mid-July, will be limited to people from within the kingdom because of the pandemic. Last year only about 1,000 people were allowed in the hajj, down from about 2 million historically.

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More States Are Scaling Back How Often They Update Their COVID Numbers

More than two dozen states have reduced how frequently they report what's happening with the pandemic, raising alarm among some public health experts.

States Scale Back Pandemic Reporting, Stirring Alarm

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